Last year was a bad one for large music festivals in Vancouver. We are still recovering from the loss of the Squamish Valley Music Festival and Pemberton Fest was cancelled amid controversy. Luckily, some good news has arrived with the announcement that the producers of the Squamish Valley Music Festival will be hosting SKOOKUM, September 7 – 9, 2018 in the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations: Stanley Park.
SKOOKUM will be a three-day festival that will celebrate diversity and creativity while showcasing some of the very best in music, food and art. Plus, it’s in the city so you won’t have to go without a shower for five days straight…
Launching September 7th – 9th 2018 at the Brockton field complex, the 17-acre site will have a first year capacity of 20,000 per day, and will feature multiple stages of today’s best contemporary music across broad genres, styles and cultures. The site animation program will include branded environmental design elements; live and multimedia art installations, along with roaming talent and surprise pop-up performances.
Meanwhile a sophisticated food and beverage program will provide unparalleled culinary experiences and tasting areas showcasing the best BC wines, craft beers and craft distilleries. The weekend will also include a series of late night events in the downtown core branded as “SKOOKUM After Dark”.
The full festival line-up will be announced in Spring 2018.