Music Festival Season is Back

After cancelations to Vancouver’s most famous music festivals such as FVDED in the Park and Shambala, the music scene in the lower mainland has remained lifeless-until now!

MRG Live has just announced the return of the Westward Music Festival renewing hope in what has been an extremely hard year for many due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Promoters unveiled the 4th installment of the festival will be scheduled to take place on September 8-13 at venues across Vancouver. These include  the Vogue Theatre, Biltmore Cabaret, Imperial, Rickshaw and Fox Cabaret.

The lineup scheduled to play the event includes BBNO$, Brice Vine, Night Lovell, Haviah Mighty, Chad VanGaalen, Deante Hitchcock, French 79, Odie, Sylo Nozra, Robotaki, Turbo, Nyssa, K?D, Balming Tiger, Chris Larocca, Ferris & Sylvester, Moneyphone, SLCHLD, YSN Fab, Madison Olds, Noble Son, Daysormay and Angel T33th, among others.

I’m not even going to pretend I know most of these artists, but isn’t that what music festivals are all about? Letting loose and opening your mind to everything music has to offer. Who knows, you might just discover yourself a new favorite artist!

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If the all-star lineup wasn’t enough to convince you to buy your ticket-RuPaul’s Drag Race finalist Kandy Muse will also be doing a “Bye Felicia” night during the festival.

Due to the continued closure of the Canadian/U.S. border and venues in Vancouver still remaining closed, MRG has stated the following:

“Health and Safety is first and foremost for our fellow music fans and concert attendees. We will continue to monitor advice and protocols from BC Health Authorities, alert ticket holders with updates and provide a safe and enjoyable experience at all venues. In the event that a show needs to be rescheduled, tickets will be honoured for the new date, and in the case of cancellations, ticket holders will receive a message on how to proceed with credits or refunds.”

Admission to the Westward Music Festival costs between $99 and $139 for a full festival wristband. $99 is the early-bird price. Taxes and fees are extra (so the full non-early-bird rate is actually $157.90). 2021 prices are to be confirmed but will likely be similar.

Tickets go on sale Friday (April 30) at 10 a.m. so get yours before they are all sold out!

To purchase your tickets click here.




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