THE SECOND WAVE OF THE WESTWARD MUSIC FESTIVAL LINE-UP HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED
VANCOUVER WILL HOST BISHOP BRIGGS, GRANDSON, COUSIN STIZZ, CLAIRMONT THE SECOND, AND MORE AS A PART OF THE MULTI-GENRE, MULTI-VENUE MUSIC FEST
29 JUNE 2017 (Vancouver, BC) – MRG Concerts has announced the second wave of performers who will take over the city of Vancouver from September 14 – 17. Bishop Briggs, Grandson, Cousin Stizz, and Clairmont The Second are just a sampling of the new list of stellar artists to join the fest’s debut roster. Presented by MRG Concerts, the tickets will go on sale July 4 at 12 p.m. PST – the full line-up and ticket info can be accessed HERE.
Westward Music Festival, will be a celebration of Vancouver and all the wonderful things the city has to offer. Taking place across multiple venues in the heart of the downtown core, the four-day event is a one-of-a kind celebration of the spirit of Vancouver and its world-famous music scene. From international talents, to local superstars and homegrown heroes – Westward Music Festival hopes to weave the diverse fabric of the city together with a musical party like none other. The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Dear Rouge are set to perform, and are looking forward to being a part of the hometown festivities; “We are so proud to be Vancouverites! It’s one of our favorite places in the world and we get to call it home. We are so excited to play the inaugural Westward Music Festival. It’s the best playing in a city you love!”
Joining Dear Rouge on the roster is the extraordinary Bishop Briggs with her debut Vancouver performance. Her infectious hit “River” took the music world by storm and garnered the LA based Brit rave reviews, the top spot on Hype Machine and a touring slot with Coldplay. With her announce comes Grandson. Calling Toronto’s rock-rap king a genius is putting it lightly, the 23-year old is quickly becoming a musical phenomenon – all one needs to do is listen to his track “Bills” and they’ll understand. Clairmont The Second has been hailed by the CBC as “the next big hip-hop hope”, based in Toronto the 19 year-old MC has released over four full-length projects and toured Canada with SonReal – in a few months time, all will be converging on Vancouver’s city centre.
Founder and The MRG Group President, Matt Gibbons, wanted to incorporate great tunes with the vibe of the city. “Vancouver is such an important part of this festival. We look forward to adding to the vibrancy of not only the music community but to the city as a whole. It was important to us that Westward brings together notable international acts alongside celebrating the incredible local talent from within.” With the festival incorporating 15 live events, all within a 2.5km radius of one another – and with iconic venues such as The Vogue Theatre, Biltmore Cabaret and even The Red Truck Brewery taking part in the celebration – this will be a fest for the record books.
Westward Music Festival’s media sponsors are 102.7 THE PEAK, The Georgia Straight, and Do604.
Westward Music Festival – Second Wave Announce Line-Up :
Bishop Briggs / Grandson / Cousin Stizz / Clairmont The Second / Joan / Courtship / Alayna / Gang Signs / Brass / Art D’eco / Windmills / Goodwood Atoms / Pretty Filthy Hearts / Sightlines / Maiwah / Jake Hope
…more to come!
Tickets available at Ticketfly
About The MRG Group
In operation since 2008, with the reopening of the historic Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, BC, The MRG Group has grown into one of the leading hospitality and entertainment companies in Canada. Owning a total of 7 properties across the country, the group’s preeminent venues include: Vogue Theatre, The Yale Saloon and Biltmore Cabaret in the West, Rock ‘n’ Horse Saloon, The Porch, Dublin Calling and Adelaide Hall in the East. MRG Concerts developed as an amplification of it’s entertainment branch and has since established itself as an industry-leading promotion company producing over 400 shows per year. The Group’s latest initiative, MRG Events was introduced in 2017 to advance the creation of memorable large-scale events.
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