Now in its fifth year, the Squamish Valley Music Festival is being held August 8 - 10, 2014. This festival is Western Canada’s premier music festival and one of British Columbia’s most anticipated annual events. The 2014 festival venue area is significantly larger than previous years – from 30 acres to 81 acres onto Centennial Fields – and is expected to welcome over 35,000 fans per day (up from 19,000 per day in 2013) from across the continent!
There will be four stages for this year, which includes redesigned main and dance stages. Shuttle bus transport improvements will also be among this year’s $12-million festival enhancements.
“Our campgrounds and Festival site have been expanded and we’ve worked very hard to ensure that this year’s experience will be efficient, safe and enjoyable for all involved,” said Paul Runnals, Executive Producer of the Squamish Valley Music Festival and Vice-President of brand.LIVE.
“We’ve engaged the best in the business to ensure that Festival-goers will be able to enter and exit the event smoothly and any impact to Squamish residents will be minimized as much as possible.”
The event has been working with the same transportation expert who oversaw the entire transportation program for VANOC during the 2010 Games. “We are confident that our overall event plans, will ensure this event runs smoothly in key areas of transportation, onsite accommodation, security and impact to the community,” says Runnals.
“We feel we have one of the most breathtaking locations in the country and with the convenience of being only 40 minutes from downtown Vancouver, we know that this event will continue to generate significant tourism and economic benefits to British Columbia and specifically throughout the Squamish region.”
This year's lineup includes: Eminem, Bruno Mars, Arcade Fire, The Roots, Boys Noize, Serena Ryder, Arctic Monkeys, Broken Bells, Foster the People, Lykke Li, Thievery Corporation, The Head and the Heart, Sam Roberts Band, Atmosphere, Tokyo Police Club and so much more!