New Canadian Music Fest Adds Thievery Corporation As Headliner

by PopMatters Staff

19 June 2008

Thievery Corporation 

It’s a crowded festival season, but a new Canadian festival in gorgeous Whistler, British Columbia has a pretty impressive, diverse lineup. Ranging from hip-hop to R&B, rock to electronic, the brand-spanking new Whistler Music Festival looks like great fun. Plus, it’s set in a resort, which is a really nice change of pace from the crowded campgrounds of so many festivals. Maybe you can even enjoy a good martini at this one.

The festival takes place on July 19 and 20th. Tickets are on sale now and available at www.whistlermusicfestival.com or via phone at (877) 655-4TIX. Tickets are CAD $67.50 for single-day passes and CAD $120.00 for two-day passes.

New Canadian Music Fest Adds Thievery Corporation As Headliner

Here’s the full line-up:

Elvis Costello and The Imposters
Thievery Corporation
The Roots
Broken Social Scene
Allen Touissant Band
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Meshell Ndegeocello
Medeski Martin & Wood  
Bedouin Soundclash
Serena Ryder

Here’s what Whistler has to say for itself…

Whistler is a year-round mountain resort destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and is site of the alpine, Nordic, and sliding events for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Whistler has a range of accommodations totaling 3,200 hotel rooms, and more than 5,000 other tourist accommodation units including condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler offers a wide selection of restaurants, bars, spas, boutiques, and activities from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. Whistler Blackcomb Mountains, featuring 3,036 hectares (8,171 acres) of terrain and receiving an average of 10 metres (33 feet) of snow annually, will launch the record breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola linking the two mountains via a 4.4 kilometre/11 minute journey, this December. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

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