VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The lineup has been announced for a brand new music festival in Vancouver. The SKOOKUM Festival is being held in Stanley Park in September.
Florence and the Machine and The Killers are the headliners for the three-day festival which happens September 7th to the 9th.
SKOOKUM will feature four stages and 50 performances over three days. Dozens of other artists are set to perform, including Metric, the Arkells, Chromeo, Current Swell, Dear Rouge, and The Matinee.
“This is the result of a conversation that began five years ago to create a more accessible, inclusive, and sustainable Festival. We feel this first year lineup reflects the spirit of what are trying to achieve in a way that also acknowledges the significant history of the location” says Festival Director Paul Runnals.
The festival is being produced by BRANDLIVE in collaboration with Virgin Mobile.
It’s not just about the music though–SKOOKUM will also feature gourmet culinary experiences, BC wines and locally brewed craft beer.
SKOOKUM has also partnered with Music Heals, a local charity which supports a wide range of music therapy services to communities in BC and across Canada, and the Stanley Park Ecology Society, which has a leading role in the stewardship of Stanley Park through collaborative efforts in education, conservation, and research.