The lineup for Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival has been unveiled, and could feature headliners Corb Lund, Said the Whale, and Lazy Syrup Orchestra in conjunction with a plethora of outdoor sports when the 6th annual event returns to the lodge on May long weekend.
The loose out of doors concert series held at Village Square can be kicked off through Juno-triumphing alt-country singer-songwriter Corb Lund on Friday, May 17 at 7:30 p.M.
On Saturday, May 18 at three p.M., Victoria’s very own blues rocker Jesse Roper will hit the stage, sparkling off the release of his latest album, Access to Infinity. He could be accompanied using any other Juno-winning act, Vancouver indie-rock trio Said the Whale, at 7:30 p.M. Frequent visitors to Whistler, the band is unapologetically West Coast, drawing on wealthy harmonies from California pop and crunchy guitars rooted in the records of the Pacific Northwest’s rock scene.
On Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.M., seize the soulful R&B and roots stylings of Vancouver’s Buckman Coe, supported through harmonies from Tonye Aganaba, a social justice suggests and Much More Music Video Award recipient. Coe’s ultra-modern release, Gathering Storm, is ready “taking a stand for what you trust in and for who you adore,” dancing “among the progressive and the romantic,” in line with Coe’s homepage.
Closing out the music services at 7:30 p.M. May be Shambhala and Bass Coast veterans Lazy Syrup Orchestra, additionally out of Vancouver. The orchestra blends mellow vibes with stay instrumentation, MCing and a numerous choice of dance track from round the sector.
Produced by means of the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW), Go Fest become originally conceived as a party of the convergence of wintry weather and spring and all of the outside sports on offer at this transitional time of year. It becomes additionally designed as a family-appropriate alternative to the nightlife services over the May lengthy weekend, historically a popular weekend for young revelers from the Lower Mainland that has been marked in beyond years through belongings damage to village organizations and, in rare instances, violence.
The three-day event also capabilities a selection of outside activities suitable for all ages and abilities, which includes the Whistler Parkrun, the VANS skate ramp, tennis clinics, a avenue cycling institution experience with the Whistler Cycling Club, beach volleyball, stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing, and the GO Green Nature Scavenger Hunt, among others.
There are also several services intended to encourage creativity, which include a digital camera photography workshop, DJ classes, the Adventure Film Series, and other workshops at The GO Fest Haven, to be positioned in Olympic Plaza.
Although the competition will keep occasions at some stage in the motel, Olympic Plaza and Village Square will function the occasion’s foremost bases.
The RMOW is likewise working with the Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE) to minimize waste throughout the festival. AWARE helped divert eighty-two percent of the event’s waste at last yr’s GO Fest, according to the RMOW.
Go Fest is scheduled for May 17 to 20. For more information, go to greatoutdoorsfest.Com. The complete event agenda can be announced soon.