Western Canada’s largest music festival, Contact, returns to Vancouver in December – this time, over two days. Produced by Blueprint in partnership with Live Nation Canada, Contact 2013 will host 10 of the most celebrated and illustrious artists in the current electronic music industry to perform over December 26 and 27, coming to Vancouver from across North America, Europe and Australia. Contact is the first ever two-day festival to occur at BC Place, and is poised to trump all previous large-scale events as the most elaborate to-date, attracting music lovers from all over the Pacific Northwest.
Held at the largest exhibition and entertainment venue of its kind in B.C., and one of the most technologically advanced stadiums in the world, Contact will set the stage for an unforgettable experience at BC Place. Festival-goers will be tantalized by the stadium’s exciting, “Northern Lights” LED roof display and light fixtures – animating and bringing each performance to life. A new state-of-the-art sound system featuring loudspeaker arrays mounted from above the stands, on the video board display and under the balconies, will pump out an amazingly clear sound to create a memorable two days of music.
This year’s lineup includes Skrillex, Kaskade, Dada Life, Diplo, Bingo Players, Dirty South, Baauer, Flosstramadus, RL Grime, MAKJ and Cashmere Cat.
So, now that teased and tantalized you to the fullest extent, we can finally reveal the Contact 2013 lineup through the official announcement video. Watch on, Canada.
Alvaro Prol, Co-Founder of Blueprint shares, “Last year’s CONTACT was a groundbreaking event for us – the first time hosting a major electronic dance show at BC Place, and the first time hosting an event of that magnitude – and we were so thrilled to see it culminate to a sold-out demand”.
“It has always been a goal of ours to host multi-day music events, and due to the overwhelming success of last year’s CONTACT festival, it signaled to us that the time is right to finally grow to host a two-day event. And with access to BC Place’s exciting, state of the art venue, and some of the biggest names in electronic music on board, we know that CONTACT 2013 is going to be even more epic than any dance festival we’ve ever hosted and the best party in B.C., in 2013,” adds Prol.
The December 26 and 27 event will be open to all ages, and feature VIP areas for attendees who are 19 and older carrying ID, Doors open at 5 p.m. each day, with acts running until midnight.
Tickets will go on sale Thursday, October 10 at 10 a.m. Early bird festival passes go on presale starting Tuesday, October 8 at 10 a.m., ranging from $99 – $139 for the two days, in addition to VIP festival passes beginning at $225.
When: December 26 and 27
Where: BC Place, Vancouver
Time: Doors open at 5 p.m., acts run until midnight
Tickets: Starting at $99 – available at www.contact-festival.com