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Honda Celebration of Light 2017 unveils new Second Beach Stage lineup

Celebration of Light, Concerts, Arts, Events

Honda Celebration of Light 2017 unveils new Second Beach Stage lineup

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Kenneth Chan Jun 20, 2017 7:52 am 9,116

Much of the Honda Celebration of Light’s firework festival programming will take place at a new and larger site in Stanley Park beginning this summer.

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Organizers announced Tuesday that concerts and programming which usually takes place at Sunset Beach will be relocated to Ceperely Meadow at Second Beach in Stanley Park, which also provides revellers with better sight lines to the fireworks.

This is the same location where free outdoor movies are screened every summer.

Park Stage to host live music

The newly-named ‘Park Stage’ will be located at this new venue and boast a diverse set of local live music over all three fireworks nights.

Within this new free festival zone, live music will also be complemented by food trucks, the REMAX Family Zone, sponsor activations, and liquor between 2 pm and 9 pm.

This is the location of the new Park Stage in Stanley Park (Open Air Cinema)

Park Stage at Second Beach

Saturday, July 29

  • 4 pm: The New Groovement
  • 5 pm: Mazacote
  • 6 pm: Katari Taiko & DJ Oshow
  • 7 pm: Dawn Pemberton & Band
  • 8 pm: Julian Taylor Band
  • 10 pm: Fireworks by Team Japan, represented by AKARIYA Fireworks

Wednesday, August 2

  • 4 pm: Music Heals Collaboration
  • 5 pm: David Morin
  • 6 pm: Kutapira
  • 7 pm: Mob Bounce
  • 8 pm: The Boom Booms
  • 10 pm: Fireworks by Team United Kingdom, represented by Jubilee Fireworks

Saturday, August 5

  • 3 pm: Showstoppers
  • 4 pm: Murray Porter
  • 5 pm: Camaro 67
  • 6 pm: Coco Jafro
  • 7 pm: Desi SubCulture
  • 8 pm: DJ Shub, DJ Kookum, James “Danger” and Jones, Love Medicine PowWow Drum Group
  • 10 pm: Fireworks by Team Canada, represented by Royal Pyrotechnie

The Keg Lounge Stage

The popular LG104.3 Shorefest Stage will return to its usual location at English Bay Beach on Wednesday, August 2 with Emmy Award-winning The Fab Four headlining the night’s concert.

Four different premium fireworks viewing options will be available, including The Keg Lounge at the English Bay Bathhouse Roof, Concord Lounge at the Inukshuk, and YVR Observation Deck and YVR Business Class Cabanas at English Bay Beach.

Saturday, July 29

  • 7 pm to 9 pm: Krystle Dos Santos

Wednesday, August 2

  • 7 pm to 9 pm: The Fab Four

Saturday, August 5

  • 7pm to 9 pm: David Morin

Pre-Fireworks Airshows

As well, pre-fireworks airshows performed by Mrazek Airshows on Saturday, July 29 and Saturday, August 5 will provide beachgoers with a stunning aerobatic performance over English Bay before the spectacular fireworks.

Honda Celebration of Light 2017

Schedule and nations:

  • Saturday, July 29: Team Japan, represented by AKARIYA Fireworks
  • Wednesday, August 2: Team United Kingdom, represented by Jubilee Fireworks
  • Saturday, August 5: Team Canada, represented by Royal Pyrotechnie

Time: 10 pm to 10:28 pm (28-minute duration each night). Rain or shine. Music simulcast on radio station LG 104.3 FM.

Location: English Bay, Vancouver

Daily Hive Vancouver is a proud Media Partner of the
2017 Honda Celebration of Light


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Kenneth Chan
National Features Editor at Daily Hive, the evolution of Vancity Buzz. He covers local architecture, urban issues, politics, business, retail, economic development, transportation and infrastructure, and the travel industry. Kenneth is also a Co-Founder of New Year's Eve Vancouver. Connect with him at kenneth[at]dailyhive.com

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