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Honda Celebration of Light 2018 includes live music during new Z Fest

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Eric Zimmer Jun 22, 2018 8:30 am 1,886

The entertainment line-up for Honda Celebration of Light continues to grow, with a few new additions that will make this year’s festival a must-see event.

New this year, Z Fest, presented by Z95.3FM, will take over the stage on the Bathhouse Roof
at English Bay from 8:30 pm each night.

Z95.3 presents Warner Music Canada recording artist and Canadian Radio Award Winner,
Francesco Yates, JUNO Award-nominated Ria Ma,e and rising pop-artist Langston Francis.

The performance lineup is as follows:

  • July 28: Langston Francis
  • August 1: Francesco Yates
  • August 4: Ria Mae

As well, performers, courtesy of long-standing event partner, the West End BIA, will
entertain and delight festival goers along Davie and Denman as they make their way down
to English Bay

The best location to watch Z Fest is from The Keg Lounge on the Bathhouse Roof. Opening
at 6:30 pm every night, this ticketed area features delicious complimentary hors-d’oeuvres
by The Keg Steakhouse + Bar, live music and panoramic views of English Bay.

Tickets are available starting at $179.

A full schedule of events is available online.

How to see the fireworks

At 10 pm each night, rain or shine, fireworks will be launched from a barge anchored in the middle of English Bay, providing views of the pyro-musical from the shorelines at English Bay Beach, Sunset Beach, Stanley Park Seawall, Kitsilano Beach, and Vanier Park.

A music simulcast can be heard on LG 104.3FM, as well as through the festival’s mobile app, which will be released this summer.

Attendees looking for a more comfortable and posh viewing experience of the fireworks can reserve a seat at the three-day summer festival with exclusive VIP and family-friendly viewing options of the fireworks with what are no doubt the best seats in the house.

Limited seats are available for the three ticketed viewing locations: The Keg Lounge, the Concord Lounge at the Inukshuk, and the YVR Observation Deck with new partner Air Canada included in the Observation Deck experience.

Back again for all three days, the Park Stage at Second Beach is a free family-friendly festival site featuring live music, food trucks, sponsor activations, a site-wide liquor license, and the REMAX Family Zone.

The event also welcomes back the Red Bull Air Show, a spectacular pre-show performance.

New this year, radio partner Z95.3 will be presenting Z-Fest on The Keg Lounge stage overlooking English Bay for 3 nights of music programming

Tickets are available this Friday, April 13, at 10 am, through the festival’s website.

Honda Celebration of Light fireworks 2018

Schedule and nations:

  • Saturday, July 28: South Africa, represented by Fireworks for Africa
  • Wednesday, August 1: Sweden, represented by Unique Pyrotechnic
  • Saturday, August 4: South Korea, represented by Daehan Fireworks Co.

Time: 10 pm to 10:25 pm (25-minute duration each night). Rain or shine. Music simulcast on radio station LG 104.3 FM.

Location: English Bay, Vancouver

Tickets: On sale Friday, April 13, at 10 am, through the festival’s website.

See also

Daily Hive Vancouver is a proud Media Partner of the 2018 Honda Celebration of Light


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Eric Zimmer
Staff Writer at Daily Hive.

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