The 2014 Squamish Festival will boast its most impressive lineup to date featuring an eclectic roster of globally recognized talent that includes Eminem, Arcade Fire and Bruno Mars.
Now in its fifth year, the Squamish Valley Music Festival is Western Canada’s premier music festival and one of British Columbia’s most anticipated annual events. The 2014 festival venue area is significantly larger than previous years – from 30 acres to 81 acres onto Centennial Fields – and is expected to welcome over 35,000 fans per day (up from 19,000 per day in 2013) from across the continent!
There will be four stages for this year, which includes redesigned main and dance stages. Shuttle bus transport improvements will also be among this year’s $12-million festival enhancements.
“Our campgrounds and Festival site have been expanded and we’ve worked very hard to ensure that this year’s experience will be efficient, safe and enjoyable for all involved,” said Paul Runnals, Executive Producer of the Squamish Valley Music Festival and Vice-President of brand.LIVE.
“We’ve engaged the best in the business to ensure that Festival-goers will be able to enter and exit the event smoothly and any impact to Squamish residents will be minimized as much as possible.”
The event has been working with the same transportation expert who oversaw the entire transportation program for VANOC during the 2010 Games. “We are confident that our overall event plans, will ensure this event runs smoothly in key areas of transportation, onsite accommodation, security and impact to the community,” says Runnals.
“We feel we have one of the most breathtaking locations in the country and with the convenience of being only 40 minutes from downtown Vancouver, we know that this event will continue to generate significant tourism and economic benefits to British Columbia and specifically throughout the Squamish region.”
Squamish Valley Music Festival has engaged Blueprint Events, western Canada’s leading Electronic Dance Music (EDM) promoter, to curate the Festival’s newly redesigned EDM arena.
70 artists in total are coming to this year’s event which includes Grammy and Academy Award winners that have sold 200+ million albums. This year’s festival is 3-days from Friday, August 8 to Sunday, August 10, 2014.
Image: Bruno Mars
Image: Arcade Fire
And more to come!
The event is also expanding its use of an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) enabled wristband system. Ticketholders will receive their RFID wristband via registered mail in the weeks leading up the event and must register online to activate it. The RFID system will allow for smoother, more efficient access at gates, faster processing for all onsite transactions and will allow Festival staff to better assist guests.
Weekend passes to the Squamish Valley Music Festival go on sale Friday, February 7 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster.
Virgin Mobile Members pre-sale starts Monday, February 3 at 10:00 am and ends Thursday, February 5 at 4:00pm. Members who purchase a Festival pass will receive a $20 credit applied to their RFID wristband, while quantities last.
Camping is sold by plots and one camping ticket gets you one 10′ x 12′ plot and four Camping wristbands specifically assigned to that location. Each camping plot is $350. On-site premium camping is $1,000 and gets you one 15′ x 15′ plot, four camping wristbands and one parking pass.
Camping passes do not give access to festival grounds: festival passes must be purchased separately.
For more information on Squamish Valley Music Festival 2014, visit the official event website: http://www.squamishfestival.com/
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