Canada’s Hottest Beach Festival returns to Kelowna this August long weekend (Aug 3-5, 2012). The Wet Ape team is excited for its biggest year yet, with over 19 of the hottest names in electronic dance music, dance, and hip-hop including Lupe Fiasco, Nero, Morgan Page, Bloody Beetroots, Miami Horror, and Yelawolf. The incredible line-up of artists include:
Lupe Fiasco – Named GQ Magazine’s “Man of the Year” and Rolling Stone’s “Artist to Watch”, Grammy Award winning Lupe Fiasco has been heralded since his breakout hit Kick Push in 2006 for his philosophical, sharp and dynamic lyrics. Following the success of Lasers, Fiasco is currently working on a sequel album to fan-favourite debut Food & Liquor.
Nero – Currently touring their highly successful debut album Welcome Reality, and just announced to open for Madonna on the North American leg of her MDNA tour. Nero combines heavy bass and house rhythms with a lighter pop sound; as Billboard noted, Nero “comes off like a dubstep-powered pop band.”
Morgan Page – Over 130 remixes to his name, Page has earned a solid reputation for transferring insatiable pop energy to the dance floor in the form of banging, progressive house tracks. His latest release, Body Works, features Canadian duo Tegan & Sara and currently ranks as the #7 dance track on iTunes Canada.
Bloody Beetroots – Italian electro house & dance-punk music project is known world over for dropping very dirty dance beats and a penchant for masks. Having remixed everyone from Crookers to Britney Spears and collaborations with fellow electro house musician Steve Aoki, Bloody Beetroots is currently touring Europe before heading to North America this summer.
Sweatshop Union – This Vancouver group is one of the hardest working collective in North Western hip-hop. URB Magazine recently featured them in their next top 100. Following the success of their 2011 Bill Murray EP, which won Western Canadian Music Awards’ “Hip Hop Album of the Year,” the group is releasing two albums in 2012 starting with The Leisure Gang EP (single released March 2012).
Anjulie – 2012 Juno nominee, Anjulie has been writing and composing her own music since she was a teenager. In 2011 her single Brand New Bitch was certified as a platinum digital download in Canada.
Miami Horror – Melbourne’s favourite psychedelic indie-electronic adventurers have followed up the release of their highly anticipated album Illumination with two years of touring and synth-heavy live shows. They are currently working on their next album, which they promise to be “dancy…with more rhythm than ever.”
Yelawolf – Hailed as one of Esquire Magazine’s Best New Rappers of 2011, Yelawolf is taking the rap world by storm. The southern rapper released his debut studio album in November of last year to positive reviews, and is currently working on a second album.
Center of Gravity 3-day sport and music passes are SOLD OUT; Friday and Sunday single day sport and music passes are available for $79.50; and Sport Passes are available for $19.50 – $29.50 / day. Kids 12 and under are FREE with paying adult. To view complete line-up times, accommodations and to purchase tickets, visit www.centerofgravity.ca.
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Contest ends Wednesday August 1st, 2012.
CENTER OF GRAVITY 2012 MUSIC LINE UP:
Friday, Aug 3
- Knife Party
- Lupe Fiasco
- Young Empires
- Chris Lake
Saturday, Aug 4
- Morgan Page
- Miami Horror
- DJ Craze
- Adam K
Sunday, Aug 5
- Mat the Alien
- Hard Rock Sofa
- Sweatshop Union