Vancouver’s highly-anticipated The Drum is Calling Festival is here.
Taking place from now until Sunday, July 30 at Larwill Park next to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, the festival will celebrate contemporary music, along with traditional and cutting edge Indigenous arts and culture.
For each day of the festival, there is a different theme of programming so you’ll experience a variation of cultural vibes throughout.
The best part? It’s totally free to attend. Just remember to register online prior to any events that you’re planning to attend at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre and Queen Elizabeth Theatre Lobby.
You’ll get to go along to The Drum is Calling Festival and hear awesome live music performances from some of the best names in Canadian music. Many performances are scheduled for adjacent venues including the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, Vancouver Public Library and Queen Elizabeth Theatre plazas.
To help you see why you need to hit up this one-of-a-kind event, we’ve compiled a list of some of the music acts you can expect to see during The Drum is Calling Festival.
This Golden Globe and Oscar award-winning Cree singer-songwriter has been performing for more than 50 years. Her bold new album Power in the Blood has a contemporary version of ‘It’s My Way’, the title track of her 1964 debut.
Shane Koyczan and The Short Story Long
Susan Aglukark is one of Canada’s most unique artists and a leading voice on the music scene. You’ll be amazed when you hear how she mixes the Inuktitut and English languages with contemporary pop music.
For more information and to see a detailed schedule of events, visit The Drum is Calling Festival online.
- July 23 – 27 and 30, 1 to 10 pm
- July 28 – 29, 1 to 11 pm
Where: Main festival site at Larwill Park, Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, Vancouver Public Library Atrium, Queen Elizabeth Theatre Lobby and QET Plaza.
Price: Free – Register online prior to events taking place at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre and Queen Elizabeth Theatre Lobby
Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of The Drum is Calling Festival