The Squamish Constellation Festival is about to take over Henrickson Field in Squamish for a glorious three-day celebration of music, art, food, and fun.
And the best part is, the event prides itself on being BC’s first zero-waste festival.
In an all-Canadian lineup, artists such as Jessie Reyez, Bahamas, and Serena Ryder will be joined by A Tribe Called Red, Half Moon Run, Shad, Wintersleep, and Current Swell in headlining the inaugural festival taking place from July 26 to 28.
The event is one of the few multi-genre music festivals being held in the Lower Mainland this summer — so basically, you’ll have real FOMO if you don’t go.
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“Right from the very first moment we started envisioning Squamish Constellation Festival, we knew we wanted to leave the smallest footprint possible,” says festival co-founder, Tamara Stanners.
“Like any movement, it takes small steps to get momentum. We know that going with reusable, refillable drinking cups wasn’t going to be easy, and planning how to do it right has sometimes been a challenge — but we’re doing it!”
Stanners says that other measures put in place like recycling, compost, and waste stations, will all be hosted by experienced guides to ensure that products such as soft plastics, returnables, and compost go into the proper bins.
The festival is also giving a lot of thought to reducing the generation of potential waste by limiting the giveaways and promotional items onsite primarily to consumables or experiences. “The last thing we want to do is contribute to the waste that our already overflowing landfills are burdened with. We don’t want to be part of that chain that encourages the production of cheap items that have a six-hour lifespan,” Stanners adds.
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Squamish Constellation Festival is set to feature music and so much more with visual live performances and interactive art taking place over the entire three days.
And to keep you fuelled up over the weekend, there will be local beverages and brews crafted in Squamish available, as well as a huge assortment of fantastic food trucks.
On-site at the festival will be an ‘All Nude Bar’, hosted by partner Nude Vodka Soda.
“We are so excited to have Nude as a partner in our very first Squamish Constellation Festival. It will be the perfect place for you to grab your favourite Nude and catch all the magic of the festival,” says Stanners.
“We’re all about locals supporting locals, and I think it’s really cool that two local guys created Nude and that they are so keen to partner with four locals putting on a festival that features so many local BC artists.”
Shuttles will be available multiple times a day to and from Vancouver and Whistler, and you’ve got camping and parking options too, which you can check out on the Squamish Constellation Festival’s website.
Tickets for the Squamish Constellation Festival are currently on sale, starting at $65. Get yours soon to avoid missing out on the festival of the summer!
When: July 26 to 28, 2019
Where: Hendrickson Field, Squamish — 39025 Loggers Lane