The Killers and Florence + The Machine to headline Stanley Park's first ever music festival Skookum 2018

Mar 13 2018, 8:44 pm

The lineup for Skookum 2018, Metro Vancouver’s newest music festival, has just been announced.

The three-day festival will be held at Brockton Field in Stanley Park, from Friday, September 7 to Sunday, September 9, 2018.

“This is the result of a conversation that began five years ago to create a more accessible, inclusive, and sustainable Festival,” said Paul Runnals, Festival Director. “We feel this first year lineup reflects the spirit of what are trying to achieve in a way that also acknowledges the significant history of the location.”

Skookum 2018 lineup

The Killers

Florence + The Machine

  • Metric
  • Arkells
  • The War On Drugs
  • St. Vincent
  • Father John Misty
  • Blue Rodeo
  • Mother Mother
  • Chromeo
  • Bahamas
  • Stereophonics
  • Rodrigo y Gabriela

As well as these artists:

Cold War Kids, Greta Van Fleet, Dear Rouge, Buffy Sainte Marie, Matt Mays, Current Swell, Black Pistol Fire, Whitehorse, Matt Andersen, Said The Whale, Yukon Blonde, The Zolas, Hey Ocean!, Midnight Shine, Delhi 2 Dublin, Barney Bentall, The Julian Taylor Band, Crystal Shawanda, The Matinée, Belle Game, Little Destroyer,The Boom Booms feat Ta’Kaiya Blaney, William Prince, Shred Kelly, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Kelly Derrickson, Murray Porter, Mob Bounce, daysormay, Bitterly Divine, The Carnival Band, and Zynth & Co.


Image: Skookum/Facebook

The newest festival in British Columbia’s music scene is being run by BRANDLIVE, the event company responsible for Squamish Valley Music Festival and the Honda Celebration of Light, in collaboration with Virgin Mobile.

Festival grounds will feature a 17-acre venue with capacity for 20,000 attendees per day. Multiple stages will surround the park to showcase music from all genres.

A unique food and beverage program will also be on-site to allow participants to enjoy fresh food and some of BC’s best wines, craft beers and spirits. Skookum, however, will do this without the use of plastic straws, bags, or single-use dining ware. Part of their initiative to establish sustainability at major music events.

As far as after the party goes, ‘SKOOKUM After Dark’ is a series of late night events that will take place in downtown to let the party run all night long.

Passes for the three-day festival start at $289 plus service charges and fees. General sale for the festival begins on Friday, March 16 and can be purchased online.

SKOOKUM 2018 Vancouver Music Festival

Where: Brockton Field in Stanley Park, Vancouver

When: Friday, September 7 to Sunday, September 9

Tickets: Online, starting at $289

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