Skookum festival announces music lineup headed by Florence + the Machine and The Killers

Skookum Music.Food.Art

When: Sept. 7-9, TBA

Where: Stanley Park

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The Killers and Florence + The Machine will headline the inaugural Skookum festival to take place Labour Day weekend in Stanley Park.

The musical lineup was released at an event at Chambar Restaurant Tuesday afternoon and includes 50 stage performances featuring an impressive selection of international, national and B.C.-based artists. From Canadian mega-acts Metric, Mother Mother and Blue Rodeo to buzz bands such as L.A.’s Greta Van Fleet or Snotty Nose Rez Kids, the selection includes a fine sampling of rock, pop, hip hop/R&B, folk and more. The lineup is more similar to a jazz or folk fest than a rock event.

“Our first meeting with the park board was in April of 2016, so we have been actively working hard behind the scenes on this for some time,” said BrandLive’s Paul Runnals. “We’ve really wanted to build something that is sustainable financially, environmentally and so on and so forth. We think we have something that is right-sized and in the right location so you can go to bed in your own home rather than camping.”

Paul Runnals – BrandLive senior VP Creative & Production and producer of the Skookum Festival. 2018 [PNG Merlin Archive]

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Paul Runnals is senior VP creative and production for BrandLive, producer of the 2018 Skookum Festival.

The name originates from a word in the historical Chinook trading language of the Pacific Northwest which means “strong, brave and impressive.” In more contemporary jargon, it also means “right on.” Skookum doesn’t just pay lip service to the history behind its name.

Noting that the festival is situated on the shared territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, co-producers BrandLive​ and …read more

Source:: Vancouver Sun

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