Elvis Costello and the Imposters, the Roots and Broken Social Scene have been tapped for this year’s inaugural Whistler Music Festival, to be held July 19-20 at Tube Park at Base II on the side of Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler, B.C.
Other artists performing at the festival include Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Medeski Martin and Wood, Bedouin Soundclash and Serena Ryder. Additional acts will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets for the event go on sale beginning May 29 via whistlermusicfestival.com. Single-day tickets are priced at about $67.50, and two-day passes cost $120.
“We’ll be in an unbelievable setting in the middle of the mountains,” Festival Network CEO Tom Shepard recently told Billboard.
The Whistler Music Festival is produced by Festival Network in collaboration with Tourism Whistler, Whistler-Blackcomb and Resort Municipality of Whistler. Festival Network also overseas such jazz/folk-themed festivals as JVC Jazz Festival Miami, Los Angeles’ Playboy Jazz Festival and JVC Jazz Festival New York.
The event brings another major concert to the Whistler area; the inaugural Pemberton Festival will be held just north of the town the weekend after Whistler and will feature performances by Coldplay, Jay-Z and Nine Inch Nails, among others.