Producers of Squamish Valley Music Festival launching new festival

experience in British Columbia

Located on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, Stanley Park is widely regarded as one of the world’s most spectacular urban parks. The park has deep historical significance to the First Peoples and holds a special place in the hearts of millions of locals and tourists. Soon it will be the site for a brand new three-day festival that will celebrate diversity and creativity and showcase some of the very best in music, food and art. From the producers of the critically acclaimed Squamish Valley Music Festival, SKOOKUM is about the music that moves us, the food that delights us and the art that inspires us.

Launching September 7th – 9th 2018 at the Brockton field complex, the 17-acre site will have a first year capacity of 20,000 per day, and will feature multiple stages of today’s best contemporary music across broad genres, styles and cultures. The site animation program will include branded environmental design elements; live and multimedia art installations, along with roaming talent and surprise pop-up performances. Meanwhile a sophisticated food and beverage program will provide unparalleled culinary experiences and tasting areas showcasing the best BC wines, craft beers and craft distilleries. The weekend will also include a series of late night events in the downtown core branded as “SKOOKUM After Dark”.

“This festival is the result of a conversation that began five years ago to create a more accessible and inclusive festival for Vancouver and British Columbia” says Paul Runnals, Festival Director. “We want to evolve the festival experience and establish a new standard for creative expression across the three pillars of Music, Food and Art – all set in one of the most spectacular locations in the world. SKOOKUM is the embodiment of this vision and we could not be more excited to share this announcement.”

The full festival line-up will be announced in Spring 2018.

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Supported by Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia


BRANDLIVE is one of Canada’s leading event production and sponsorship agencies with a diverse portfolio of extraordinary and award-winning work. They have produced hundreds of events from celebrity gala dinners to themed Olympic pavilions to major festivals and concerts. Select highlights include the BC Children’s Hospital Crystal Ball Gala, Canada Day at Canada Place, the BC Place Victory Ceremonies, Alberta House, Vancouver House and Heineken Holland House at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Multiple Grey Cup Festivals, the annual Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks Festival, NYE Vancouver, Sarah McLachlan’s “Voices in the Park” and “Summer Sessions” fundraising concerts as well as their very own “Squamish Valley Music Festival”—which attracted over 340,000 attendees while generating an economic impact in excess of $150 Million dollars during it’s six year run.

About Creative BC:

Creative BC is an independent society created and supported by the Province of BC to sustain and help grow BC’s creative sector (motion picture; digital and interactive media; music and sound recording; and magazine and book publishing industries). The society delivers a wide range of programs and services to expand BC’s creative economy. These include development funding and export marketing support for the creative industries; administration of the provincial government’s tax credit programs for motion picture; and motion picture production services to attract inward investment, sustain and market BC as a destination for domestic and international production. The society acts as an industry catalyst and ambassador to help BC’s creative sector reach its economic and creative potential both at home and globally.

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