The second annual Live at Squamish music festival kicks off in about 48 hours as thousands prepare for good times in a field and a fun-filled schedule of music and activities. Whether you’re camping out, staying in Squamish or Whistler, or just heading up for a day, the festival should have something for you. From DJ’s and dancing to food truck eats and open air rock. The full schedule was recently released as well as a special treat for Friday in case any keeners want to get a preview of the grounds.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Spots are all sold out but if you booked camping, the grounds open at 12:00pm.
Sound Check Party from 6:00pm to 8:00pm with The Matinée, My!Gay!Husband! and Kuba Oms and the Velvet Revolution. The first 1,000 people to show up will get in and you don’t even need a Live at Squamish ticket to attend this preview. The beer garden will also be open at this time.
Saturday, August 20, 2011 & Sunday August 21, 2011
Box office opens at 10:00am each day.
Click for larger versions: Saturday & Sunday
You can download a free festival guide for on-site information this weekend or download the free iPhone app. Follow the Twitter tag #LAS2011 or @LiveatSquamish for instant updates.
Some quick tips: Do bring a blanket, your own picnic (no bigger than a lunchbox), water (in a container no more than 1.5 litres), a camera (just not professional size if you’re not accredited media) and a smile and your dancin’ shoes. Do not bring chairs, BBQ’s frisbees, umbrellas, all the regular pointy/dangerous weaponry type stuff, laser pointers, fireworks and the like. There are in-and-out privileges and pass-holders will get wrist-bands for the weekend. The site is also smoke free.
If you haven’t secured on-site parking then you can park in downtown Squamish and take the free shuttle to the festival off Cleveland Ave. There is also a free bike valet for those who cycle in.
Tickets are still available for $89 (single day, purchased before Friday) and $19 (weekend passes, purchased before Friday at midnight). Prices go up to $110 (single day) and $190 (weekend) after the Friday night deadline.
Miss604.com is a proud Media Sponsor of Live at Squamish 2011.
Whistler Water wants to give you 2 VIP passes for the weekend. To enter just leave a comment here or post the following on Twitter: “RT to enter to win VIP @LiveatSquamish tickets from @WhistlerWater #LAS2011 http://ow.ly/678bL“. They’ll draw a winner tomorrow at 10:00am. Must be 19 years of age or older to enter and win the VIP passes. Good luck!
Update In case you missed the first day (Saturday) at Live at Squamish I have a recap posted here.