Squamish Valley Music Festival 2014 Lineup: Eminem, Bruno Mars, Arcade Fire

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Squamish Valley Music Festival announced their biggest lineup yet this morning with top acts including Enimen, Bruno Mars, and Arcade Fire. The festival that started out as a big ol’ party in a field up the Sea to Sky Highway is reaching new heights with am impressive range of talent this year.

Squamish Valley Music Festival 2014 Lineup: Eminem, Bruno Mars, Arcade Fire

Squamish Valley Music Festival 2014 Lineup

Virgin Mobile Presents The Squamish Valley Music Festival on August 8th, August 9th and August 10th, 2014. This morning the first lineup announcement was made:

Eminem, Bruno Mars, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Broken Bells, Foster the People, The Roots, Lykke Li, Thievery Corporation, The Head and the Heart, Sam Roberts Band, Atmosphere, Serena Ryder, Tokyo Police Club, Boys Noize, Danny Brown, Gramatik, Walk Off the Earth, Lord Huron, Mayer Hawthorne, Kevin Drew, Hollerado, Mounties, Whitehorse, The Zolas, Felix Cartal, Cyril Hahn, Herobust, We Are The City, Head of the Herd, Topless, Good For Grapes, Aidan Knight, Rykka, City Real, The Courtneys, Louise Burns, Zerbin, Slam Dunk, The Oceanographers.

Overall investment in the Squamish Valley Music Festival is in excess of $12 million for 2014. “This event represents a turning point not only for BC’s live music industry, but also for Canada’s event industry as a whole,” says Paul Haagenson, President, Live Nation Canada. ”To date, Squamish is Eminem’s only Festival announcement in 2014, and will be his first western Canadian show in more than a decade.” Headliner Bruno Mars picked up the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album this past weekend and will perform at the 2014 Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show, while Arcade Fire has gone from Canada’s little secret to global superstardom.
[Source: Press Release]

This year, Squamish Valley Music Festival has expanded onto the Centennial Fields, allowing the event to increase its footprint from 32 acres to 81 acres, safely accommodating more than 35,000 guests per day, up from 19,000 per day in 2013.

Produced by Live Nation Canada in partnership with festival creators brand.LIVE Management Group, Squamish Valley Music Festival has engaged Blueprint Events, western Canada’s leading Electronic Dance Music (EDM) promoter, to curate the Festival’s newly redesigned EDM arena.

Live at Squamish 2011: Weezer
Past Squamish Festivals, photo by John Bollwitt for Miss604

Live at Squamish 2011: Metric (acoustic) Live at Squamish 2011: Hey Ocean
Live At Squamish 2012 Live at Squamish 2011: Girl Talk
Past Squamish Festivals, photos by John Bollwitt for Miss604

The event is also expanding its use of an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) enabled wristband system. Ticketholders will receive their RFID wristband via registered mail in the weeks leading up the event and must register online to activate it. The RFID system will allow for smoother, more efficient access at gates, faster processing for all onsite transactions and will allow Festival staff to better assist guests.

Squamish Valley Music Festival 2014 Tickets

Pre-sales for three-day festival passes will be available for Virgin Mobile customers on February 3rd for $250. Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster. Virgin Mobile Members presale starts Monday, February 3rd at 10:00 am and ends Thursday, February 5, 2014 at 4:00pm. Members who purchase a Festival pass will receive a $20 credit applied to their RFID wristband, while quantities last.

Weekend passes to Virgin Mobile Presents The Squamish Valley Music Festival go on sale Friday, February 7, 2014 at 10:00am for the general public.

The regular weekend pass ($295) also includes entry the evening of August 7th. A deluxe VIP pass ($599) will give you access to “secluded VIP area with wider variety of food and drink, flushing washrooms, shade/rain cover, phone charging, DJ and comfortable seating,” as well as fast-tracked options for entry into the grounds. Single day tickets will also be available closer to the festival date. Prices do not include service charges.


Squamish Valley Music Festival 2014 Day Schedule

Friday, August 8, 2014
Bruno Mars
Foster the People
Serena Ryder
Lykke Li
The Head and the Heart
Walk off the Earth
Boys Noize
Mayer Hawthorne
Felix Cartel
The Zolas
July Talk
Anna Lunoe
Head of the Herd
Louise Burns
The Courtneys
City Real
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Arcade Fire
Broken Bells
The Roots
Sam Roberts Band
Tokyo Police Club
Kevin Drew
Ryan Hemsworth
Black Joe Lewis
We are the City
Slam Dunk
Aidan Knight
The Oceanographers
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Arctic Monkeys
Thievery Corporation
Lord Huron
John Digweed
Pete Tong
Danny Brown
Jamie Jones
Cyril Hahn
Good for Grapes
Hannah Epperson

Single Day Passes are $149* and will be available for purchase on Friday, February 28 at 10:00am from www.ticketmaster.ca or Charge By Phone 1-855-985-5000. *Prices do not include tax and service charge.


Artists Added and Camping Update

New artists joining the Festival (announced May 2, 2014) include:

NAS (performing Illmatic)
The Temper Trap
James Vincent McMorrow
Reuben And The Dark

“These new artist additions represent a continuation of our grand vision for the Festival and its programming, showcasing all contemporary genres of music,” says Erik Hoffman, Senior Vice President of Talent for Live Nation Canada. “This will be an unprecedented festival experience and music sampling from around the globe and our own backyard.”

New for 2014: Campers’ Kickoff takes place on Thursday, August 7th and will feature exclusive performances for all weekend pass holders.

Artists scheduled to perform at Campers’ Kickoff include:

A Tribe Called Red
The Matinee
The Strumbellas
Sleepy Tom

With the first two campgrounds, Diamond and Circle, completely sold out, the Festival has added two new campgrounds for festivalgoers. Guests looking to secure camping are encouraged to reserve their spot in the new Triangle and Square Campgrounds quickly.

Follow all festival announcements on Twitter (#vmsquamish) and Facebook.

6 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. ChantalWednesday, January 29th, 2014 — 4:43pm PST

    How long will the tier one tickets be on sale for?

  2. james hollidayThursday, January 30th, 2014 — 11:28am PST

    Yes I woul;d like too meet mr mathers???

  3. AliciaThursday, January 30th, 2014 — 9:12pm PST

    Please don’t play with my heart, for real Eminem is gonna be there?

  4. Tom wMonday, February 10th, 2014 — 7:25am PST

    Do you think eminem is actually gona show?

  5. LesMonday, March 31st, 2014 — 5:04pm PDT

    Can anyone clear something up for me. I understood Eminem was no longer allowed in Canada due to an incident at the border. Has he been cleared to enter for our concert. Has anyone heard? I would like to know before I buy a ticket.

  6. JadenThursday, May 22nd, 2014 — 10:22am PDT

    Eminem is allowed in canada. I went to osheaga in Montreal in 2012 I believe to see him live.

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