SHOREfest crowd

SHORE 104.3 FM will again entertain summer-loving Vancouverites with 2013’s SHOREfest at the Honda Celebration of Light. The free concert series will run in tandem with the annual fireworks celebrations that will take place at English Bay on July 27, July 31, and August 3, with UK, Canada, and Thailand competing for best fireworks program.

SHOREfest is a celebration of all things Canadian as well as one of Vancouver’s annual summer highlights. This free community event features live music, gorgeous fireworks displays from international competitors, a vendor village and Vancouver’s famous English Bay at its heels. The annual event will greet our precious sunny days with good times for all.

Serena Ryder
[Serena Ryder]
Juno Award winner Serena Ryder will kick things off on opening night, Daniel Wesley will headline on Wednesday, July 31, and Mother Mother will take the spotlight on August 3, the night of the grand finale.

No Sinner
[No Sinner]

Supporting acts will include Good for GrapesThe Boom Booms, and Head of the Heard. At the Rogue Stage at Sunset Beach, check out local Vancouver favourites Grapes of Wrath, Deep Dark Woods, and Fred Eaglesmith headlining, along with The River and The Road, No Sinner, Dawn Pemberton, Northcote, Buckman Coe, Rich Hope, The Good Lovelies, and Greg Drummond.

Mother Mother
[Mother Mother]

Performances are free and the action gets underway as early as 5 pm.
“Every year SHOREfest gets better and better, and Shore 104 is excited to showcase such an incredible and diverse lineup of Canadian artists at Vancouver’s cherished community event,” according to Sherri Pierce, General Manager Shore 104. “With the free concerts, explosive atmosphere, and sensational display of fireworks, it really is a highlight of the year.”

Daniel Wesley
[Daniel Wesley]

The lineup at this year’s SHOREfest (several set times to be confirmed later):

Saturday, July 27
Shore 104 Stage in English Bay
Good For Grapes, 7 pm
Serena Ryder, 8:30 pm

Rogue Stage on Sunset Beach
Grapes of Wrath, Buckman Coe, Dawn Pemberton, Northcote, set times TBD

Wednesday, July 31
Shore 104 Stage in English Bay
The Boom Booms, 7 pm
Daniel Wesley, 8:30 pm

Rogue Stage on Sunset Beach
Rich Hope, The Good Lovelies, Fred Eaglesmith, set times TBD

Saturday, August 3
Shore 104 Stage in English Bay
Head of the Herd, 7 pm
Mother Mother, 8:30 pm

Rogue Stage on Sunset Beach
Deep Dark Woods, River & The Road, Greg Drummond, No Sinner, set times TBD
The firework competitors for 2013 are the United Kingdom’s Pyro 2000 (July 27), Calgary-based Fireworks Spectaculars (July 31), and Thailand Fireworks (August 3). Vancouverites and tourists alike are encouraged to bring their blankets down and snag a seat early in the day.

SHOREfest crowd
Visit the Honda Celebration of Light website for up-to-date site maps and information. Follow and connect with SHOREfest on Twitter and use the event hashtag #SHOREfest. All photos courtesy of SHOREfest.

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