Khatsahlano outdoor music and art festival

New and emerging music artists will become front-and-centre tomorrow evening as the PEAK Performance Project’s top 20 artists of the year will be announced at Fortune Sound Club in Vancouver.

The selected 20 bands will get the chance to play in front of massive crowds at Vancouver’s largest outdoor music festival, Khatsahlano!, taking place on Saturday, July 13 on West 4th Avenue. The free event will run from 11 am to 8 pm between Burrard and Macdonald and will include 50 bands on 10 stages, amazing food, beer gardens, curated art exhibitions and much more.

Khatsahlano The Oh Wells
[The Oh Wells at 2012’s Khatsahlano!]

It’s a great event, one that we’ve enjoyed attending since its predecessor, Kits Hippy Daze.

[Nardwuar at 2011’s Khatsahlano!]

“We are excited to see who we’ll be adding to the long list of amazing bands playing at this year’s festival,” says Russ Davies, CEO of the Kitsilano 4th Avenue Business Improvement Association, adding, “Khatsahlano! is a celebration of local talent and our partnership with the PEAK Performance Project is one we’re really proud of.”

Rich Hope
[Rich Hope at 2011’s Khatsahlano!]

The PEAK Performance Project takes 20 bands through a rigorous artistic development program that includes a week-long boot camp, live performance critiques, and challenges aimed at building their careers. The top prizes, including a 102.7 thousand dollar cheque for first place, will be awarded at the launch party on Tuesday night. In addition, each band will be added to Khatsahlano’s talented line-up.

Veda Hille
[Veda Hille at 2011’s Khatsahlano!]

“Performing in front of the 80,000 visitors expected at this summer’s Khatsahlano! will be a great opportunity for the Top 20 Artists,” says Davies. “It’s also a great way for the crowds to experience the best talent Vancouver has to offer.”

Doors open at 8 pm, with the announcement taking place between 8:15 and 9 pm, followed by performances by The Boom Booms, Dear Rouge, and Dominique Fricot.

PEAK Performance Project Top 20 Launch Party
Date: Tuesday, June 11, doors at 8 pm
Venue: Fortune Sound Club, 147 East Pender Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $10.27 (plus service charges), available online

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