All the fun begins at the Shipyards from 12 noon on Saturday September 25th. 🎸🎶 🍺
The Shipyards Festival is set to make a big comeback this weekend with fun for the whole family – including a killer band lineup, an all-site beer garden with local beers, and plenty of activities for the whole family. keep the children happy.
The North Vancouver waterfront will come alive on September 25 when the free music festival takes over The Shipyards District and Lonsdale Quay from noon to 10 p.m.
“This is great news for the community, businesses and groups – we all can’t wait to start celebrating and enjoying great events together again,” said Greg Holmes, Executive Director of Lower Lonsdale BIA, the organization at the origin of the popular event. .
“When we hosted this event in 2019, over 15,000 people attended, so we knew we had to bring the festival back.”
For 10 consecutive hours, groups will perform on four stages, with the entire event included in a site-wide liquor license.
The group’s formation offers a mix of musical genres, with a little something for everyone. You’ll hear local talent, audience favorites and emerging artists from across Canada including Toronto reggae and ska band Bedouin Soundclash, Vancouver indie rock band The Zolas and Astrocolour, a musical group known for their niche sound described as a blend of lounge music from the 60s with Balearic beat and electronica.
Also on the list is XL the Band, a hip hop, jazz and alternative fusion side project from Western Canada by four-time JUNO award-winning Vancouver group Swollen Members.
Plus, you’ll also hear Anglo-Canadian R&B singer IAMTHELIVING, Vancouver rock band Small Town Artillery, Vancouver-based indie pop group Harlequin Gold, eight-piece Canadian band MNGWA, African singer from Eastern Turunesh, and more. See the full range of the group below.
The festival will also feature craft vendors for you to browse and plenty of food trucks for you to check out. As well as being able to watch emerging bands, the Burrard Dry Dock will also feature Celtic performances to celebrate World Maritime Day.
To quench your thirst, the site-wide beer garden will feature local breweries North Point Brewing Co., Wildeye Brewing, and La Cerveceria Astilleros, serving up some of North Vancouver’s favorites.
Kids will enjoy the Seaspan Family Zone in the Pipe Shop with Ginalina, the Robin Reddy Show and juggling virtuoso Mike Battie as well as glitter tattoos, a bounce house, and crafts.
Are vaccination records compulsory?
Yes. But only for an interior area. The only area of the festival that will require vaccination cards and masks for entry, for ages 12 and up, will be the Pipe Shop, as it is an indoor space. Vaccination cards are not required for other elements of the event as this is an outdoor festival.
Here is the full band and entertainment lineup
Common stage: Bedouin Soundclash, XL the Band, Small Town Artillery, MNGWA, Turunesh, Francis Arevalo, Redwoods, NIMKISH, Ben Cotrill
Square scene of shipbuilders: The Zolas, Astrocolor, IAMTHELIVING, Harlequin Gold, Via Barcelonia, BridgeHill, Grade School, The Della Kit, Bukola Balogun
Seaspan Family Stage: Ginalina, Robin Reddy Show, Mike Battie, Burrard
Pop-up of dry dock: Celebration of World Maritime Day with North Shore Celtic Ensemble, Early Spirit,
Market stage: Ivan Hartle, Myc Sharratt, Michaela Slinger, Bukola Balogun, from noon to 5 p.m.