The lineup for the Hope Music Festival features a mix of indie-rock artists performing at the 6th Avenue Fairgrounds.
The brand-new event, not to be confused with Concerts in the Park, takes place Aug. 6-7, 2022.
It’s organized by Marcus James, a Yale First Nation band member who grew up in Hope and now works as a music producer in Vancouver. The lineup he’s assembled includes Kelland, Elijah Blond, Dacey, D.Mo, Grade School Book Club, Mei Anima, Zakk for Real, Strange Fellows, Shman, Kolture and Dreema.
Elijah Blond is one of the headliners. The Courtenay product has 196,770 monthly listeners on Spotify, enjoying his mix of R&B and hip-hop. He released his seven-song debut album, Revisions, this year.
Vancouver-based band Dacey (Dacey Andrada and Justin Tecson) mix several genres into their music, playing everything from R&B to lo-fi hip-hop and neo-soul to jazz. One of their most popular songs is titled Broccoli’s Keeper, and they released their seven-song debut album, Satin Playground, in 2021.
Zakk for Real, aka Zakk Davis, is a local artist hailing from Chilliwack who describes himself as a Western Canadian Garage Soul musician.
Beyond the music, the Hope Music Festival will be offering visitors a selection of food trucks, marketplace vendors and a beer garden.
Tickets are available online at hopemusicfestival.ca/tickets.
A one-day general admission pass for either day costs $63.59 while a two-day pass costs $95.08.