Mumford and Sons, Drake, Sam Smith headline 2015 Squamish Valley Music Festival 

Fifty acts announced for August festival

Recent Grammy winner Sam Smith headlines the 2015 Squamish Valley Music Festival.
  • Recent Grammy winner Sam Smith headlines the 2015 Squamish Valley Music Festival.

Mumford and Sons, Drake and Sam Smith are the headliners for the 2015 Squamish Valley Music Festival.

Around 50 artists have been confirmed so far for the three-day event, scheduled to take place at the Logger Sports Grounds and Centennial Fields in Squamish on Aug. 7, 8 and 9.

The other confirmed artists are Of Monsters and Men, Kaskade, Alabama Shakes, Brandon Flowers, Schoolboy Q, Mother Mother, Chance The Rapper, Adventure Club, Porter Robinson (Live), Hot Chip, The Kills, Milky Chance, Arkells, Vance Joy, Death From Above 1979, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Odesza, Royal Blood, Angus & Julia Stone, George Ezra, Bahamas, Kaytranada, A-Trak, Tchami, Gorgon City (DJ Set), Slightly Stoopid, K-OS, Joel Plaskett With The Emergency, First Aid Kit, Mariachi El Bronx, Whitehorse, Robert Delong, Hannah Wants, James Bay, Elle King, Slow Magic, Benjamin Booker, The Funk Hunters, Sza, Bear’s Den, Alvvays, Justin Nozuka, Dear Rouge, Peking Duk, P Reign, Tei Shi, Oliver, Mat The Alien, The River And The Road, Willa, Scott Helman, Old Man Canyon and Little India.

Weekend passes go on sale on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. They will be available through Ticketmaster. Virgin Mobile members pre-sale starts on Monday, Feb. 23. Locals-only pre-sale takes place on Sunday, February 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Squamish Adventure Centre.

More than 105,000 music fans attended SVMF last year, making it the largest outdoor music event in Western Canada. It generated an estimated economic impact of over $32 million over the four days of the festival. The festival Is sponsored By Virgin Mobile.

The festival website is www.squamishfestival.com

For more information and interviews read the next issue of Pique or visit www.piquenewsmagazine.com on Thursday, Feb. 26.

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