Squamish Valley Music Festival adds NAS, Chvrches, The Temper Trap and seven other acts to weekend lineup 

Plus six other artists, including A Tribe Called Red and Kastle, to play Campers’ Kickoff show on Thursday, Aug. 7

PHOTO SUBMITTED - Nas is performing at the Squamish Valley Music Festival, it has been announced.
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  • Nas is performing at the Squamish Valley Music Festival, it has been announced.

The Squamish Valley Music Festival has confirmed 16 new acts.

Ten are being added to the main Friday to Sunday event from Aug. 8 to 10, and six perform at the Campers’ Kickoff concert on Thursday, Aug. 7.

American rapper Nas (performing Illmatic), joins a Friday lineup that already includes Bruno Mars, Foster the People and Serena Ryder.

Saturday’s new acts are Chvrches, James Vincent McMorrow, and Wildlife. They join a lineup that includes Arcade Fire, The Roots and Broken Bells.

And Sunday’s are tUnE-yArDs, Magic!, Reuben and the Dark, The Temper Trap, Phantogram, and Hannah Epperson. They join EMINEM, Arctic Monkeys, Thievery Corporation and Atmosphere, among others.

Thursday’s Campers’ Kickoff show features A Tribe Called Red, Kastle, The Strumbrellas, Herobust, The Matinee and Sleepy Tom. The Campers’ Kickoff night features exclusive performances for all weekend pass holders.

Organizers brand.LIVE announced that two campgrounds, Diamond and Circle, are completely sold out and the festival has added two new campgrounds for festival goers, Triangle and Square.

Triangle Campground will be located at Squamish Elementary School and will have 1,000 sites. The Square Campground will be the quiet family campground and is located at Mamquam Elementary School.

All campgrounds have been developed in consultation with the District of Squamish, Vancouver Coastal Health, RCMP and Fire Department officials. Each campground will be fully secured with an eight-foot fence and will have 24-hour security, medical and operational staff. The campgrounds are being managed by MCI Group, a major worldwide destination management company.

Information on the festival can be found at www.squamishfestival.com.

Pick up Pique Magazine on Thursday, May 8, for more on the festival or visit www.piquenewsmagazine.com.

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