Indigo Girls set to heading MusicFest

And no wonder MusicFest audiences have been asking Cox for the Indigo Girls.

THE INDIGO GIRLS — Amy Ray and Emily Saliers — are the second headlining act to be announced for MusicFest 2013.

Vancouver Island MusicFest confirmed Wednesday morning that

the Indigo Girls would headline the main stage during the 2013 festival.

“Deciding to book the Indigo Girls for the 2013 festival may be the easiest decision I get to make this year,” pronounced Doug Cox, artistic director. “Our audience has been asking for them for a long time and we are excited to deliver this remarkably talented band this year.”

And no wonder MusicFest audiences have been asking Cox for the Indigo Girls.

With more then 12 million records sold, seven gold and four platinum albums plus seven Grammy nominations — and one win — the Indigo Girls have earned the lasting respect and devotion of a multi-generational audience, which continues to experience their

creative evolution in the studio and on stage.

Decades into their career, the Indigo Girls still amaze conventional pundits with their ability to grow and thrive in an ever-changing and challenging music industry.

Emily Saliers and Amy Ray began performing together in high school, transferred their honest, urgent performing style onto the stages of countless small clubs, then saw their public profile take off with the 1989 release of their self-titled breakthrough album that included the first hit Closer To Fine.

They went on to win Best Contemporary Folk Recording at the

1990 Grammys.

The duo’s constant touring, as well as staunch dedication to a number of social and environmental causes, has earned them a fervidly devoted following over the years.

Indigo Girls released their 14th studio album Beauty Queen Sister in October 2011.

A beautifully crafted album richly textured with ruminations on modern-world worries while still celebrating the extraordinary in everyday living.

Indigo Girls join the growing list of outstanding acts scheduled to perform during the 2013 Vancouver Island MusicFest. American singer-songwriter-rocker John Hiatt was announced last month as one of the headliners.

Vancouver Island Music Festival 2013 happens July 12 to 14 at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds.

For tickets, up-to-date artist announcements and complete festival information, go to

— Vancouver Island Music Festival

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