MusicFest sets record for earliest sellout

Vancouver Island MusicFest announced this morning that the Festival has sold out, beating last year’s record by two days.

Kris Kristofferson is among the headliners at the 2013 Vancouver Island MusicFest in Courtenay from July 12 to 14.

Vancouver Island MusicFest announced this morning that the Festival has sold out, beating last year’s record by two days.

This year, festival weekend passes sold out by May 28, with day passes selling out June 20.

“It’s been a record year for MusicFest ticket sales starting with the Christmas in July tickets. They sold out in less then 48 hours,” said operations manager Marcy Jaster. “Each subsequent series of tickets sold out quickly, making 2013 a record year all the way around.”

Preparations for the 2013 Vancouver Island MusicFest are well underway. Nearly 1,200 volunteers will be a part the team and dozens of local business are working with the festival.

Vancouver Island MusicFest spends nearly $400,000 annually with businesses in the Comox Valley and generates millions of dollars for the local economy.

Headlining this year are Kris Kristofferson, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Marc Cohn, John Hiatt and the Combo, and Walk Off the Earth.

Vancouver Island MusicFest takes place at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds from July 12 to 14 with gates open July 12 at 3:30 p.m.

For a complete list of all the performers and the festival schedule, go to www.islandmusicfest.com.

— Vancouver Island MusicFest

 

Just Posted

Fire breaks out at Courtenay hostel

Police arrest man who could be associated with rash of fires

BREAKING: Large structure fire at downtown Courtenay hostel

A fire in downtown Courtenay has engulfed the Cona Hostel at the… Continue reading

Affordable rental housing complex opens in Courtenay

The Braidwood facility will house 34 people at risk of homelessness

Applications open for record bursary, scholarship funding at North Island College

Current and future North Island College students can now apply for scholarships… Continue reading

Second Stage Players present laughter and love in We Are Family

Get your tickets early to see the Evergreen Club’s Second Stage Players’… Continue reading

Sparks fly as SUV speeds down wrong side of Highway 1 trying to flee RCMP

Captured on video, the vehicle headed westbound against oncoming traffic before crashing

Comox Valley Hospice Society finds new Ocean Front home

Comox Valley Hospice Society (CVHS) recently announced plans to construct a new… Continue reading

Calgary captain has 3 points as Flames torch Canucks 3-1

Giordano leads way as Alberta side cracks 100-point plateau

1,300 cruise ship passengers rescued by helicopter amid storm off Norway’s coast

Rescue teams with helicopters and boats were sent to evacuate the cruise ship under extremely difficult circumstances

B.C. university to offer first graduate program on mindfulness in Canada

University of the Fraser Valley says the mostly-online program focuses on self-care and well being

Province announces $18.6 million for B.C. Search and Rescue

The funding, spread over three years, to pay for operations, equipment, and training

Late-season wave of the flu makes its round in B.C.

BC Centre for Disease Control reported 50 per cent jump in flu cases in first weeks of March

Tofino’s housing crisis causing some to seek shelter at the local hospital

Tofino’s housing crisis is pushing the town’s ‘hidden homeless’ population into the forefront.

Sentencing judge in Broncos crash calls for carnage on highways to end

Judge Inez Cardinal sentenced Jaskirat Singh Sidhu to eight years

Most Read