Wapiti Music Festival held in Fernie has announced its 2016 line up. Headliners include rockers Yukon Blonde, The Funk Hunters, Bear Mountain and Fernie’s own Shred Kelly. The line up ranges from country to world to rock this year. Highlights are also Terra Lightfoot, The Matinee, Wooden Horsemen and Camaro 67. Local acts were also included this year, Wild Honey and Linden Anthony are scheduled to play.
“This year the music committee set out with a specific goal, people want to dance so that’s exactly what we are giving them,” said co-organizer Matt Brazeau. “The line up has a diverse range of styles and talents, but overall a very fun and lively party is about to happen. Yukon Blonde is Canada’s next big export, we are super lucky to have them come play our small festival. And we’ve never had DJs before; The Funk Hunters are coming with a band to accompany them – this is going to have everyone on their feet. Terra Lightfoot recently opened for Blue Rodeo on tour, I think we are in for a real treat with her set.”
Wapiti Music Festival is a two-day festival in Fernie B.C. Fresh Canadian indie music with loads of fun for the whole family. Weekend passes are now on sale online or downtown Fernie at Le Grand Fromage. As always children 12 and under and seniors are free at Wapiti.
The festival is running in its sixth year, it has been warmly welcomed by, not only the Fernie residents, but visitors from around Canada and the US. Discover new breaking bands and dance your heart out under a stunning rocky mountain backdrop.
“Wapiti is a colourful weekend that brings families and friends together; there is a great community vibe here. We are also entirely run by volunteers, so this is truly a community event with lots of passion and you can feel it”, said Kevin McIsaac, festival organizer.