Canadian indie rock band

Yukon Blonde returns to Wapiti stage

Canadian indie rock band Yukon Blonde is returning to Fernie for this year’s Wapiti Music Festival.

Canadian indie rock band Yukon Blonde is returning to Fernie for this year’s Wapiti Music Festival. The band played at Wapiti‘s first festival in 2010.

Although the band has an exhaustive summer tour schedule, they are excited to return to Fernie. According to Brandon Scott, guitarist and vocalist for the group, they have fond memories of playing here before.

“It was a really good time, although the power went out in one of our songs but then kicked in halfway through which was really great,” he said. “We kind of improvised our way through it – it was actually really fun.”

The band will be playing songs from their latest album On Blonde, which was released in June 2015.

“I think we’ve got a pretty good summer set list going on right now. We are happy with it,” said Scott, adding that all of the songs on the album are original tunes.

On Blonde is Yukon Blonde’s third studio album and the group is gathering ideas for a fourth record. Scott says the group is looking to create a new sound and progress their musical scope.

“This is our third record and we have two EPs as well and we are getting some material for our fourth record ready. We are poking away at new records. You want to keep producing and keep it going – reinventing I guess you could say.”

Scott says the group likes to put on a good show, as getting people to dance is like a complement to the group.

“We’re just always into being an energetic rock band. We like having fun, we like making people have fun. They are there, they’ve paid for their concert ticket and you want to give them a good show,” he said. “That is just our number one goal is just to have fun. We love having people dance; it’s the best feeling in the world.”

Yukon Blonde will be playing at Wapiti, in August in Annex Park. From the sounds of it, the band is just as excited for the festival as many concert-goers are.

“We love doing festivals in general and then being in the Kootenays, it’s just that much more beautiful,” said Scott. “It will be nice to be in Fernie. It will be a really good time.”


Just Posted

Fernie and RCMP go to court over city log books in fatal ammonia leak probe

Log books center stage in clashing of investigations between the city and RCMP

Peanut Butter Campaign supports local food banks

Both Save On Foods in Fernie and Overwaitea in Sparwood participated in… Continue reading

VIDEO: Explorers uncover Canada’s deepest cave in Fernie

The cave, named Bisaro Anima, was confirmed to have broken the record on New Year’s Day

New Glade ferry enters testing phase

The Glade II will be able to carry heavier loads and will emit less greenhouse gases.

Freezing rain warning in effect for B.C. Southern Interior

Environment Canada issued the freezing rain warning for most of the Southern Interior Tuesday morning

B.C. cougar kitten rescued after mother struck by vehicle

Conservation Officers find home for young kitten found dehydrated and frostbitten near Williams Lake

VIDEO: Thousands join women’s march events across B.C.

Today marks one year since the first Women’s March on Washington

Global accessibility advocate brings efforts home

Fernie has third world accessibility problems, says Cotton

Two Canadians, two Americans abducted in Nigeria are freed

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway

Are you ready for some wrestling? WWE’s ‘Raw’ marks 25 years

WWE flagship show is set to mark its 25th anniversary on Monday

B.C. woman who forged husband’s will gets house arrest

Princeton Judge says Odelle Simmons did not benefit from her crime

Women’s movement has come a long way since march on Washington: Activists

Vancouver one of several cities hosting event on anniversary of historic Women’s March on Washington

Liberals’ 2-year infrastructure plan set to take 5: documents

Government says 793 projects totalling $1.8 billion in federal funds have been granted extensions

Workers shouldn’t be used as ‘pawns’ in minimum wage fight: Wynne

Comments from Kathleen Wynne after demonstrators rallied outside Tim Hortons locations across Canada

Most Read