There are still a few months to go until Wapiti is back in Fernie, but the hype for this year’s music festival is already underway. With early bird tickets now on sale, the first round of bands was announced this morning, and the lineup includes Canadian indie-darlings Plants and Animals.
Hailing from Montreal, the band started playing together 10 years ago as an instrumental group. Eventually silence turned into oohs, oohs turned into words, and Plants and Animals broke out onto the Canadian indie scene in 2008 with their second album Parc Avenue. They have been making new music and touring tirelessly ever since. Now the band will be showing off songs from their latest release, The End of That, to Fernie audiences this summer.
Also making the cut for Wapiti 3 are rootsy quartet Current Swell, singer-songwriter David Celia, Devon Coyote and the Midnight How, and Kootenay folk group Good Ol’ Goats. Of course it wouldn’t be Wapiti without a performance from local favourites Shred Kelly.
2013 marks the third anniversary for Wapiti Music Festival. The two day event will return to its home in Annex Park Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10.
For all the lineup details and ticket sales visit www.wapitimusicfestival.com.