The 20th annual Vancouver Island MusicFest is July 11 – 13, 2014 at the Comox Valley Fairgrounds in Courtenay. Of the 50-60 artists programmed annually, about 2/3 are Canadian (approximately 1/3 from BC), and the rest from outside Canada. A wide variety of artists and musical genres are presented. See our website -www.islandmusicfest.com – for historical and current info. We aim to program a very high quality, diverse festival. Each fall, we begin with priority lists that far exceed the number of artists we can realistically program and then discover more amazing music by keeping our ears and eyes open, attending festivals and conferences, talking to colleagues etc. We rarely repeat artists to give others an opportunity and to present a fresh program to the audience.
Aside from Vancouver Island Performers, the festival is a curated, programmed event that doesn’t accept unsolicited submissions.
If you are an Island Performer, please send a current youtube link to wannaplaymusicfest@gmail.
We remain curious and interested in hearing new music, though. If you hope to get on our radar, please send an email to wannaplaymusicfest@
For a list of artists programmed over our 20-year history, visit www.islandmusicfest.com