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Check it out Folks, we’ve made a lot happen in our little park in Courtenay in 25 years! So many performers had their first-ever shows on the Island with us; some even gave their first-ever performances in North America. We are sad to note how many of these great Artists are gone. MusicFest has always been about the musical discoveries you will make when you come see us. It’s a helluva list!

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Telling it like it is! One of the few festivals where you can feel confident purchasing your weekend pass before any of the acts are announced, just check out the web site archive roster of the last 20 years, says it all!

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Interested in applying as a vendor at Vancouver Island MusicFest? Want to volunteer with us? Our vendor and volunteer pages now include the 2014 application forms.

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The 3rd part of a wonderful series on MusicFest lack of local Funding written by Scott Stanfield at the Comox Valley record ~ thank you Scott!
Just to set the record straight and to be fair to our founders, Edwin Grieve was not a founding member.
The original 7 were Wendy Knudson, Diana Paige, BettyAnne Hampton, Jane Gilchrist, Dale Grahman, Sam Lennox and one more fellow whose name we have yet to confirm.

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Here’s a great wrap up of MusicFest 2013 from filmmaker, Gary Prendergast

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And the winners are………Congratulations to our raffle winners.

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Did you happen to leave something behind at the festival? Contact us and we can check to see if it was turned in.

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With one week to go before the 2013 Vancouver Island MusicFest, it was time to talk to Executive Producer/Artistic Director Doug Cox about the second consecutive sold-out festival, another impressive line-up, new features including Twilight in The Barn and much more.
Here’s a wide-ranging 30-plus minutes with the guy who leads the incredible team which makes it all happen year after year.

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Comox Valley Farmers Market will move to the parking lot of the CV
Sports Centre on Vanier Drive for the July 13th market only.
With the growing popularity of VI MusicFest and the CV Farmers Market, organizers of both
events worked together this year to help alleviate some of the problems with traffic and parking
that happen when nearly 13,000 people converge in one location.
“It was important to find the best possible solution,” said VI MusicFest Production Manager,

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The full performer schedule is now available online.

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Online public camping is sold out

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Day Passes will be available for purchase online only May 15th

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You know you’ve made it when…

Vancouver Island Brewery creates a special Ale for Vancouver Island MusicFest 2013.

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Friday – July 12
The Wailin’ Jennys
Oliver Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits
Guitar Heros w Albert Lee, Amos Garrett , James Burton, David Wilcox
Kris Kristofferson
Walk Off The Earth

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Saturday – July 13
Ariana Gillis
A Curva Da Cintura featuring Toumani Diabate
Indigo Girls
John Hiatt
Blitz The Ambassador

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Sunday – July 14
The Fretless
Martha Redbone Roots Project
World Famous Headliners
Mary Chapin Carpenter & Marc Cohn
Nomadic Massive

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Vendor applications are now available for download

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Thinking of camping at MusicFest this year? Online registration will be available as of March 1, 2013

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It took a little more then 48 hours for the first series of Vancouver Island MusicFest 2013 tickets to sell out.

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Super early-bird weekend passes are just $119 while they last.

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