Harrison Festival line-up includes Grammy nominees

Harrison Festival of the Arts announces 2012 lineup

Grammy nominee Cedric Watson will play Harrison Festival of the Arts July 8.



Summer is just around the corner, and that means the schedule for the Harrison Festival of the Arts has been announced.

This year’s festival lineup is an eclectic mix of sounds from around the globe. It will run from July 7 to 15, filling up the beachfront every day, and spilling out of the hall each night.

Evenings in the hall will start off with blues singer Shakura S’Aida (July 6), Markus James and the Wassonrai (July 7) and four-time Grammy nominees Cedric Watson with Bijou Creole (July 8).

The Literary Cafe is back, with readings by Alex Leslie and Kevin Chong on July 9.

Music by John Gilliat will be a part of that evening, as well.

On July 10, plays from the 2012 UFV Theatre Directors Festival will be featured. Then it’s back to the music on July 11, when Sketch hits the stage with their new wave of Celtic-based dance floor sounds.

Other acts to play the hall through the festival are Sidi Toure, Mike Farris and the Cumberland Saints, Niamh Ni Charra Band and Wazimbo.

There will also be plenty of beachfront music, including MAZ, the Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration, Ken Whiteley, Jaffa Road, Inez and Jason Burnstick, and more.

There is still time to get early bird tickets for the festival at a reduced price, including a savings of $15 for a full festival pass.

For more information on concerts, other events and prices, visit www.harrisonfestival.com, or visit the Harrison Festival Society on Facebook.

***

Related Story: Chilliwack plays to sold out crowd

 

Just Posted

Suspects charged after police incident by golf course

Mission and Maple Ridge RCMP combined forces to arrest two men

Mobile complaint clinic coming to Langley Feb. 9

The B.C. Ombudsperson is touring cities, taking complaints against the provincial government

UPDATE: Tsunami warning cancelled for coastal British Columbia

Warning issued following 7.9 earthquake off Kodiak, AK

‘Restless night’ for Semiahmoo First Nation after tsunami warning

Alaska earthquake puts Semiahmoo First Nation on notice

Mission RCMP recover 22 stolen vehicles and several firearms

Charges are still pending after police search two separate properties

Tsunami warnings 101: Canada

Here are some things to know about tsunami alerts in Canada and how they work

Castlegar homicide victim identified

The victim was 38-year-old Jordan Workman of Castlegar, B.C.

B.C. Liberal leadership candidates get one last prime-time pitch

Leadership campaign to be decided in Feb. 3 vote

Homeless evicted from First Nation reserve land say they have nowhere to go

‘Why not just let us stay until spring?’ one camper at Chilliwack site pleads

Andrew Scheer on trade, Trump and Trudeau

Canada’s Conservative leader begins three-day visit to B.C.

Victims restrained, sex toys and cash stolen from B.C. adult store

Armed suspects sought in adult store robbery

UPDATED: 10 Safeways in Lower Mainland to close

Locations in Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, Coquitlam, Richmond and Mission slated to shut

Vancouver Islanders ponder need for tsunami siren song

Alarm sounds in Port Alberni but not at the DND base in Esquimalt

Five charged in bid to shut pop-up pot market in Vancouver’s Robson Square

Marijuana flower, edibles, money and some weapons were seized as part of weekend raid

Most Read