Squamish’s newest music and arts festival has received a $125,000 grant from the provincial government.

The three day Squamish Constellation Festival will hold its inaugural event at Hendrickson field this summer. Creative BC has awarded a grant of $125,000 through its Amplify BC Live Music program to Aquila Constellation Productions Inc., the company producing the festival, which will host up to 7,500 people a day from July 26th to 28th.

“The dream of bringing a major festival back to Squamish is something the Squamish Constellation Festival team has been working tirelessly on. This investment by Creative BC through the Amplify BC Live Music program will help make this dream a reality – bolstering our ability to create an experience that encompasses the values of the Sea to Sky through music, art, food and beverage,” said Tamara Stanners, one the festival’s four Squamish-based partners, along with Katherine Matthews, Kurt Larson and Kirsten Andrews. “We are doing this for the community, first and foremost.”

The festival line-up will be announced on March 5th with a limited pre-sale of $99 weekend passes available only to local residents. General weekend passes will be released on March 8th. While there are camping and accommodation partners, the Squamish Constellation Festival does not include a camping component.

Locals will be able to sign up to be among the first to receive more information about ticketing and volunteer opportunities on February 1st at ConstellationFest.ca.


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