(Photo by Heather Wirachowsky | Tall Tree Music Festival / Facebook)

One of B.C.’s premier music festivals held atop Browns Mountain in Port Renfrew, is just around the corner, and the four day festival is 90% SOLD OUT. So if you plan on going, and don’t have tickets, don’t say we didn’t warn you!

The Tall Tree organizers take their themes very seriously. A theme is like that shot of espresso you’re getting in that 16oz Americano of yours. Sure the coffee is awesome by itself, but hey, sometimes you need a little extra UMPH.

So here is a run down for what you can expect this year at Tall Tree 2016.

Thursday- Day 1 – EMOJI DAY- Dress as your favorite Emoji

It’s Thursday, everyone’s driving into the festival, you’ve got to set up camp and get yourselves settled in. Chances are you’re going to get a little side tracked with your new awesome friends camping right beside you- they already have their beers open. What else do you notice? BOOM! They’re all dressed up or wearing a reference to their FAVORITE EMOJI. That’s because Thursday “Emoji Day”!!! Get as intricate as you want, in-fact we encourage it. Brown’s Mountain is going to look like the swipe of a thumb cruising over those sweet emotion conjuring emoji’s that make our texting that much more hilarious. So whatever it means to you, dress as your favorite Emoji!

Friday– Day 2 – ZOOLANDER DAY

It’s time to realize and release your inner fabulous. Take the fab that’s been brewing inside you and put it on the surface for us all to see. Let it erupt like a sparkling and glitter filled volcano. By gosh! We want to see what happens when high fashion meets a music festival. Get your Blue Steel pressed, your leopard-print steamed, and your-eye liners sharpened, because we’re having as much fun as a gasoline party with your best friends, minus the explosion of gas of course.

The ZONELANDER Fashion Show- 5:30pm to 6:30pm Friday, by the Main Stage

Of course some of you will feel more exuberant about this than others. For your enjoyment and our entertainment, the Zone @91.3 will be hosting the Zonelander Fashion Show. That’s right, a fashion show. There’ll be a panel of judges, an MC, and of course music! Show us what you’ve got. Strut the catwalk in your most outrageous Zoolander outfits throwing your limbs around like a Mick Jagger concert.  This your time to shine (you know who you are). Registration will take place at the General Store or Info Booth, and must be done before 4:00pm on Friday. The Fashion show starts at 5:30pm SHARP near the main stage.

Saturday– Day 3- Suit Saturday

It’s time to get down to business Tall Tree. We’re hitting the water cooler and idling around like we’re hiding from the boss on a Friday. You’ve got a suit- any suit- we want to see it!! Whether you’re as sharp as Don Draper, colorful as Don Cherry, or gangster as Escobar, the only thing we don’t want to see is a Birthday Suit… well maybe. It can be quite hot up on the mountain so do take care and make sure you’re not over-heating. Think breathability Tall Treers!!

The Office Space Scavenger Hunt – 11:30am to 1:00pm Saturday by the big YELLOW BUS (you can’t miss it)!

Well it’s suit Saturday, so why not throw in an office supply scavenger hunt!? From golden staplers, to dated fax machines your grandma used to use at the office, Brown’s Mountain will turn into a scurry of suited scavengers. Oh we should mention too… there’ll be no short supply of unreal prizes to go along with it. This is an event you do not want to miss. This will take place from 11:30am to 1:00pm on Saturday, and will start at the YELLOW SCHOOL BUS (you can’t miss it).

The Pop-up Pineapple Party- 4:00pm to 5:15pm Saturday, by the Main Stage

Who doesn’t love a good pineapple? Even better, who doesn’t love a good TROPICAL PINEAPPLE PARTY?? A lot of people won’t know what a pineapple party entails, but let us tell you, it’s going to be the sickest and most delicious of times. There’s going to be prizes, there’s going to be games, there’s going to be crazy dance parties, and there’s going to be limited edition Pineapple Party Cups that can be purchased with a tropical themed Laius, so you can party the rest of the day in the spirit of the greatest party fruit that ever grew through the Earth. This is a party you CANNOT MISS, so don’t be an “NA-NANASS”, and show up by the main stage from 4:00pm to 5:15pm on Saturday. It’s time to get our Pineapple on.

Hip Hop Showcase- 6:15 to 7:45pm Saturday, The Stump and Stone Stage

For all of you hip-hop heads out there, and well everyone else out there because YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A HIP-HOP HEAD TO LOVE HIP-HOP, the Stump and Stone stage will be hosting a Hip-Hop showcase. So you better be there.

Tall Tree Music Festival

  • When: June 30 to July 3
  • Where: Bear Mountain | Port Renfrew

The lineup includes: Mother Mother, Current Swell, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Shad, Hollerado, DJ Dan, jackLNDN, The Dudes, Smalltown DJs, Bear Mountain, Mat The Alien, Fine Times, Adam Marshall, Dirty Radio, Moontricks, Rennie Foster, Andrew Allsgood, Mindil Beach, Kytami, Band of Rascals, Nathan Jonson, Bocce Avocado, Quoia, Weird Party and many more!

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