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After months of waiting, it’s finally here! Rifflandia has released its full schedule and lineup and we’re stoked!

September might mean the end of summer, but honestly, we can’t wait until it gets here. With this stellar lineup, there’s no question that the 10th annual Rifflandia Festival is going to be unreal.

Without further ado, here is the full lineup:

Rifflandia Festival 2017

The full lineup includes an additional 75 artists joining 31 previously announced, including headliners Moby, Zeds Dead, Bonobo, July Talk, and A Tribe Called Red.

Brand New “Deadbeats Block Party” 

Electric Avenue on Discovery Street, a huge success in 2016, will grow from three stages to five this year with the additions of The Duke Saloon and The HOP (Hands on Pottery).

It will also host the inaugural Deadbeats Block Party, curated by Zeds Dead, on Thursday, September 14.

Joining Zeds Dead will be bass heavyweights G Jones (Santa Cruz, CA) and Grandtheft (Toronto, ON), and up-and-coming producer Boogie T (New Orleans, LA).

Also new to the festival this year, Studio Robazzo (2001F Douglas St.) will host three nights of DJ showcases.

Diverse Representation

This year’s Rifflandia Festival lineup features the most diverse group of performers yet, with artists from all corners of the world including the UK, Australia, Serbia, The United States and more.

And with over fifty of the artists being female led or featuring female musicians, Rifflandia has taken a great stride forward in its goal to close the gender gap that exists on so many of today’s festivals.

The festival will also feature the highest percentage of British Columbia bands in its history, with over 75% of the artists calling BC their home. The Rifflandia Festival team would like to acknowledge the support of Music BC and the BC Music Fund in helping them continue their support of local BC artists.

Rifflandia 2017

  • When: Septemeber 14-17
  • Where: Various venue including Royal Athletic Park, click here for the full Schedule and venues
  • Cost: Prices start at $65 to $265

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