Vancouver’s Bend Sinister will headline the second summer edition of the Golden Sound Festival on Aug. 23.

Golden Sound Fest returns with summer block party in August

After a pair of successful block parties, the Golden Sound Festival is ready to up the ante with its upcoming block party on Aug. 2.

After a successful debut last summer and an even better follow up this winter, the Golden Sound Festival is ready to up the ante even more with its second summer block party on Aug. 23.

The festival will once again take place at the Rockwater, the Golden Taps and the Riverhouse, with a potential all ages show taking place outdoors at Spirit Square, although that plan has yet to be finalized.

Artist applications were received by the festival’s organizers over the past few months and the lineup has now been confirmed.

“The lineup is basically bands that consist of up and coming talent and bands that are making waves in Western Canada,” said Jeremy Green, one of the festival organizers.

While the choices were tough, organizers knew exactly what they were looking for when filling out this year’s schedule.

“We’re very particular when we pick all of our bands…we’re bringing bands where their music and their stage presence has to be stellar,” said Green.

Continuing with the festival’s policy, all of the acts performing this summer will be Golden Sound Festival rookies.

Featured acts will include Vancouver’s Bend Sinister, psychedelic rock group Stellar Radio Choir and punk rockers Mobina Galore.

“Diversity is a big thing for us. We have a little bit of rock, a little bit of country,” Green said.

Sound Festival organizers are still hoping to make the festival an outdoor event, as was originally intended.

“We’re aiming (to get it outdoors) for summer 2015,” said Green.

“The great thing about the Block Party is that it gets the name ‘Golden Sound Festival’ out there, so when it does come time for us to do an outdoor festival next summer, our network will be much larger.”

Keep up to date with festival news and information as it’s released at goldensoundfestival.com or through the festival’s Facebook page at facebook.com/GoldenSoundFestival.

 

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