Richmond, BC – Celebrating its fifth year, the Richmond World Festival is once again bringing together music and food loving fans from across Metro Vancouver for a two-day around the world adventure in the City of Richmond’s back yard. The festival takes place on the Labour Day long weekend, Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31, in Minoru Park.
“Richmond’s cultural diversity and harmony is something to celebrate,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “The Richmond World Festival has been bringing people together for five years through music, food, dance and art which is why it has become a can’t-miss date on everyone’s summer events calendar.”
The award-nominated festival is pleased to announce two chart-topping Canadian headliners:
Friday night welcomes alternative-radio mainstay Bedouin Soundclash to bring their reggae-pop feel to start the party.
Saturday will feature, The Strumbellas, a Toronto band with huge international momentum and Billboard chart topping songs. The Strumbellas took home a Juno award for Single of the Year for their radio smash “Spirits”.
Big name supporting acts and other exciting festival additions will be announced in the coming weeks.
With over 100 acts confirmed on eight stages, the Richmond World Festival looks to find performance opportunities in unique and varying places throughout the festival site. Many community-based cultural groups and dance troupes will take to the stage, while colourful performances will appear right in front of your eyes as you roam the festival site. Be sure to keep your eyes open for Cultural Pavilion Pod Pop-Ups this year.
Exploring the different activations and hands-on activities is sure to work up an appetite. Experience culture through food at the FEASTival of Flavours, a food festival within the festival. This year’s festival welcomes the largest number of food trucks in the event’s history with over 60 food trucks expected.
The Richmond World Festival will take place from 4 to 10 p.m. on Friday, August 30 and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 31. The festival is produced by the City of Richmond and presented by Coast Capital Savings. Stage and zone sponsors are Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Tourism Richmond, Cowell Auto Group, CF Richmond Centre, Vanprop Investments Ltd and McElhanney. Community sponsors are Kwantlen Polytechnic University and FortisBC. Media sponsors are, Richmond News, Georgia Straight, 94.5 Virgin Radio, Kiss Radio, AM 1320, 102.7 The Peak, Z95.3, and Miss 604.
Watch for additional event details to be announced soon at www.richmondworldfestival.com and for updates, follow @RichmondWorldFest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, #RichmondWorldFest.