Keloha Music & Arts Festival will be Kelowna's Island Oasis


CONTEST: If you're in the Okanagan region, be sure to tune into Daybreak South and Radio West on 88.9 FM for the "Aloha to Keloha" contest. You can win a VIP trip to attend the festival! 

Keloha Music & Arts Festival is BC's newest festival set to bring amazing entertainers to Kelowna's Waterfront Park. Held from July 6 - 8, Keloha promises to be an escape into an oasis of music and art. In addition to 26 great shows by some of the hottest bands in indie, alternative, folk, pop and rock music, Keloha offers a family-friendly space to create and enjoy art. 

More than 25 artisans will showcase their work for free at Keloha. Waterfront Park will be transformed into a tropical oasis where families can lose themselves listening to music and exploring local exhibits. Fom the 'Instrument Petting Zoo' - where kids test out various instruments, to 'Art Ave' - featuring local artisans along the beach-side boardwalk.

Keloha's lineup features 26 bands who all have one thing in common: a great live show! Acclaimed Toronto rockers Tokyo Police Club headline the first night, along with local stars We Are The City. Day two sees Welsh alt-rockers The Joy Formidable, taking a break from putting the final touches on their second album to treat music fans to dirty guitar riffs and melodic lyrics. Plus, Cali band Cold War Kids will bring some punk soul to the musical mix. 

The final day of Keloha features Said the Whale and Hey Ocean from Vancouver, as well as Victoria natives Acres of Lions. Deemed 'New Artist of the Year' at the Junos, Dan Mangan completes the list of BC artists. Fresh from Coachella and Sasquatch, three-time Juno winners The Sheepdogs offer up their blast-from-the-past rock and roll, while punk-rockers AWOLNATION give fans something to head-bang about as the final act of the festival. 

To view complete artist schedules, accommodations and to purchase tickets, visit Keloha's website.

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