Weezer and Third Eye Blind to Headline Ambleside Music Festival in West Vancouver this Summer
Breathing new life into B.C.’s summer concert lineup, West Vancouver’s most iconic outdoor music festival is set to transform Ambleside Park by introducing this year’s newly unveiled lineup.
GSL Group announced the return of its 10th Ambleside Music Festival, West Vancouver’s most anticipated outdoor music series. Taking place on August 19th and August 20th, Ambleside Music Festival will once again welcome music lovers to Ambleside Park for a summer party with a weekend packed with incredible food, engaging activations, and live music from a mix of local talent and internationally celebrated artists, including rock n’ roll juggernaut headliners Weezer and Third Eye Blind.
Boasting an impressive roster of talent, this year’s festival promises a diverse lineup of indie rock royalty. Hot off the heels of their seventh studio album Dandelion, Vancouver-natives Said the Whale will bring their authentic West Coast tunes to Ambleside. Other acts include Canadian guitarist Bahamas and Juno award-winning hip-hop collective Bran Van 3000, with more bands to be announced over the coming weeks. Alongside Billboard Award winners Third Eye Blind, industry veterans Weezer will be headlining the festival. Whether attendees are longtime fans of their infamous Blue Album or their latest multi-album music project, SZNZ, fans won’t be disappointed.
Joining Weezer, Third Eye Blind, Bahamas, Bran Van 3000, and Said the Whale, Los Angeles indie pop band Saint Motel will return to Vancouver for the first time since 2016 to play at Ambleside Music Festival this summer. Fresh off the latest EP, “90s American Superstar”, singer-songwriter and indie pop sensation Wallice has also been added, alongside Juno award-winning Canadian rock superstars Finger Eleven to amp up the nostalgia. With these three additional bands joining the lineup, Ambleside Music Festival is officially setting the stage as the most iconic outdoor music festival in B.C this summer.
Ramping up the excitement this year alongside official media sponsor, SONiC radio, concert-goers can also expect great local retailers, live music, and impressive food & beverage options from local food trucks, craft beer, wine tastings, and more, including community activations, focused on giving back to the West Vancouver neighbourhood that has embraced the festival over the years. Last year, over $500,000 in tickets were donated to front-line healthcare workers, and over the coming weeks, GSL Group is looking forward to sharing more details on how they intend to give back this year.
“GSL Group has been promoting music events throughout B.C. since 1999 and created and launched our inaugural outdoor concert at Ambleside in 2009. Over time, this flourished from a summer concert series to what is now a festival format.” shares GSL Group President & CEO Graham Lee. “We continue to evolve the vision we set out for Ambleside Music Festival years ago, and being from West Vancouver myself, it’s great to see how this festival brings the community together, and I am grateful for the years of support that the community has shown us as we’ve brought some of the world’s top talent here – Neil Young, The Offspring, Ed Sheeran and Kenny Chesney, and Sheryl Crow, to name a few.”
VIP perks include exclusive food and beverage offerings, private bar service, and one free drink ticket per day (standard drinks only). VIP access will also include separate and early entry into the festival along with exclusive amenities such as private VIP washrooms, sitting areas, elevated tables, and tent access, offering direct sightlines to the main stage.
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About Ambleside Music Festival:
Evolving under various banners such as Ambleside Live and Rock Ambleside Park, Ambleside Music Festival is an annual multi-day outdoor summer music festival held in beautiful Ambleside Park in West Vancouver. Since 2009, the festival has hosted world-class talent, kicking things off with their Summer Session featuring Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow and Neil Young. Since then, Ambleside Music Festival has continuously raised the bar year-over-year bringing international talent to the centre stage, including Ed Sheeran, Kenny Chesney, Mother Mother, Walk off the Earth, and The Offspring. Ambleside Music Festival brings globally recognized artists to the Ambleside community with the goal of giving back to the community; over the years, partial proceeds from the festival have been donated to support various causes, including donating $500,000 in tickets to frontline healthcare workers in 2022.