November 13, 2014 - 2:28 PM
KELOWNA – After months of speculation that it would not happen, Kelowna’s biggest summer music and extreme sports festival is coming back to Kelowna for its eighth year.
Wet Ape Productions announced Thursday morning that Centre of Gravity will be held in Kelowna’s downtown City Park July 24 and will incorporate aspects of Wet Ape’s other major festival Keloha, which was cancelled due to financial inviability.
There will be another change as well. COG event director Scott Emslie says in a release they have partnered with Alberta based promoters Union Events, organizers of Calgary’s X-Fest and Chasing Summer.
Union Events managing partner Harvey Cohen says the collaboration will ensure the festival's continuation for years to come.
"Union Events is incredibly excited to be working with Wet Ape to build on the previous successes of this great festival and to continue to bring amazing music and sports to the City of Kelowna,” he says.
“Although Wet Ape’s Keloha Music & Arts Festival will not be returning in 2015 on its own weekend, components of the indie/alternative rock and arts festival will be integrated into MECOG providing audiences with an amazing festival experience that brings the top artists from all genres to Kelowna,” Emslie says in the release. “Wet Ape and Union Events are excited for the opportunity to draw in broader audiences and to continue to expand on the festival’s ever-growing popularity. We’ve put some key pieces in place that will be the foundation for one of the greatest festival experiences in Western Canada. Partnering up with a live entertainment powerhouse like Union Events is very exciting for us and there is a very bright future for the festival.”
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