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Crowds gravitate to Kelowna's City Park

Before the stages light up this afternoon, teams compete on Hot Sands beach for a spot in tomorrow's volleyball tournament
August 02, 2013 - 1:01 PM

KELOWNA - One of Canada's largest electro-dance festivals is revving up on the damp sands of the City Park waterfront. 

The countdown is over for those eagerly awaiting the sold-out Centre of Gravity festival and if you're late in the game, a limited amount of reserved tickets go on sale today. Some of the most recognized DJ artists will be spinning their electro, house and hip hop beats down by Hot Sands beach for the event's sixth year.

Grammy nominated Dutch trance artist Tiesto, electro-rock artist Lights, Tommy Lee and DJ Aero, Cazzette and "America's Best DJ" Kaskade are just some of the 25 shows   spread out over the three day event ending Sunday. For the complete lineup and updates visit the Centre of Gravity webpage.

After gates close tonight at City Park the dance party moves over to the COG House stationed at the Kelowna Curling Club on Recreation Way.

And dancing isn't the only activity crowd-goers are looking for.

The festival draws pro-athletes to flaunt their skills in a number of tournaments, including beach volleyball at Hot Sands beach, basketball at the Hoop Zone, freestyle mountain biking at the Dirt Zone and BMX at the Urban Zone.

A crowd of 30,000 locals and visitors is expected to attend the festival and pull in close to six million for Kelowna's economy.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Julie Whittet at or call (250)718-0428.


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