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54-40 and Doug & the Slugs to rock Peachfest in Penticton

54-40 will perform a free concert at the Penticton Peach Festival, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023.
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Two legendary Canadian rock bands are hitting the stage at the Penticton Peach Festival this summer so you might want to mark your calendars.

54-40 and Doug & the Slugs are performing at the free festival on Saturday, Aug. 12, according to a Penticton Peach Festival media release issued today, Jan. 23.

"We're thrilled to have 54-40 back at Peach Festival," said festival president Shawna Guitard in the release. “They are loved by fans of all ages, making them truly a multi-generational band."

Just a few years ago 54-40 attracted a capacity crowd when they performed at Okanagan Lake Park.

The Vancouver band has recorded four platinum albums, charted 18 singles and been nominated for eight Juno Awards during their incredible career with unforgettable hits like I Go Blind and Ocean Pearl.

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Opening for the band is Doug & the Slugs who are making their first appearance at the Peach Festival. Based out of Vancouver, Doug & the Slugs have been entertaining fans since 1977 are widely known for hits like Making it Work, Tomcat Prowl and Too Bad. The band has charted 10 hits and been nominated for four Juno Awards. 

The Penticton Peach Festival is the largest free festival in the country and runs from Aug. 9 to 13. 

Entertainment acts already announced include Kim Mitchell and Captain Tractor on Aug. 9, and Aaron Pritchett and Matt Lang on Aug 10.

Go here for more information on the Penticton Peach Festival.


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