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Boonstock comes to Penticton

Boonstock will be bringing rock, hard rock, electronica, folk and alternative acts and bands to Penticton next summer.
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October 31, 2013 - 11:20 AM

PENTICTON - Boonstock will be bringing blasts of music and hordes of tourists to Penticton next summer.

The Boonstock Music and Arts Festival, billed as one of Canada's biggest concerts, made its name in Sturgeon County, Alta. for nearly 10 years and has attracted big-name artists such as Guns N' Roses former lead guitarist Slash, as well as alternative artists and electronica dance music DJs.

The Penticton show runs Aug. 1-3 with advance tickets already on sale. Ticket information and other details can be found here.

The move to Penticton was prompted when, in September, Sturgeon County council banned Boonstock producer Colin Kobza from holding the concert on land Kobza owned, as reported by The Edmonton Journal. The concert has attracted roughly 14,000 people a day during its annual three-day run in Sturgeon County. The ban came about after some residents complained about increased traffic, trash and drug use.

More to come.

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