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BreakOut West announces performers for Kelowna festival

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June 18, 2018 - 1:31 PM

KELOWNA - The 16th annual music festival BreakOut West has announced the first wave of artists booked to perform in Kelowna this fall.

BreakOut West is a three-night, multi-genre music festival with showcases at venues around the city on Oct. 11, 12 and 13, according to a media release.

Organizers say the best emerging acts out of western Canada will be showcased alongside iconic alumni acts, including The Grapes of Wrath, who will be honoured with the Hall of Fame award this year. The award will be officially presented to the band during their showcase performance on Oct. 13.

“As a provincial champion for the music industry, Creative BC is excited British Columbia is hosting BreakOut West this year,” Prem Gill, CEO of Creative BC, says in the release. “With the launch of Amplify BC in 2018, it is a significant time to be part of B.C.’s music industry and we are committed to drive opportunities for music in B.C. and throughout Canada at this year’s BreakOut West Festival.”

Five additional performing acts from the first-round announcement have also been nominated for Western Canadian Music Awards this year. The winners of the artistic categories will be announced on Oct. 11 at the WCMAwards Reception in Kelowna. Industry and Specialty Award categories will be presented on Oct. 13 at the Industry Awards Brunch in the Delta Hotel.

Wristbands for BreakOut West are available now at

Check out the BreakOut West website for more information about the festival.

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