Boonstock Music & Arts Festival 2014
When: From Thursday, July 31st until Sunday, August 3rd, 2014.
Where: Penticton Oliver Highway, Kaleden, B.C V0H 1K0, Canada (Driving time from Vancouver: 4 hours, Calgary: 7 1/2 hours, Edmonton: 9 hours)
Time: The Skaha Beach Stage starts at 10:00 am, ends at 7:00 pm each day. The Concert Bowl will be from 8:00 pm - 1:00 am on July 31st, and from 4:00 pm - 2:00 am from August 1st - 3rd.
Age: 16+ except for the beer garden, which is 19+.
Overview: Boonstock is set at picturesque Penticton B.C, where nature meets music. This year's festival boasts an impressive number of electronic dance music acts including the biggest name in trance, Armin Van Buuren.
Why you should go
Boonstock isn't simply a festival, but an opportunity to combine music and nature into one singular experience. Want to go tubing on Okanagan River Channel and see Armin Van Buuren later that night? Done. Feel like going to Skaha beach for the afternoon and then checking out some drum and bass with Sub Focus? You can do it at this year's Boonstock.
Acts to watch (If you want to hear new music)
Zeds Dead: They always bring the bass music but this Toronto duo is in the midst of tweaking their style to allow more room to experiment with different genres and sounds. The slight shift started to happen with the "Hot Sauce" EP and will continue with the upcoming "Somewhere Else" EP. With tracks on the new EP such as "Lost You" and "Bustamove", Zeds Dead are extending their musical repertoire. That's the fun with Zeds Dead in 2014 are you're never quite sure what kind of curve balls they can come up with. But for those Zeds Dead fans who just love their heavy bass drops, just wait until they play "Hadouken" and get your rage face on.
Krewella: Fresh from their successful album released last year, these Chicago natives are ready to drop a special 2-disc compilation for Ministry of Sound titled "The Future Sound of EDM". Filled with tracks emanating from different genres including drum and bass, Krewella seek to widen their horizons while the beat master Rainman is currently busy in the studio creating new tracks for the trio.
Astronomar: Armed with a brand new EP titled "Mutant Club", Astronomar comes ready to Shambhala with fresh music reflective of his creative style. His rise to prominence into the wider scene came way of Skrillex when he popularized his remix of "Go Deep', a track that still sounds great to this day. Astronomar has found a distinct sound in a sometimes crowded electronic dance music scene, and stands out as an artist to watch at Shambhala.
Milo & Otis: This duo are on an absolute roll in 2014 after coming off touring with the likes of Skrillex, Dillon Francis, and DJ Snake on the Mothership Tour. They have also been busy in the studio with a recent collab with A-Trak released, remixes of Henry Fong and Vice originals, and more. But their big coup was being a part of the Duck Sauce "NRG" hit remix with Skrillex and Kill The Noise.
Full DJ lineup
- Armin Van Buuren, Krewella, Zeds Dead, A-Trak, Clockwork, Kill The Noise, Sub Focus, W&W, Candyland, Cash Cash, Dzeko & Torres, Kraftykuts, UZ, Justin Martin, Kill Frenzy, Keys N Krates, Astronomar, Milo & Otis, Amac, + More.