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Hornby Festival a 10-day celebration

The Sweet Lowdown will be headlining Tuesday, Aug. 5. - Supplied
The Sweet Lowdown will be headlining Tuesday, Aug. 5.
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The Hornby Festival is thrilled to present 10 days of festival from July 31 – Aug. 9.

A staple of the August long weekend, the Hornby Festival has been named one of the top five festivals in Canada (Aeroplan Magazine) and one of the top 10 cultural events in B.C. (Maclean’s).

Enjoy stunning and intimate performances against the beautiful backdrop of the mountains, ocean and rolling hayfields at The Farm, the charming Community Hall and other smaller venues around the island.

The festival programming includes folk/roots, world, classical, world beat as well as children’s programming, visual arts and spoken word. It includes many special free programs such as Classical Kids, Art In Unusual Places, the Hornby Festival Live, and Pre-Show Talks.

This year’s lineup features:

Aug. 1 – De Temps Antan (Quebec/folk/roots/dance)

Aug. 2 – Locarno  (dance/Latin groove)

Aug. 2 – Grant Lawrence (reading)

Aug. 3 – Chic Gamine (folk/roots/pop)

Aug. 4 – The Survivalists (soul/dance)

Aug. 4 – Helen Austin (children/family)

Aug. 5 – The Sweet Lowdown (old time/family dance)

Aug. 5 – Norman Foote (children/family)

Aug. 6 – Rose Cousins (folk/roots/singer songwriter)

Aug. 7 – Andre Laplante (classical pianist)

Aug. 8 – Enso String Quartet (classical string quartet)

Aug. 9 – Laplante/Enso Quintets

For more information, to buy tickets, or to sign up as a volunteer, go to www.hornbyfestival.bc.ca

 

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