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Posted: February 23, 2016

Wapiti Music Festival changes dates

The Wapiti Music Festival held in Fernie is changing things up this year.

Rather then normally holding the festival on the weekend after the August long weekend, the festival is now confirmed for the following weekend, August 12-13, in Fernie’s Annex Park.

Photos from last year's Wapiti Music Festival. Christine Shaw/e-KNOW file images
Photos from last year’s Wapiti Music Festival. Christine Shaw/e-KNOW file images

“It was shaping up for vendors, bands, and other factors that it would be much better to work with the 12-13th weekend. Hopefully getting the word out this early will avoid any confusion later on,” said Kevin McIsaac, head organizer. “We’re very excited about the new lineup, new vendors, new art installations, etc. and of course all the new festival goers.”

Wapiti Music Festival is a two-day festival in Fernie. Fresh Canadian indie music with loads of fun for the whole family. On May 1 you can expect ticket sales to begin and the line-up to be announced. Discover new breaking bands and dance your heart out under a stunning rocky mountain backdrop. As always children 12 and under and seniors are free at Wapiti.

The festival is running in its sixth year, it has been warmly welcomed by, not only the Fernie residents, but visitors from around Canada and the U.S.

“Wapiti is a colourful weekend that brings families and friends together; there is a great community vibe here. We are also entirely run by volunteers, so this is truly a community event with lots of passion and you can feel it,” said McIsaac.

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