Today, GSL Group announced the return of its 10th Ambleside Music Festival, West Vancouver’s most anticipated outdoor music series.
In a press release, the company said the festival that takes place on August 19 and 20 will welcome music lovers to Ambleside Park for a summer party with a weekend packed with incredible food, engaging activations, and live music from a mix of local talent and internationally celebrated artists, including rock n’ roll juggernaut headliners Weezer and Third Eye Blind.
Hot off the heels of their seventh studio album Dandelion, Vancouver-natives Said the Whale will bring their authentic West Coast tunes to Ambleside. Other acts include Canadian guitarist Bahamas and Juno award-winning hip-hop collective Bran Van 3000, with more bands to be announced over the coming weeks. Alongside Billboard Award winners Third Eye Blind, industry veterans Weezer will be headlining the festival.
Joining Weezer, Third Eye Blind, Bahamas, Bran Van 3000, and Said the Whale, Los Angeles indie pop band Saint Motel will return to Vancouver for the first time since 2016 to play at Ambleside Music Festival this summer. Fresh off the latest EP 90s “American Superstar,” singer-songwriter and indie pop sensation Wallice has also been added, alongside Juno award-winning Canadian rock superstars Finger Eleven, to amp up the nostalgia
Concert-goers can also expect great local retailers, live music, and impressive food & beverage options from local food trucks, craft beer, wine tastings, and more, including community activations, focused on giving back to the West Vancouver neighbourhood that has embraced the festival over the years. Last year, over $500,000 in tickets were donated to front-line healthcare workers, and over the coming weeks, GSL Group is looking forward to sharing more details on how they intend to give back this year, the press release stated.
“GSL Group has been promoting music events throughout B.C. since 1999 and created and launched our inaugural outdoor concert at Ambleside in 2009. Over time, this flourished from a summer concert series to what is now a festival format.” shares GSL Group President & CEO Graham Lee. “We continue to evolve the vision we set out for Ambleside Music Festival years ago, and being from West Vancouver myself, it’s great to see how this festival brings the community together, and I am grateful for the years of support that the community has shown us as we’ve brought some of the world’s top talent here – Neil Young, The Offspring, Ed Sheeran and Kenny Chesney, and Sheryl Crow, to name a few.”
Advance ticket pricing for two-day General Admission and VIP tickets are on sale now with limited quantities available. Weekend passes are $215, VIP weekend tickets are $365 plus applicable fees and taxes, and both include in-and-out privileges. VIP perks include exclusive food and beverage offerings, private bar service, and a free drink ticket. VIP access will also include separate and early entry into the festival along with exclusive amenities such as private VIP washrooms, sitting areas, elevated tables, and tent access, offering direct sightlines to the main stage.