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Ryan Donn Review: Rifflandia

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to go to one of BC's largest gathers of independent and established bands - Rifflandia. It was founded in Victoria in 2008. Since then it has grown to become an epic sampling of music. In 2012 it was spread over four days featuring over 120 acts.

In the video below I offer a highlight of Riffllandia including interviews with Family of Year, Christopher Smith, Carmanah, and Zerbin.  It's a full 25 minute + show, so in the spirit of Rifflandia (which they dub as a "choose your own adventure" festival) In the video I've listed the various times that the acts are performing so that you can skip through the show as you please. Enjoy discovering some great new music.

Show Schedule

  • Carmanah                  5:00
  • Jordan Klassen         6:15
  • Jinja Safari                 8:00
  • Zerbin                        12:00
  • Family of the year    18:00
  • Dan Magnan             22:00

Send us a note, to [email protected], if you want to see more musical features like this on Castanet. Enjoy the show.

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About the Author

Ryan Donn
Singer/songwriter, event producer, digital creative, Councillor at the City of Kelowna

I love creating and connecting. For years I spent most of my time in Kelowna creating songs, and those songs have been used by the Terry Fox Run, Kelowna’s Centennial Celebration, or heard on various local radio stations. 

In the past few years I've focused on creating community events including Music in the Park, New York New Years, Castanet’s Free Family Skate, Talented Kids, Talented Kelowna, etc..

I use this column to connect some of our local creatives, events, unique local projects/non-profits, and occasionally a random column about our city. 

Originally from Scotland, I’ve lived in Kelowna for over 20 years. My wife, Kimberly, and our two daughters, Lyla and Bella, share our home with Tom (adult with diverse abilities).

In 2014 I was elected to Kelowna City Council. 

Opinions are my own and don't represent the City of Kelowna, Festivals Kelowna or Creative Okanagan. 

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