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It is quiet at the Boonstock festival site now, but come August thousands of people are expected to descend on the location.

On Friday morning, organizers gave a tour of the Penticton site, describing what festival goers will find when they arrive.

"This is all about preparation for the concert that is coming August 1, 2 and 3," said operations director Barb Haynes.

Currently, 8,500 people are expected to  attend the festival on Penticton Indian Band locatee lands, with around 7,000 tickets sold to date.

The total size of the concert grounds, on the south end of the city, is 114 acres.

Other information provided by Haynes:

  • the site entry will be 3.2 km. from the highway
  • there is perimeter fencing and controlled access
  • there will be reserved camping as well as beach access to the site via the Kettle Valley Rail Trail, underpass. 
  • Additional community touring will be available and there is easy access to the airport.

The music lineup is top 40, indie and electronic dance music.

Maps were provided to those on the tour showing the access points, concert bowl and camping areas.

The organizers are still working collaboratively on applying for two liquor licenses.

Representatives from the city, as well as the chamber of commerce and other businesses joined the tour.

"Things seem to be in place," said Councillor Andrew Jakubeit. "They have spent a lot of time going over details, and 7,000 tickets have been sold."
 

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