Festival set to 'BreakOut'

Madison Erhardt

BreakOut West released a few of the top artists and venues that will be part of the weekend music festival this October in Kelowna.

West Kelowna's Ben Klick gave a sample of what people can anticipate. Klick played two of his songs in front of an energetic crowd on the rooftop of the Craft Beer Market.

"It's going to be pretty cool. I have been to a number of BreakOut Wests before and it's absolutely phenomenal. From a community perspective and an artists perspective to get to meet everybody. It's going to be pretty cool to have it here in my home town" Klick said.

Kelowna will host the 16th annual music festival featuring exciting acts from all across western Canada.

It's a three-night, multi-genre festival from Oct. 11 to13.

“As a provincial champion for the music industry, Creative BC is excited British Columbia is hosting BreakOut West this year,” said Prem Gill, CEO of Creative BC.

“With the launch of Amplify BC in 2018, it is a significant time to be part of B.C.’s music industry and we are committed to drive opportunities for music in B.C. and throughout Canada at this year’s BreakOut West Festival,"Gill added.

Participating venues include: BNA Brewing Company, Craft Beer Market, Doc Willoughby's Public House, DOJA Coffee Shop, Fernando's Pub, The Grateful Fed Pub & Restaurant, Milkcrate Records, Muninn's Post, New Arts Collective, Sapphire Nightclub.

For a list of artists and a full schedule, click here.

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