Article by Mike Devlin, Times Colonist
The site of Vancouver Island’s biggest ever music festival is back in action this weekend, but it won’t be country music on the agenda this time around.
The inaugural Legends Valley Music Festival gets underway Friday, and will run through the weekend at Laketown Ranch Music and Recreation Park, the 172-acre patch of private land in Cowichan that houses the Sunfest Country Music Festival.
Sunfest drew more than 15,000 fans during each of four days last month, a total Legends Valley organizers don’t expect to match.
John Donnelly, of Vancouver’s Donnelly Events, which is producing the music side of the festival, has high hopes for the first-year event, however.
What: Legends Valley Music Festival featuring Sublime with Rome, the Sheepdogs, the Dirty Heads, Kottonmouth Kings, Funkdoobiest and more
Where: Laketown Ranch Music and Recreation Park, 8811-2 Youbou Rd., Cowichan
When: Friday through Sunday
Tickets: $49-$59 daily (general admission), $99 daily (VIP), $149 (general admission weekend pass) or $259 (VIP weekend pass) at legendsvalleymusicfestival.com