InPrint: Komasket Music Festival Celebrates 10 Years

Komasket Music FestivalAugust long weekend is here! I’m sure by now, most of you have weighed your options of how to spend you 3.5 days of weekend whether it be camping, attending one of the numerous events happening around the valley, or just plunking yourself down at the beach.

Although we all know that Center of Gravity is happening right here in Kelowna but if you missed the boat on buying tickets before it sold out (or it just isn’t your scene), there is another great festival happening just a quick drive away in Vernon.

Komasket Music Festival taking place in Komasket Park (Vernon) from July 29th – 31st and this year the festival will be celebrating their 10th and biggest year yet.

The festival weekend offers three days of bringing attendees together to celebrate joy, love, music, dance, art, culture and family on the beautiful shores of Lake Okanagan. Take the awesome scenery along with the friendly, loving atmosphere and then throw into the mix four stages, over 40 artists, camping, a Yoga Zone, a Kids Zone, vendors, art installations, swimming, kayaking and 25 free workshops ranging from drumming to poi spinning, and I think you have yourself one fabulous August long weekend.

This year’s line-up will feature Jon Anderson (Yes, the owner of a lonely heart), Buffy St. Marie, OKA, Digable Planets, Sweatshop Union, Tambura Rasa and Kytami from Delhi 2 Dublin, to name a few.

There will also be plenty of Okanagan talent present including Cod Gone Wild, Paperboy, Sound Splash and Lorelle Raindown.

Today is the last day for $95 weekend passes (camping extra) and tomorrow prices will go up to $120 and will be sold at the gate only. A great plus for those with wee ones, children 14 and under get in for free! Tickets are available at So if you’re still wondering what to do with your long weekend, take a trip down to Komasket and you probably won’t ever have to wonder what you’ll be doing on August long weekend again.

Fore more information on Komasket Music Festival, visit

To read the full article pick up a copy of today’s (Thursday, July 27, 2011) Kelowna Capital News.

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