Keloha 2012

A collection of a 4-part web-series and miscellaneous posts about Keloha Music & Art Festival’s inaugural year. We were backstage with some of Canada (and the world’s) most-talented, emerging artists. The A-OK team literally put blood, sweat and tears into this weekend keeping up with all the activity (and shenanigans) and can’t wait to show you some of what we saw over the weekend.

Keloha 2012 – Part 4: Keloha and Goodbye

The 4th and final part of a 4 part web-series about Keloha Music & Art Festival’s inaugural year. We were backstage with some of Canada (and the world’s) most-talented, emerging artists. The A-OK team literally put blood, sweat and tears into this weekend keeping up with all the activity (and shenanigans) and can’t wait to show you some of what we saw over the weekend.

For Part 4 Wet Ape, Pyper & A-OK introduce you to more of the great talent performing the festival including We Are The City, Said the Whale, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, The Pack A.D., The Boom Booms, Thomas Kjorven, Devon Coyote, Kytami (a surprise re-appearance of Hey Ocean!), Rocky Mountain Rebel Music, Jon & Roy and festival founder Scott Emslie. They wax lyrically about the event and how no one can to wait for next year.

Music by Graffiti6, their song “Stare Into the Sun”
and by Cold War Kids, their song “Audience.”

Keloha 2012 – Part 3: Sunday, July 8

Part 3 of 4 of a web-series about Keloha Music & Art Festival’s inaugural year. We were backstage with some of Canada (and the world’s) most-talented, emerging artists. The A-OK team literally put blood, sweat and tears into this weekend keeping up with all the activity (and shenanigans) and can’t wait to show you some of what we saw over the weekend.

Part 3 features Sunday’s biggest acts as we chat with AWOLNATION, The Sheepdogs, Dan Mangan and Hey Ocean. The lake gives the bands instant nostalgia, they love the smell of the air and the fruit in the valley. No one’s complaining about the heat!

Music by AWOLNATION, their song “Shoestrings”
and by Hey Ocean!, their song “Make a New Dance Up.”

Keloha 2012 – Part 2: Saturday, July 7

Part 2 of 4 of a web-series about Keloha Music & Art Festival’s inaugural year. We were backstage with some of Canada (and the world’s) most-talented, emerging artists. The A-OK team literally put blood, sweat and tears into this weekend keeping up with all the activity (and shenanigans) and can’t wait to show you some of what we saw over the weekend.

Part 2 features most of Saturday’s headliners with The Joy Formidable, The Dudes, Dirty Radio and Daniel Wesley. They dig the weather, the stage, their surroundings and, of course, let us know what’s awesome about the Okanagan.

Music by The Joy Formidable, their song “I Don’t Want to See You Like This”
and by The Dudes, their song “Girl Police.”

Keloha 2012 – Part 1: Friday, July 6

Part 1 of 4 of a web-series about Keloha Music & Art Festival’s inaugural year. We were backstage with some of Canada (and the world’s) most-talented, emerging artists. The A-OK team literally put blood, sweat and tears into this weekend keeping up with all the activity (and shenanigans) and can’t wait to show you some of what we saw over the weekend.

Part 1 features Friday’s headliners Tokyo Police Club & Graffiti6. Pyper talks to them about what made them huge, their favourite part about festival season, and, of course, what’s awesome about the Okanagan.

Music by Tokyo Police Club, their song “Tessellate”
and by Graffiti6, their song “Stone in My Heart.”

Lbourgo Wins a Weekend Pass to Keloha!

There were a lot of great #aokendlessummer entries for our Keloha weekend pass contest but only one winner! We love that Lisa Bourgault (@lbourgo) had the wherewithal to force her friends into freezing water, and we feel that encapsulates the summer spirit in the Awesome Okanagan! If we’re lucky, she’ll tweet #aokendlessummer all weekend and we can see what she gets up to!

A-OK Giveaway: 2 Weekend Passes to Keloha

We’re back with another A-OK Giveaway and we’re very excited! We’ve got two full weekend passes for Keloha Music & Art Festival in Kelowna July 6th—8th and we desperately want to send you! Haven’t heard about Keloha? Well we announced their line-up awhile back and couldn’t help but get excited—these are some of our favorite bands! We couldn’t miss out on the action and we don’t want you to either. So how do you win?

It’s time to whip out that smartphone and write our summer story! We’ve challenged you to tweet #aokendlesssummer with your best summer adventure photos and we’re upping the ante. Share your summer memories, share with us your ideal summer in the Awesome Okanagan. But don’t tell us with words, show us. Show us the heat, the beach, the food, the friends, the music, the magic. Snap it! Some of our contributors and local photographers will select the one we feel exemplifies Summer Festival Season in the A-OK and send you and a friend to this incredible event. Tweets must be posted by noon Wednesday July 4th.

Get snapping!

Keloha Festival Line Up Announced!

Maybe you heard? On July 6-8 Kelowna’s Waterfront Park will be transformed into a tropical oasis of music and art. With 2 stages of music featuring artists: Awolnation, Cold War Kids, Tokyo Police Club, The Sheepdogs, Dan Mangan, The Limousines, Said the Whale, The Dudes, Shout Out Out Out Out, USS, Hey Ocean, Dirty Radio, Jon & Roy, Daniel Wesley, We are the City, The Pack A.D., Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Devon Coyote, Acres of Lions, Thomas Kjorven, and Aaron Nazrul & The Boom Booms.

For more information, visit the Keloha website.