Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival 2016 lineup announced

Image: Tim Matheson

Deer Lake Park is once again set to host the Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival, which enters its 17th year, Live Nation announced today.

The family-friendly summer festival brings over 10 artists performing across three outdoor stages, along with food vendors and activities for all ages.

Headlining this year’s festival is Colin James, who debuted his self-titled album in 1988 with his two hits “Voodoo Thing” and “Five Long Years,” which was the fastest-selling album in Canadian history. James is a multiple JUNO Award winner and has performed for the Queen as well as performing to sell out shows across the country.

Also headlining is Frazey Ford, knows as the founding member of the alt-folk band The Be Good Tanyas, and Cyril Neville and the Royal Southern Brotherhood, who’s known for his amazing vocals and percussion skills.

Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival 2016 lineup

  • Colin James
  • Frazey Ford
  • Cyril Neville and the Royal Southern Brotherhood
  • Como Mamas
  • Lindi Ortega
  • Cecile Doo-Kingue
  • Shred Kelly
  • Michael Bernard Fitzgerald
  • Dawn Pemberton
  • Ben Rogers
  • Billy Dixon
  • Wes Mackie
Image: Tim Matheson

Image: Tim Matheson

Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival 2016

When: Saturday, August 6

Where: Deer Lake Park, Burnaby

Time: Gates at noon / Show at 1 p.m.

Tickets: General admission lawn seating go on sale Friday, April 22 at noon – early bird starts at $50

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