Blueprint and Live Nation announce CONTACT Winter Music Festival lineup

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      Blueprint and Live Nation Canada have announced that the CONTACT Winter Music Festival, Western Canada’s largest indoor electronic music event, will take place Dec. 26-27 at BC Place Stadium.

      Headliners include legendary U.K. production group Above & Beyond and Dutch progressive-house artist Hardwell. The festival will also feature performances from former Swedish House Mafia member Steve Angello, Grammy-nominated hitmaker DJ Snake, and future house sensation Oliver Heldens, among others.

      “We are so passionate about producing this event every year due to the fact that CONTACT has grown into an international festival," said Blueprint founder Alvaro Prol in a press release, "one that recognizes both Canada and Vancouver. BC Place is really one of the most exciting properties to produce an event at.”

      “Last year’s sold out event featured a major leap forward in show production," added Live Nation Canada's Erik Hoffman. "We’ve challenged ourselves again this year to bring an event to the people that is fresh, exciting, and completely different from other festival experiences.”

      The full lineup is: Above & Beyond, Hardwell, Steve Angello, DJ Snake, Andrew Rayel, Oliver Heldens, Klingande, Tchami, 3LAU, Bakermat. Jauz, Mercer, Jai Wolf, Vanic, Wiwek, Snails, Slander, and Nghtmre.

      Two-day passes go on sale to the general public on Sept. 23 at 11:00 am. Single day passes will be on sale at a later date to be announced.

      Further information on CONTACT can be found at