Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival celebrates 20 years with Canadian fave Feist and hometown hero Dan Mangan

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      Feist, Lord Huron, and Dan Mangan have been announced as the headliners for this year's Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival. 

      On the undercard will be acts including the War and Treaty, William Prince, and Southern Avenue. This year's festival takes place Saturday (August 10) at Deer Lake Park. 

      After years of working collaboratively with Canadian indie mainstays Broken Social Scene, Feist broke internationally with the runaway hit "1234" in 2007. That was followed up with 2011's Polaris Prize-winninger Metals, and 2017's Pleasure. which placed on numerous best-of-the-year lists.

      The main musical vehicle of trained visual artist Ben Schneider, Lord Huron has released three albums, each as rich and detailed lyrically as they are sonically. In an interview for 2015's cinematic, badlands-country opus Strange Trails, he told the Straight, “From the outset, I’ve kind of envisioned the songs as an anthology of weird fiction. They are a series of tales from a world not unlike ours but somehow different, where all these weird things are happening. Over time, I found ways that the songs were connected and overlapped and were entangled. After that, a big part of it for us was creating a story that went beyond the songs."

      Last year saw Lord Huron release a beautifully languid third album, Vide Noir.

      After starting out in singer-songwriter territory, Mangan established himself as one of Vancouver's favourite and most musically versatile talents with his 2009 breakthrough Nice, Nice, Very Nice. Followups Oh Fortune, Club Meds, and the new More or Less have showcased Mangan as an artist as comfortable with beautifully vulnerable folk as he is with feedback-washed art-pop. 

      Tickets for the Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival, which is now in its 20th year, go on sale Friday (March  1) and range from $50 plus service charges for early bird single tickets to $200 plus service charges for a four-pack of tickets. Children under 12 are free with adult ticket purchases. 

      For a full breakdown, and to buy tickets, go here