New Squamish Constellation Festival launches with a lineup that includes Bahamas, Serena Ryder, and Dear Rouge

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      Live-music fans will once again have a good reason to head up the Sea-to-Sky highway this summer with the announcement of the new Squamish Constellation Festival. 

      Conceived by a group that includes Vancouver music scene veteran Tamara Stanners (noted for her work and support of local talent at the Peak), the first edition of the festival will feature headliners Bahamas, Serena Ryder, and A Tribe Called Red.

      Running July 26-28, the festival will also have a strong local component with the inclusion of acts like alterna-pop darlings Dear Rouge, breakout stars Peach Pit, world-music alchemists the Boom Booms, and glam-rock rebel Art D'Ecco. 

      Others on the bill include Half Moon Run, Foxwarren, Fast Romantic, and Cosmo Sheldrake. Organizers promise the announcement of more headliners in the coming weeks. 

      Squamish Constellation Festival, which will take place at Hendrickson Field, marks a music-festival return to the Sea-to-Sky corridor. Both the Squamish Valley Music Festival (last held in 2015) and Pemberton Music Festival (which folded in 2017) were destination-events until their respective cancellations. 

      Included in Constellation will be art installations, food trucks, and local craft beverage and beer vendors. 

      Early bird general admission weekend passes ($165 plus service charges and fees) will be made available Wednesday and Thursday (March 6-7); check Constellation Music Festival's social media pages for presale codes  

      General admission full-weekend passes go on sale Friday (March 8) at 10 a.m. at Prices range from $199 to $425 for VIP, plus service charges.