Westward Music Festival announces a new wave of artists that includes Bishop Briggs and Clairmont the Second

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      If YouTube views are indeed the modern measuring stick of an artist’s worth, Vancouver’s Westward Music Festival has just scored big-time.

      The fledgling fest has just announced its second wave of artists, one of the marquee draws being Los Angeles-based Bishop Briggs. Fresh off a recent appearance at Coachella, the fast-rising 24-year-old racked up a massive hit last summer with “River”, a synth-soul banger that’s garnered over 10 million views on YouTube.

      On the next-big-thing front, get ready for Toronto MC Clairmont the Second, whose “44 Me” has the country wondering why we're still listening to Drake.

      Other artists who’ve signed on for Westward, which runs at various venues around Vancouver from September 14-17, include highly-touted Toronto metal-rap contender Grandson, L.A. synthpop unit Courtship, as well as local heroes like Gang Signs and Art D’Eco. Second-wave artists accounced today also include Joan, Alayna, Brass, Windmills, and Pretty Filthy Hearts.

      They above will be joining a Westward Music Festival lineup that includes Vince Staples, A Tribe Called Red, Dear Rouge, Charlotte Day Wilson, Hannah Georgas, and more.

      Put on by MRG Concerts, the fest takes places at venues that include the Vogue, Biltmore, Fox Cabaret, Imperial, and Red Truck Brewery outdoor stage.
      Festival passes and individual tickets are available now via Ticketfly. For a full list of artists, go here.