Laketown Shakedown just announced an absolutely bonkers lineup

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      If you weren’t already excited about BC’s summer music festivals, you will be now. 

      Laketown Shakedown just released a behemoth of a lineup for its 2023 edition, with headliners including Shaggy, Third Eye Blind, and Portugal. the Man for the three-day festival. 

      Other acts include Bif Naked, Classified, Aqua, the Boom Booms, Vinyl Ritchie, Missy D, and K’naan to name just a few. 

      Event organizers made the announcement on Thursday morning, just one day before tickets are set to go on sale to the general public. 

      Here’s the full lineup (so far): 


      • Third Eye Blind
      • Reignwolf
      • Bif Naked
      • Sonreal
      • Blonde Diamond
      • Wet Future
      • Vinyl Ritchie
      • Nokturnal Funk
      • Primitive


      • Portugal. the Man
      • Everlast Presents: Whitey Ford’s House of Pain
      • K’naan
      • Rêve
      • Busty and the Bass
      • Nicky Genesis
      • The Gaff
      • Pastel Blank
      • DJ All Good
      • Jennay Badger
      • Blasé Blasé
      • Lost Octave
      • Xavier Frances
      • Quw'utsun T’zinquaw dancers


      • Shaggy
      • Aqua
      • Classified
      • DJ Shub
      • The Boom Booms
      • Missy D
      • Father Funk
      • Sivz
      • The New Groovement
      • Righteous Rainbows of Togetherness
      • GI Blunt
      • Base Collective
      • Shale

      The festival takes place from June 30 to July 2 for Canada Day long weekend at a 275-acre ranch in Cowichan Lake. Laketown Shakedown has been running since 2018 (with an understandable break during the pandemic), but it’s looking like 2023 is set to be its biggest year yet. 

      Festival and camping tickets will go on sale starting this Friday, March 17 at 9am at the Laketown Shakedown website.