Latin Summer Fest , Van Music, and Super Chido Productions are joining forces to launch this first edition of the One Love Westcoast Festival featuring Afro Latino and Reggae cultures and music. This three-day event will be hosted at Swangard Stadium [Burnaby] in the weekend and a red carpet VIP concert on Friday night at the Rickshaw iconic theater.
This Afro/Latin and Reggae International stage will house local and international acts bands such as Antidoping from Mexico. These reggae super stars are celebrating 25th years of resistance championing the social causes of Latin America. Also from Mexico City, we are happy to host La Kasquivana, an eight-piece ska band celebrating 10 years coming for the first time to Vancouver. Combining social justice with love songs, they are sure to get to dance with their rock infused urban ska. Both bands are stellar and popular in Mexico.
The Sentiments from Portland on Saturday 12th at the Swangard Stadium. The Sentiments are one of the fixtures of Portland, among their members are seasoned musicians that have played and till do in some of the best ska projects in their state. The Sentiments is a classic ska band with a powerful female vocal.
Friday is our VIP concert with Antidoping, The Sentiments, La Kasquivana and Ku J at the Rickshaw theatre. Doors at 7 PM Tickets 30 dollars.
Saturday we move to the Swangard Stadium for the all ages festival where our international guests will be welcomed by the enticing fusion local sounds of Los Duendes, Coco Jafro, Rumba 7, MNGWA, Les Rhumbes Machines, Impacto, Cada Uno among others. Food trucks, market place, information kiosks and DJs will cascade onto the venue to create the Coconut Village. Both days are all ages and only 20 dollars per day.
Full Access pass Early bird is on now on SALE at www.myshowpass.com/onelove
Full Access pass is just $50 – join us! This is our 17 years of Summer Festivals! Burnaby, B.C. Open both days from noon until 8 pm. Skytrain to Paterson Station, ample parking.
Antidoping is a Mexican reggae band formed in the summer of 1992 in Mexico City. They fuse roots reggae, ska and Caribbean rhythms with an urban flavour.
Antidoping has been an active member of the Razteca reggae movement in Mexico, sharing the stage with many different artists, including Israel Vibrations, Alpha Blondy the Skatalies and many other important reggae and ska bands.
They have toured Europe twice.
Antidoping have 4 CDs, and in November 2007 they commemorated 15 years of their music with a concert, and also a DVD that was released in March 2008. This band was formed in 1992, by Pedro and Manuel Apodaca, they started their career in the town of Coyoacán.