Canadian musician Daniel Wesley.

Canadian musician Daniel Wesley.

Nedfest adds well known name to line-up

Nedfest is set to return on Sept. 15, with a vengeance.

Nedfest is set to return on Sept. 15, with a vengeance.

The third annual celebration of life  is sure to be highly entertaining for the whole family. This year boasts never before seen talent and provides an opportunity to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society.

The Homestead, located at 9446 South Shore Road in Mesachie Lake, will be the venue. Jim Eddy’s field will be transformed into a sea of people, campers, vendors, food, and entertainers for the day with the intent of having as much fun as possible.

Last week, organizers received confirmation that one of the names headlining the show will be Daniel Wesley.

Wesley was born in 1981 in White Rock and raised in Brookswood, British Columbia. On July 26, 2011, he released, “Easy Livin’” his fifth studio album to date. The album includes current single, “Head Outta Water.”

The list of entertainers, along with Wesley, are as follows.

The Colts, Vinnie’s Last Ride, 99 Bucks, Hot Mamas Burlesque, CLEARCUT, and Weak Patrol.

“All of the acts are really excited to share the stage with such acclaimed artists,” said organizer, Doug Eddy.

Safe transportation between Nedfest and local campsites, homes, and hotels has been organized for the day of the event.

This year will see a variety of raffles and auctions with a wide range of items, all in the hope of raising money for the CCS.

However, fans can expect Daniel Wesley merchandise to be auctioned, or they can purchase the musician’s merchandise from his vendor’s booth.

Many goods, from T-shirts and drink cozies, to jewelry and face painting will all be available from vendors.

Tickets are available at Friesen’s Meats in Honeymoon Bay, Irly Bird in Lake Cowichan, Just Jakes in Duncan, and Jakes at the Lake in Lake Cowichan.

Ticket prices are no charge for guests 0-15-years, $20 for guests 16-18-years, and $40 for those 19 and over. Tickets include all shows and camping. Gates open at 12 p.m. for those wishing to set-up camp, and the live music will start at around 2 or 3 p.m.

Organizers would like to remind everyone that this is an all ages show with no liquor being served. However, they say BYOB is OK.

The event is insured and security will have a zero-tolerance policy on any and all disruptive or disrespectful behaviour. Out of respect for the property and its owner, the organizers ask that you leave your dogs at home.

Details on the event can be found at Nedfest Homestead on Facebook. Check back regularly as updates will be posted frequently.

Tickets appear to be moving quickly and with a limited number available, it is recommended that you purchase yours sooner rather than later.

“Come on out and support this worthwhile event as there is nothing in the area like it,” said Eddy. “Good music, good food, and most of all great people who are all supporting local talent and raising money for the CCS.”




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