This Easter long weekend, Seasons Festival celebrates it’s fifth anniversary – growing exponentially and spreading throughout many different genres of music throughout the years. The entire festival now spans to 19 events, featuring 37 artists in 7 venues throughout Vancouver. This year, BlueprintLIVE has worked hard in bringing the best in alternative music all across our venues with Bear Mountain, P Reign, Yelle, Hayden James and Bonobo. From an early show at Celebrities to Vancouver’s newest nightlife experience—M.I.A.—BlueprintLIVE is proud to present you with an extraordinary roster of artists:
// Bear Mountain with Sabota and Chersea / April 4th / Celebrities //
Certain music makes you feel younger. It’s something more than nostalgia; a joyous enthusiasm that gives you the sensation of being young. Bear Mountain gives you these feelings with their heart-pumping, smile-widening freedom – parsing the elements of dozens of genres together into a vast of soulful indie electronic music. They take the stage at Celebrities with Hybridity’s Sabota and indie pop artists Chersea.
// P Reign with DKay, Ghost and Juvi Dizzle / April 4th / Fortune Sound Club //
Having overcome intense diversity and unthinkable family tribulations, including gun violence and incarceration, P Reign stands proud as a testament to the Canadian rap game. With his latest release, Dear America, written towards his struggle with being trapped in Canada, P Reign prevails as a break out OVO affiliate supported by the likes of Drake, PARTYNEXTDOOR and ASAP Rocky. Catch him alongside local talents DKay, Ghost and Juvi Dizzle on April 4th.
// Yelle with Hibou / April 5th / Fortune Sound Club //
French pop sensation Yelle come from very humble beginnings. Starting with their hilarious satirical response the stereotypical misogynist lyrics forwarded by French rap bands in Je Veus Te Voir, Yelle has created an outlook of the fun-loving, anything goes left-field pop attitude. They bring their eclectic sound to the stage with Seattle electro pop band Hibou.
// Hayden James with Prince Sho, Vinnie The Squid and Christa Belle / April 5th / MIA //
We give you the Permission to Love with Hayden James, Sydney-based producer that has perfected a delectable mash up of house and disco grooves. He retains a human essences with warm and sensual production within all of his music, speaking volumes to the future he has in the electronic world. With Pete Tong labeling James’ as one to watch for 2015, this Australian talent has shown his bravado in the electronic world. Don’t miss your chance to see him in Vancouver’s newest venue M.I.A. alongside locals Prince Sho, Vinnie The Squid and Christa Belle.
// Bonobo with Dubconscious / April 5th / VENUE //
For over fifteen years downtempo pioneer Bonobo has been innovating the dance music scene and reimagining what it means to become immersed by a truly live set. His music hones to special kind of electronic, where the track begins as densely layered, moody affairs, caught up in themselves and the past. It’s only in the final minute of so that the underlying instrumentals are allowed to sing, and when they do the track finally feels alive in the present moment. Prepare your ears as Bonobo takes you under his trance in an exclusive DJ set and all-around ethereal experience that is largely vacant in Vancouver’s music scene. Don’t miss this unique musical reality as he takes the stage at VENUE alongside local hero Dubconscious.
The curation of #SEASONS2015 brings together an unique blend of talented artists and musical experiences that BlueprintLIVE cares deeply about. From live dance music, to rap, and back to pop, all musical palettes will be tasted over the long weekend. Grab your tickets while you still can at SEASONSFESTIVAL.COM and BPLIVE.CA.
By Vanessa Krystin Wong
|May 20||Russ (All Ages)||Pacific Coliseum|
|May 22||Joyner Lucas||Fortune|
|May 22||Sofi Tukker||Commodore|
|May 31||Lightning Dust (Victoria)||Lucky Bar|
|Jun 1||Lil Gnar & Germ (All Ages)||Fortune|
|Jun 2||King Tuff||Fortune|
|Jun 3||Smoke DZA & Bodega Bamz||Fortune|
|Jun 13||The Sword (Vancouver)||Venue|
|Jun 15||The Sword (Calgary)||Marquee|
|Jun 15||Upon A Burning Body & Volumes||Fortune|
|Jun 16||The Sword (Edmonton)||Union Hall|
|Jun 17||The Sword (Regina)||The Exchange|
|Jun 18||The Sword (Winnipeg)||Pyramid|
|Jun 21||Culture Ft. Kenyatta Hill||Venue|
|Jun 23||Freddie McGregor||Venue|
|Jun 23||Louis Futon (Live)||Fortune|
|Jun 28||Neon Indian (DJ Set)||Fortune|
|Jul 5||Slum Village||Fortune|
|Jul 6||FVDED In The Park 2018||Holland Park|
|Jul 7||Neurosis / Converge||Commodore|
|Jul 19||Great Grandpa & Dead Soft||Fortune|
|Jul 21||Melvins (Vancouver)||Venue|
|Jul 24||Melvins (Edmonton)||Union Hall|
|Jul 25||Melvins (Calgary)||Marquee|
|Jul 27||Melvins (Winnipeg)||Pyramid|
|Aug 7||Rex Orange County (All Ages)||Vogue Theatre|
|Aug 30||Let's Eat Grandma||Fortune|
|Sep 3||The Exploited||Fortune|
|Sep 13||Ella Mai||Venue|
|Sep 14||Ravyn Lenae||Venue|
|Sep 16||Fatima Al Qadiri||Fortune|
|Sep 27||The Midnight||Fortune|
|Oct 26||SG Lewis||Fortune|
|Nov 8||Gallant (All Ages)||Vogue Theatre|
|Nov 17||Young Fathers||Venue|