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Back-to-back weekends of Rifflandia in Victoria start Thursday

Rifflandia is now two weekends long, showcasing big names like Iggy Pop, Paris Hilton, Salt-N-Pepa, Diplo
Rifflandia will be at Electric Avenue Sept. 7-9 and The Park Sept. 15-17. (Mackenzie Lawrence)

More than 80 artists will hit Rifflandia stages this year, and for the first time, audiences can stretch their Rifflandia experience over two back-to-back weekends at two unique locations.

“This year is a really special Rifflandia experience,” Jared Holland, organizer, said. “Instead of just one weekend like we’ve done in the past, we’ve spread the event over two weekends, two locations and have over 80 artists in our lineup, making this the biggest Rifflandia event to date!”

With roots reaching back to 2008, Rifflandia has remained one of the most popular and longest-running music festivals in Western Canada, showcasing local, up-and-coming performers alongside many of today’s most popular national and international artists.

Welcoming more than 60,000 music lovers to Victoria every year, Rifflandia has continued to evolve and this year boasts one of the most exciting lineups to date, including Iggy Pop, Paris Hilton, Salt-N-Pepa, Diplo and many more.

To get the most out of the experience, the Super Pass gives festival-goers access to both weekends and all performances. Individual weekend passes or day-specific passes are also available.

Half of the festival will take place at Electric Avenue from Sept. 7-9 and the other half will take place at The Park, Sept. 15-17. Electric Avenue is licensed and is 19+, and The Park is licensed and welcomes all-ages.

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