David Michaud, president of Key Corp Sport & Entertainment and producers Mitch Kerefoot and Kurt Jory are bringing Crown of Sound, Langford’s first music festival, to Westhills Stadium on June 13. The lineup includes Bishop Briggs, Carmanah, Jesse Roper and Allan Rayman. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

David Michaud, president of Key Corp Sport & Entertainment and producers Mitch Kerefoot and Kurt Jory are bringing Crown of Sound, Langford’s first music festival, to Westhills Stadium on June 13. The lineup includes Bishop Briggs, Carmanah, Jesse Roper and Allan Rayman. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

‘Crown of Sound’ music festival coming to Westhills Stadium

Featured lineup artists have played Coachella, Lolapalooza, Rifflandia and more

A one-of-a-kind music festival is coming to the West Shore to kick off the summer for the first time in June.

‘Crown of Sound’ is an all-ages multi-genre event that will feature star-studded acts at the Westhills Stadium in Langford for a jam-packed day of music on June 13.

“Most organizers have a problem with getting great acts here because artists always go to Vancouver,” said David Michaud, president of Key Corp Sports and Entertainment. “Westhills Stadium is a world-class facility and we’re excited to bring this event to Langford with such a great lineup.”

The star-studded lineup includes British star Bishop Briggs, Allan Rayman, Victoria’s own Carmanah and Metchosin-born Jesse Roper. More local artists are expected to be announced. The concert is being organized by Keycorp Sports & Entertainment.

READ MORE: PHOTOS: Inside the opening of the expanded Westhills Stadium

Bishop Briggs is known for her breakthrough single “River”, which garnered 1.5 billion cumulative streams. She’s toured Europe and played iconic music festivals such as Lollapalooza. She will perform at Coachella and Red Rocks Ampitheatre.

Allan Rayman was the Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2018 Junos. The Toronto-based musician is known for his raspy voice that blurs music genres. He’s currently on a North American tour while promoting his latest album, which was released on March 13.

Carmanah is known for their first commercial album ‘Speak to Rhythms’, which saw two songs cling to top position on CBC’s Top 20 chart in 2018. They’ve opened for international acts like Ziggy Marley, K.D. Lang, Shakey Graves, Moby and Clinton Fearon.

Jesse Roper takes his guitar wherever he goes, from Rifflandia to Sunfest, among other festivals. The Metchosin-born singer-songwriter is best known for his explosive live performances while experimenting with blues, rock and funk.

ALSO READ: Langford sets sights on cultural development

With growing COVID-19 fears, Crown of Sound organizers say they will be taking extra precautions for health and safety.

“Life still has to carry on,” said Michaud. “We don’t want to be naive but we’re confident that we can still have a fantastic day. There’s something here for everyone.”

Gates will open to the public at 2 p.m. with food trucks, local breweries, and multiple crowd games on site, including cornhole, jumbo jenga, bocce, and spikeball.

“We are always looking for ways to support arts and culture in Langford, to enhance the vibrancy of our community, and to allow people to connect over a common interest,” said Langford Mayor Stew Young in a statement.

Tickets range between $39 to $69 with the first 500 people getting the lowest price of $39 while quantities last. Tickets are available at crownofsound.ca.

aaron.guillen@goldstreamgazette.com



editor@mondaymag.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

LangfordLive musicWesthills Stadium

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Everett Bumstead (centre) and his crew share a picture from a tree planting location in Sayward on Vancouver Island from when they were filming for ‘One Million Trees’ last year. Photo courtesy Everett Bumstead.
The tree planting life on Vancouver Island features in new documentary

Everett Bumstead brings forth the technicalities, psychology and politics of the tree planting industry in his movie

Scaredy Cats television series has turned Empress Avenue in Fernwood into a Halloween themed neighbourhood. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
PHOTOS: Trick or treat! Halloween comes to Fernwood in January

New television series Scaredy Cats filming in Victoria

Cindy Foggit plays the lead role of Eliza in Passion and Performance’s film production Eliza: An Adaption of a Christmas Carol. (Courtesy of Rachel Paish)
Victoria adult dance studio releases modern adaption of A Christmas Carol

Instead of usual stage performance, dance studio turns to film

James Summer, the City of Victoria’s new youth poet laureate. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
Slam poetry expert introduced as Victoria’s new youth poet laureate

Vic High alum James Summer will serve in the role for 2021

There are many options for enjoying a meal out locally during Dine Around and Stay in Town, on now through Feb. 7. (10 Acres Commons)
Dine Around Stay in Town Victoria carries added importance during pandemic

Special menu items for eat in or takeout/delivery, staycation deals available through Feb. 7

Peter Crema and Harmony Gray (from left), past participants of the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s Code Switching teen art group, at work in ArtLab in 2019. The NAG will be expanding the space thanks to a $75,000 arts infrastructure program grant. (Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre receive new arts infrastructure funding

Province announces recipients of funding through B.C. Arts Council program

Ty Wesley, Nicole Darlington and Cameron Macaulay (from left) performed in the Beholder Entertainment production <em>Gender Sucks!</em> in the 2020 Nanaimo Fringe Festival. (Video still courtesy Sam Wharram)
Nanaimo Fringe Festival artist lottery open to local and B.C. playwrights

Organizers hope to stage plays in-person at indoor and outdoor venues this summer

Canadian singer-songwriter-actor Joëlle Rabu will join her son, Nico Rhoades, for a livestream performance courtesy the Tidemark Theatre Jan. 29. Photo submitted
Mother/son powerhouses Joelle Rabu and Nico Rhodes join forces for Island livestream

Campbell River’s Tidemark Theatre hosts online music revue

Dr. John Hooper is the new conductor of Island Voices. Photo supplied
Island Voices welcomes new conductor

Dr. John Hooper to lead mid-Island based choir

Jorie Benjamin does a modern dance performance to ‘La Vie en rose’ by Édith Piaf, Louis Gugliemi and Marguerite Monnot, choreographed by Elise Sampson during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan Music Festival cancelled for 2021

The festival had already been limited to solo performances only for 2021

<em>Chinook Salmon: Breaking Through</em> by B.C.’s Mark Hobson was selected among 13 entries as the winner of the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s Salmon Stamp Competition.
Stained-glass lighting casts a win to B.C. salmon artist

Painting of chinook is Mark Hobson’s third win in annual contest

Most Read