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Wide Mouth Mason, Yukon Blonde headline Port Alberni’s Five Acre Shaker

Music festival will take place at the Fall Fair Grounds on Aug. 9-10
Wide Mouth Mason will be one of the headliners at this year’s Five Acre Shaker in Port Alberni. (JUSTIN BROADBENT PHOTO)

Port Alberni’s Five Acre Shaker music festival has announced its lineup for 2024.

The festival will kick off on Friday, Aug. 9 at the Fall Fair Grounds with an exciting and eclectic night of indie rock, hip-hop and electro-pop, headlined by Vancouver’s synth-rock darlings Yukon Blonde. Other performances on Friday include the dreamy soundscapes of Blonde Diamond, up-and-coming indie stars Post-Modern Connection and Australian/Canadian multi-instrumentalist Luko.

On Saturday, Aug. 10, festival-goers will enjoy a full day of blues, rock, roots and modern country headlined by Saskatoon’s Wide Mouth Mason. They will be supported by the South Island’s Wet Future and Born Reckless. Those who come down to the Fall Fair Grounds early on Saturday can enjoy the eight-piece blues ensemble The Smokestacks and Vancouver psychedelic duo Moon Kitchen.

The event will continue with the late night stage (19+) headlined by pop-hop duo Liinks (Victoria, BC) who will bring an incredible collection of hip hop, R&B and vintage electronic sounds, as well as live beats from Grossbuster (Nate Cunnings), Tofino’s DJ Jess Rabbit and many more.

The Five Acre Shaker Festival is celebrating 11 years since the first event in 2014. The Shaker started out on a private piece of property in Beaver Creek, before moving to McLean Mill National Historic Site. In 2023, the Shaker moved to its current home at the Fall Fair Grounds. Co-founders Lance and Victoria Goddard said they wanted to move it to a “central” location for more residents to enjoy.

This year, similar to 2023, the main event will be open to all ages and will be at the Fall Fair Grounds.

“We are thrilled to once again grow this annual event within our community and keep it open and inclusive to all ages,” said the Goddards in a press release. “This year, we are excited to welcome even more artists to our lineup, expanding the tapestry of talent that enriches our event. We’ll be opening the gates earlier on Saturday to allow for the community to enjoy even more activities, food and a great place to spend their weekend.”

Tickets for the Five Acre Shaker can be found online at