The Big Time Out

Festival goes ahead regardless of losing the venue two weeks before the gates were to open.

  • Aug. 10, 2011 11:00 a.m.

Australian guitarist Kim Churchill is bringing his dreamy looks and sounds to the Big Time Out.

After being denied a permit by the Village of Cumberland and the RCMP, organizers had to find a new home for The Big Time Out music festival, just two weeks before the gates were to open. But that didn’t stop Cumberland Village Works, the festival organizers started a letter writing campaign only to have their motion to renew their permit denied.

But they’ve found a new home and The Big Time Out will go ahead, just outside the village at Ash Berry Farm in Royston, August 12 and 13. Because the new venue has a smaller capacity, ticket sales have officially ended at thebigtimeout.com, but tickets are available through private sale on the event’s facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=138413129558767).

The weekend’s line up includes Juno-Award winning reggae-pop group, Bedouin Soundclash, Oakland based Beats Antique, live looper and beat boxer, Dub FX, Australian guitarist Kim Churchill, Victoria based surf-rock Current Swell, Kuba Oms and the Velvet Revolution and many more. The full line up is at thebigtimeout.com. M

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