Performers pinned for Party for the Planet
Lights and Hey Ocean have been announced as the headlining musical acts at Surrey’s Earth Day festivities next month.
Party for the Planet – billed as B.C.’s largest Earth Day – is planned for April 27 at Central City Plaza. The free one-day event starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 9 p.m., featuring a line-up of performers throughout the day.
Juno award-winning electro-rock-pop artist Lights first hit the music scene in 2008. Her self-titled debut album earned her a Juno for Best New Artist and she followed that up with a gold-selling album “The Listening.” After that, Lights was ready to open herself up to collaborations on her unexpectedly experimental album Siberia.
Hey Ocean is a Juno nominee this year for Breakthrough Band of the Year. With songs such as Big Blue Wave and Too Soon, their blended musical styles have resulted in a unique pop sound that sets them apart.
Prior to taking the Surrey stage, Lights and Hey Ocean will be hosting an autograph session at 3 p.m. near Future Shop inside Central City Mall.
Other performers will include Vancouver pop-punk band Fighting for Ithaca, country-rock group The Matinée and folk/reggae/blues artist Shane Philip, as well as a selection of children’s performers and non-singing acts such as jugglers who will take to the stage earlier in the day.
“Party for the Planet is a great community celebration which allows us to highlight some of the innovative environmental initiatives underway in Surrey, as well as enjoy some family-fun entertainment,” said Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts.
More about Surrey’s Party for the Planet can be found at http://www.surrey.ca/partyfortheplanet/