Five Alarm Funk

Funk and folk for Surrey’s Earth Day celebration

Headlining acts announced for Party for the Planet April 25.




This year’s Party for the Planet just got a lot more funky.

Organizers of the all-day City of Surrey event unveiled the entertainment lineup Monday, with Five Alarm Funk announced as the headliner.

The band, which describes itself as a “horn powered, percussion-fuelled sonic and visual assault,” will brings its high-energy dance sound to the Surrey stage April 25, just a month-and-a-half before releasing its fifth studio album, Abandon Earth.

Also taking the spotlight at the Earth Day celebration will be Surrey’s own Good For Grapes. Fresh off their third cross-Canada tour promoting their latest single, Skipping Stone, the energetic folk group is still basking in the glow of winning the PEAK Performance Project (and $102,000) last fall.

The day features an array of speakers and entertainment on two stages, as well as roving performers and story times and child-friendly presentations at the City Centre Library.

There will be a birds of prey demonstration, farmer’s market, tree and native plant sale, rock climbing and the Salmon Parade.

The event goes from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m and is free.

Visit www.surrey.ca/partyfortheplanet for more information.