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#101 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 11:46 AM

2016 Rifflandia line-up

 

I have no idea who any of these bands are. Am I getting old? Good news is there doesn't appear to be any lame hip hop. Last year's line-up included some goofs who swore up a storm. Granted they got the kids bobbing their heads but I couldn't decipher any word other than fu... ...over and over. Lame-o.

 

- Michael Franti

- Wolf Parade

- Band of Skulls

- X Ambassadors

- Shane Koyczan

- Coleman Hell

- Jesse Roper

- Goldfish

- Tennyson

- We Are the City

- Entangandos

- Michael Bernard Fitzgerald

 

Band of Skulls and Roper are the only ones I've heard of.  But I could not name any of their songs, or recognize them on radio.


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#102 Dietrich

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 12:19 PM

Band of Skulls and Roper are the only ones I've heard of.  But I could not name any of their songs, or recognize them on radio.

 

This seems to be the trend I'm hearing from the people I've been asking. It used to be a great mix of old/new/up and coming  artists but the line up hasn't been as good the past couple years. This could be the first year I pass up



#103 Mike K.

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 01:59 PM

Seems like the sizzle is all but gone from local music festivals. I'm sure they'll still be lots of fun, but there's nothing special going on.

I'm still bitter that Chromeo ditched Victoria at last year's Rifflandia.

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#104 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 02:02 PM

I'm actually really liking the Rock the Shores line-up, 7 bands there that I like.

 

City and Colour, Metric (I've met the band twice, they are one of my top-10), Arkells, Current Swell, July Talk, Dear Rouge and Kytami.


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#105 Mike K.

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 07:00 AM

The remainder of the line-up has been announced.

 

Jurassic 5 * Michael Franti & Spearhead
Wolf Parade * X Ambassadors
De La Soul * Charles Bradley * Band of Skulls
Lee Scratch Perry * Coleman Hell * Shane Koyczan
Prozzak * Operators * Jesse Roper * Goldfish
Royal Wood * Fruit Bats * John River * The Elwins
Tennyson * We Are The City * Michael Bernard Fitzgerald * The Choir
* Wooden Horesemen * The Prettys * DJ KWE * The Katherines
Eshe Nkiru * Czech Royalty * Entangados
And over 100 more!


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#106 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 07:15 AM

The remainder of the line-up has been announced.

 

Jurassic 5 * Michael Franti & Spearhead
Wolf Parade * X Ambassadors
De La Soul * Charles Bradley * Band of Skulls
Lee Scratch Perry * Coleman Hell * Shane Koyczan
Prozzak * Operators * Jesse Roper * Goldfish
Royal Wood * Fruit Bats * John River * The Elwins
Tennyson * We Are The City * Michael Bernard Fitzgerald * The Choir
* Wooden Horesemen * The Prettys * DJ KWE * The Katherines
Eshe Nkiru * Czech Royalty * Entangados
And over 100 more!

 

Oh boy.... not recognizing these.


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#107 Mike K.

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 07:19 AM

Jurassic 5 and De La Soul is all I know. Both are 90's rap groups. They've played Victoria quite a number of times.

Is it just me or is the festival having a hard time attracting major headliners? Last year's biggest act (at least in my opinion), Chromeo, backed out last minute.

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#108 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 07:26 AM

Last year...

 

Rifflandia2015-Lineup2ndWave.jpg


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#109 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 07:31 AM

This year:

 

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 07:34 AM

What?  I won't have to listen to Joey Bada$$ again?  Oh.. :( 

 

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#111 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 07:34 AM

Very good news. The guys at Atomique Productions are bringing a smokin' music fest to downtown, August 29-31. The website at www.rifflandia.com doesn't give much away yet, but their Facebook page says there'll be "over 50 musical acts in eight different venues," including Black Mountain, DJ Z-Trip, Man Man, The Walkmen, Final Fantasy, Blitzen Trapper, and Guns N Bombs.

These names may not mean much to some readers, but they're big in the Pitchfork/Ditch Records/indie music scene, and most of them will also be playing Bumbershoot in Seattle on the Labour Day weekend. This event will get a lot of kids from up the Island and over from Vancouver. :cool:

 

Ah, 2008.


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#112 Matt R.

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 08:21 AM

Looks like not much has really changed in terms of lineup.

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#113 weirdie

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 10:56 AM

As part of their target demographic, to me this is the least appealing lineup so far. I also don't know anyone who is planning on attending Snoozefest 2016 this year.

#114 thundergun

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 12:37 PM

Agreed. First year in a long time I'm thinking of skipping.



#115 Mr_E_Squirrel

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 10:37 PM

Heard there is supposed to be one more announcement ..

 

X Ambassadors you had to have heard on the Zone or as a TV commercial 

 

Most people were more excited for Prozzak .... Go figure :(  Would almost be better off with a 90's band fest in Vic.



#116 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 06:18 AM

Prozak were pretty huge back in the day.
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#117 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 06:18 AM

Ya that X Ambassadors song very catchy.

Yes they licensed it to Jeep (Renegade model).
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#118 Ben

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 03:13 PM

Anyone heard anything about a lineup release for this year's Rifflandia?

 

By this time last year they had released their initial lineup as well as a second wave. 



#119 Mike K.

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 03:35 PM

Nope, nada.

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 09:31 AM

By this time last year they had released their initial lineup as well as a second wave. 

 

Pemberton announced their 2016 lineup in early April, this year they announced it April 28th. And that festival is in July, so much less time between that announced acts and the performances! Rifflandia isn't until September, so they've got plenty of time.



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