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CHROMEO TO PLAY FREE DJ SET AT THE FIDO OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES AT THE 2016 WORLD SKI & SNOWBOARD FESTIVAL IN WHISTLER, BC

CHROMEO TO PLAY FREE DJ SET AT THE FIDO OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES AT THE 2016 WORLD SKI & SNOWBOARD FESTIVAL IN WHISTLER, BC

Tim Hicks, MONSTER TRUCK, A Tribe Called Red, BADBADNOTGOOD, Bear Mountain, Modern Space, Five Alarm Funk and SkiiTour Also Added To 2016 Fido Music Lineup

WHISTLER, BC – The World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) is very excited to announce the lineup for the Fido Outdoor Concert Series in Whistler this April. Canadian funk lords Chromeo will play a free DJ Set at the base of Whistler Mountain as part of the Fido Outdoor Concert Series onSaturday, April 16.

The electro-funk duo hailing from Montreal continually keep it fresh and real with electro-funk, melodic honey, and smart lyrics about the foibles of contemporary love.  Attendees of Chromeo DJ Set at WSSF will be dancing and grooving to their retro breakdowns and funky beats.

“We are so stoked to have Chromeo at WSSF this year,” says Sue Eckersley, Executive Director of the World Ski & Snowboard Festival. “The entertainment value of their performance combined with their overall vibe is the perfect addition to the heavy-hitting music lineup and will bring some incredible energy to the second weekend of the Festival.”

Country music fans will be happy to hear that one of Canada’s most dynamic Country stars, Tim Hicks, will close out the Fido Outdoor Concert Series with a free show on Sunday, April 17, followed by a late night performance for the Kokanee Freeride Throwdown at Buffalo Bills.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be the title music sponsor at this year’s World Ski & Snowboard Festival,” says Florent Bayle-Labouré, VP Fido Brand. “Through our partnership with Spotify, we’re thrilled to be connecting our customers and WSSF attendees to popular Canadian artists like Chromeo DJ Set and Tim Hicks via the Fido Main Stage. Between the Fido Outdoor Concert Series and the Fido Doghouse at the Longhorn Saloon, there will be plenty of action for festival-goers at WSSF 2016.”

A Tribe Called Red will get things started this year at WSSF with a free kick off show on the Fido Main Stage at the base of Whistler Mountain on Friday, April 8, followed by a Kokanee Freeride Club Series Performance at Garfinkel’s. Fans and festival-goers alike will get into the groove of WSSF with A Tribe Called Red’s truly unique sound that is impacting the global electronic scene and urban club culture.

Additional performances on the Fido Main Stage at the base of Whistler Mountain include, JUNO award-winning Rock n’ Roll band, MONSTER TRUCK, will be tearing it up on Saturday, April 9.

Jazz virtuosity meets hip hop source material with BADBADNOTGOOD, who has been recently nominated for a JUNO Award. BADBADNOTGOOD will play on Sunday, April 10.

Vancouver’s Bear Mountain will light up the stage on Wednesday, April 13, followed by a Kokanee Freeride Club Series performance at the Garibaldi Lift Company (GLC).

Modern Space will play on Thursday, April 14, followed by a Kokanee Freeride Club Series performance at the Longhorn.

Whistler DJ duo SkiiTour will play on Friday, April 15, in addition to a Kokanee Freeride Club Series performance at Moe Joe’s on Tuesday, April 8.

Vancouver’s Five Alarm Funk will play a feet stomping, dance floor rocking show on Saturday, April 16.

Before tearin’ it up in Whistler on the Fido Main Stage in Skiers Plaza, Fido will also be kicking things off with a two concert series featuring local Whistler DJ duo, SkiiTour on March 31st in Calgary at Commonwealth Bar & Stage and April 1st in Vancouver at Fortune Sound Club. Visit the WSSF.com for more details.

WSSF is both honoured and excited to partner with Fido to deliver 10 days of electrifying shows at the largest annual free outdoor concert series in Canada. Some times for the Fido Outdoor Concert Series shows and the Kokanee Freeride Club Series performances are still being finalized, along with the rest of the music lineup. Details will be posted to WSSF.com as they become available. For more information visithttp://wssf.com/Free-Outdoor-Concert-Series and http://wssf.com/Freeride-Club-Series.

Fido partnered with Spotify to deliver a fresh approach to creating the music lineup this year. Spotify identified the most searched and listened to Canadian artists from the Sea-to-Sky Corridor, Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, and surrounding areas to bring to life the ultimate shredding playlist on the Fido Main Stage during the 10 high-octane days of WSSF.

In the lead up to the 2016 World Ski & Snowboard Festival, Fido will be launching epic contests, including Shred the Fest, where one lucky Fido customer and three friends can win an ultimate VIP weekend at WSSF. More information on Shred the Fest and other Fido at WSSF contests available at www.fido.ca  and on theFido Instagram page.

Tickets to the evening gala events are now available for purchase at www.wssf.com.

To connect with the World Ski & Snowboard Festival online, Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter andInstagram, or download the mobile app called WSSF Live which is available for FREE in the App Store and Google Play Store for Apple and Android phones.

The World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) is produced by Watermark Communications, a Whistler‐based event production & communications company, and presented in partnership with Tourism Whistler and Whistler Blackcomb. Having grown over 21 years into the largest annual celebration of snow sports and music in North America, WSSF is a 10 day and night showcase of some of the best of mountain culture, music, arts and snow sports. Featuring the largest annual free outdoor concert series in Canada, ski and snowboarding competitions, photography and film showcases, and spring skiing at Whistler Blackcomb, the World Ski & Snowboard Festival is the poster child for the ultimate ski and snowboard festival experience. In blazing the way for the youth of tomorrow, the World Ski & Snowboard Festival embodies the mantra: ‘Party in April. Sleep in May.’

 

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