The Big Day Up – Ticket Giveaway

UPDATED: Congratulations to Jillian Mayne! Jillian is the winner of two tickets to The Big Day Up.

With only ten days to go until The Big Day Up, Mount Washington Alpine Resort is gearing up for the biggest party their slopes have ever seen. Saturday, July 17 is bound to be a toasty day under the sun, jam-packed with unbelievable musical talent from across Canada and even one epic band from Down Under.

This inaugural outdoor fiesta of sound is brought to you by Cumberland Village Works, the same brilliant group of people responsible for The Big Time Out and a whole slew of incredible musicians and artists that have passed through the Comox Valley in recent years.

Headlining this show is none other than The Cat Empire, a sensational tour de force from Australia that have amassed an admirable following. Having treated audiences around the globe to their infectious grooves, this multi-member outfit shows no signs of slowing down, driven by a ferocity rarely seen in today’s talent. While it’s next to impossible to definitively describe The Cat Empire’s musical stylings in a word or two, those at The Big Day Up can expect everything from funk, ska, reggae and even a bit of vaudeville.

Also sharing the stage at The Big Day Up are Daniel Wesley, Nine Mile, Sweatshop Union and Aaron Nazrul and the Boom Booms. Multi-Coloured Mischeif, The Naked DJs and Nova Firespun Performing Arts will be on hand to keep the party pumping well into the wee hours, followed by an after party in Mount Washington’s legendary lodge.

Tickets are available for just $62.50 (+ HST) and can be purchased online and at the following locations:

    Comox Valley – Bop City Records, Tarbell, Sound Advice, The Waverley
    Campbell River – The Music Plant
    Nanaimo – Lucid
    Tofino – Common Loaf
    Port Alberni – Sound Advice
    Victoria – Lyle’s Place
    Vancouver – Highlife Music

Mount Washington is offering up both camping and RV sites (for this event only) and luxe accommodation in slopeside condos for those wishing to make a night of it. For more information on the event, including how to get there, check out The Big Day Up’s official website.

Ticket Giveaway: The fine folks at Cumberland Village Works are offering up a pair of tickets to The Big Day Up to one lucky reader and winning couldn’t be easier! Simply leave a comment below telling me which artist on the bill you’d be most excited to see or Tweet the following:

    I want to party at The Big Day Up thanks to @thevillageworks and @keiraanne! http://bit.ly/daASL6 #TBDU2010

A comment and a Tweet will count for two entries. The contest closes at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14, at which time I’ll draw one winner at random to receive the two tickets. The winner must be able to attend the event at Mount Washington in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Tickets hold no cash value and are non-transferable. Tickets are valid only for admission and do not include transportation, accommodation, travel expenses, food or beverages.

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17 Comments on “The Big Day Up – Ticket Giveaway

  1. Robyn wants to see Cat Empire (as do I) though it’s a bit far to get to and expensive! Think it was Cat Empire, Robyn got to meet when she was living in Aussieland and working at one of their concerts.

    Daniel Wesley is awesome too, saw him at the Commodore last year

  2. this looks AWS?OMERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR I Really hope i win!!!!!!! kick ass website to by the way!!!

  3. I would love to catch The Cat Empire. I love their sound and to hear them on Mount Washington would be so awesome. I think the Vancouver Island marmots who live on the mountain would enjoy them as well! I live in Errington and while our old Memorial Hall gets some great bands there’s never been a line up like The Big Day Up. I so want to go!

  4. Well, I would be pretty stoked to see Daniel Wesley.. love the raggae sounds!
    If I won I would bring up Glen and Hudson, of course!!
    Lots of yummy food and good music, sounds like a perfect time “up”!

  5. I would be super stoked to go see sweatshop as well as cat empire!

  6. Keira, love your blog. I’ve got a brother-in-law from Aussie-land. Would love to bring him up to see Cat Empire! They’re music is very cool. Keep up the good work!

  7. I would love to see The Cat Empire…!!! 😀

  8. I LOVE DANIEL WESLEY.. to actually see him perform would be freakin awesome i wanna go to this so baadddd but cant afford too if i won tickets that would be wicked!!!

  9. This such a great line-up of extrodinary artists, how could you not have them all as number 1! So stoked! Great vibes and good times, hoefully will see you there 😀 cheers!

  10. I want to see them all! I won’t pick one, I won’t!

  11. I would love to see Daniel Wesley!! Love his sound….

  12. Would be purrr-fect to catch the Cat Empire, in fact, the cat’s meow.
    Pick me! Pick me!

  13. Wanting to see Daniel Westly! I had the honour of seeing him open for the Trews at the Tidemark Theatre in Campbell River and took in his performance at the Waverly in Cumberland. Always a good show! looking forward to the next! Stephanie

  14. Can’t wait to see The Cat Empire! They came to Victoria in the Fall and I happened to be away that weekend. Love their music!