Element Music Festival features collaborative performances in wilderness venue

Element Music Festival features collaborative performances in wilderness venue

The String Cheese Incident performed at Element Music Festival in 2017. This year the festival takes place from July 26-29 at Snug Lake Amphitheatre. (Bigfoot Exposures)

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Nestled in the highlands of the Okanagan-Similkameen on the northernmost tip of the Cascade Mountain Range, Snug Lake Ampitheatre is once again gearing up to host Element Music Festival.

The venue, just 40 km north of Princeton, boasts valleys, forests, untamed wilderness for as far as the eye can see, endless trails for hiking and mountain biking, a clear mountain lake to cool down in during the day and, most of all, amazing live music to fill your soul all night long.

Element is a music festival, taking place from July 26 – 29, is in the vein of the vintage jam festivals, where collaboration between bands and musicians is not only welcomed, but heavily encouraged.

The festival strives to provide an unforgettable experience through the magic of improvisational collaboration, both musically and through on-site activities.

Element also includes an array of enjoyable activities for festival patrons. This summer, will include lakeside yoga with musical accompaniment every morning, freshwater fishing in Snug or one of the numerous other nearby lakes, an art gallery showcasing some of B.C.’s finest painters and graphic artists, workshops teaching candle and incense making, a kid’s zone with face painters, giant bubbles and all sorts of other fun family activities, a collection of creative & interactive art installations and a vending village filled with food trucks as well as clothing and craft vendors.

Last, but certainly not least, the 2018 Element Music Festival is thrilled to announce its biggest musical line-up to date. Join in from July 26 – 29 for Lotus, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Spafford, Particle, Genetics, Yak Attack, McTuff, GD/BC, The Unfaithful Servants, Baked Potato & Naryan Padmanabha with Artists at Large: Jen Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band) & Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident).

For more information, visit www.elementfestival.info.