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Mud­honey, Odds among head­lin­ers for city’s West­ward Mu­sic Fes­ti­val

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A cou­ple of well-known rock ’n’ roll names from the Pa­cific North­west high­light the first list of per­form­ers slated to ap­pear at the West­ward Mu­sic Fes­ti­val in Van­cou­ver next Septem­ber.

Seat­tle grunge leg­ends Mud­honey and Van­cou­ver alt favourites Odds will play the fes­ti­val, pro­duced by MRG Con­certs, which will run its sec­ond edi­tion Sept. 13 to16.

Other artists lead­ing this year’s lineup are Bri­tish artist Blood Or­ange, two-time Grammy nom­i­nee Kali Uchis, rhyth­mic pop star Kelela and YouTube sen­sa­tion Poppy.

“The MRG Con­certs team and my­self are very much look­ing for- ward to the 2018 edi­tion of West­ward. Due to the in­cred­i­ble sup­port from Van­cou­ver over the past year, we have been able to grow the fes­ti­val to in­clude more shows and venues, all while keep­ing with our mis­sion to pro­vide the city ’s mu­sic fans the mem­o­rable ex­pe­ri­ences they are look­ing for,” Matt Gib­bons, pres­i­dent and founder of MRG Mu­sic Group, said in a me­dia re­lease.

Other acts an­nounced in this first round are alt-in­die artist An­gel Olsen, R&B down­tempo soul act Rhye elec­tronic duo Honne, Cana­dian punk band Metz, and Indige­nous synth-rock band Ne­hiyawak.

Pre-sale of tick­ets be­gins Wed­nes­day at noon, with the ac­tual sale start­ing next Tues­day at noon. Tick­ets are avail­able at west­ward­fest.com, tick­et­fly.com and at Red Cat Records in Van­cou­ver. 2018 West­ward mu­sic fest lineup:

Blood Or­ange Kali Uchis Poppy An­gel Olsen Kelela Rhye Honne

Ella Mai Saba

Metz Fa­tima Al Qadiri We Are The City Tei Shi Buddy Duck­wrth Pell Odds Mud­honey Ravyn Le­nae Ram­rid­dlz Han­nah Ep­per­son Milk & Bone Ne­hiyawak Jor­dan Klassen Roni Size Close Talker

 ?? JIM DYSON/GETTY IM­AGES/FILES ?? Mud­honey, with singer Mark Arm, is sched­uled to play the West­ward Mu­sic Fes­ti­val in Septem­ber.
JIM DYSON/GETTY IM­AGES/FILES Mud­honey, with singer Mark Arm, is sched­uled to play the West­ward Mu­sic Fes­ti­val in Septem­ber.

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