Axis Mundi Music Festival

June 02 2015

Do you like live music, the great outdoors, and playing in the mountains?

If you answered yes (of course you did!) then you need to be here from September 18-20 when the Axis Mundi Harvest Festival comes to Revelstoke.

We are so excited to host the headliners of the brand new festival here at Revelstoke Mountain Resort because, let’s be honest, There is nothing quite like sitting on the side of a mountain on a late summer evening taking in some live music.

The Axis Mundi Harvest Festival is the first of two festivals being put on in Revelstoke by Hugo Rampen, who organized the popular Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival for many years. The Harvest festival will be followed up by the Axis Mundi Solstice Festival in Spring 2016.

If an evening in the mountains isn’t enough to convince you to join us, then the music should be! The music is going to be awesome, with artists coming from all over. Headliners, Walk Off The Earth are the latest exciting addition to the lineup.

Early bird tickets for the Harvest Festival are on sale until June 5th and are a steal of a deal at only $90 for all three days.

Still not convinced this event is for you? We caught up with Hugo Rampen to find out more about this exciting new event.

What made you pick Revelstoke to host the two festivals?

"I love this town. It has so much going for it. The architecture is strong and the views are spectacular.  The community is close knit and environmentally responsible.  Organizations like the Revelstoke Arts Council are doing great work with arts and culture.  There’s a great sense of adventure here and the layout of the town and the placement of RMR allow for some unique presentation opportunities.  As event producers, Revelstoke allows us to be really creative."

What can people look forward to when they come up to the mountain during the festival?

"The Festival Main Stage is hosted at RMR. It will be a pretty casual experience for festival-goers. After catching the gondola up from the village to the natural amphitheatre at Revelation Lodge, people will step off and experience the incredible views and clear site-lines to the stage, where they can enjoy an impressive musical line-up well into the evening. There will also be food vendors and a beverage garden serving locally brewed beer."

Tell us more about the headliners.

"Walk Off the Earth is a collective of an impressive set of musicians out of Burlington, ON. With over half a billion views on YouTube, their abilities are obviously highly regarded. Their live show is currently one of the best in the country and their sense of “spectacle” will make their performance at Axis Mundi Harvest a really memorable event.

Ashley MacIsaac is at the top of his game right now. Full on Cape Breton power. Wild man fiddle with attitude.

"The Floozies are coming off of a winter and spring tour that continually sold out venues throughout the USA. A wonderful fusion of funk, soul, and backing tracks with live drums and guitar. These brothers from Kansas know how to bring the house down.  They really bring the fun to the funk."

Australia’s Sticky Fingers are massive in their home country. They sell out venues even before the dates are posted online. Recent tours of the UK have been very well received. This is their first foray into North America where they are expected to do very well.   It’s a great chance to catch them right before they explode and their brand of roots music is a perfect fit for Revelstoke."

 What are some of the smaller acts that you are most excited to be bringing to Revelstoke?

"Hot tip of the festival is a band called Little Hurricane. a duo with great guitar and percussion. We are really stoked to be bringing them in.

Baskery are three sisters from Sweden and they might be best described as a power acoustic roots trio, if that makes sense. Girl power through and through. Excellent musicianship and amazing harmonies.

Highs and Grounders are two very strong Toronto indie bands getting major attention throughout North America. Interesting sounds and instrumentation.  We've also got Adham Shaikh coming from the Kootenays with his amazing show and roots and soul explorer Buckman Coe up from Vancouver.  There's still more to be announced, both musicians and speakers, as we get closer to the festival in September."

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