News: Walk Off The Earth to Headline Vancouver Island MusicFest


In a statement made on their Facebook page, The Comox Valley’s Vancouver Island MusicFest have announced Walk Off The Earth will be a headliner for the 2018 edition happening Friday July 13 to Sunday July 15, 2018.

Best known for their creative music videos that have garnered them 2.9 million YouTube subscribers and 175-million for their video of them performing Gotye’s ‘Somebody I Use to Know’ together playing one guitar, Walk Off The Earth built off that exposure in 2012 and went on to win Group of The Year at the 2016 Juno Awards.

The statement says:
First Big MusicFest Announcement for 2018!

Walk Off The Earth – First Performer Announcement for MusicFest 2018

VI MusicFest announced today that musical phenomenon Walk Off The Earth will perform at MusicFest on Friday, July 13, 2018.

“WOTE was the biggest surprise hit we’ve had at the Festival,” says Doug Cox, MusicFest Artistic Director. “Our younger audience certainly knew who they were before they arrived at the Festival but the band quickly won over the hearts and ears of our entire audience. They are a great fit for our Festival and we’ve had more requests to bring them back than any band we’ve ever had at MusicFest.“

“When we heard the Vancouver Island Music Festival was looking for a headliner in 2018, we were very excited that we would get to play there again,” said Walk off the Earth founder Gianni Luminati Nicassio. “We had such a good time 5 years ago. The island is beautiful, the people beyond friendly, the fishing amazing and it was my first son Giorgio’s first ever concert.”

“Vancouver Island will always hold a special place in our hearts,” added lead vocalist Sarah Blackwood, whose performance on the Island in 2013 was her first after birthing Giorgio just two months prior.

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