Thievery Corporation has been added as a headliner at the inaugural Whistler Music Festival, set to take place July 19-20 in Whistler, B.C. The...

Thievery Corporation has been added as a headliner at the inaugural Whistler Music Festival, set to take place July 19-20 in Whistler, B.C. The band will top the first night bill, while Elvis Costello and The Imposters will headline the second night.

New Orleans based The Allen Toussaint Band and R&B fusion bassist Me’shell N’degeocello have also been added to round out an eclectic lineup that includes The Roots, Broken Social Scene, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Medeski Martin & Wood, Bedouin Soundclash and Serena Ryder. The lineup reflects the diverse taste of Whistler and Vancouver area residents and the caliber of entertainment expected by visitors to the world-class resort.

Produced by Festival Network, LLC in conjunction with Tourism Whistler, Whistler-Blackcomb and the Resort Municipality of Whistler, the two-day event will take place at The Tube Park at Base II on Blackcomb Mountain, providing an intimate setting with spectacular views of the resort and village below. The one-of-a-kind event is part of Festival Network’s series of new festivals being introduced worldwide that offer a diverse array of artists for the refined musical ear in a unique destination setting.

“We are thrilled with the talent secured by Festival Network for our inaugural Whistler Music Festival,” said Arlene Schieven, vice president of Marketing for Tourism Whistler, in a statement. “The variety and quality of performers, combined with the vast selection of in-resort activities, amenities and accommodation, is sure to provide our summer guests with an unforgettable Whistler experience.”

Tickets are $67.50 for single-day passes and $120.00 for two-day passes. Whistler residents can buy tickets at a discounted rate of $57 for single-day passes up to one month prior to the event. All currency amounts are in Canadian dollars.

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Last Updated on June 24, 2008 by By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen