Brief: Woodstoke 2022, sees enthusiastic response

Jesse, Kaylee, and Garett of Partial to Pie performing at the Highway Folk Blues stage. Photo: Nora Hughes

The sound of bass pulsing in the distance sparked curiosity and excitement as visitors descended the B.C. Interior Forestry Museum’s Riverside Forest Walk pathway on Saturday, September 3, 2022.

After being halted by the pandemic, Woodstoke returned to the forested venue by the Columbia River this September for the third time.

The musical event featured three stages. The Landing Zone stage stood near the entrance to the event, accompanied by Revelstoke’s vibrant food truck culture welcoming festival goers.

A short venture down the outer loop of the Riverside Forest Walk immersed visitors in forest EDM vibes at the D.J. Jungle stage. The moss-carpeted forest hosted Local DJs D.J. Dolla Hilz, Yan, FRamer, and Spanda. Event attendees boasted sparkling outfits and shimmering hula hoops, giving the venue a festival-like feel.

People moving and grooving at the DJ Jungle stage during Woodstoke 2022. Photo: Nora Hughes

The third and final main stage, the Highway Folk Blues stage, featured a beer garden and favourite local performers such as Sidewalk Semantics, Amy Stenner, SiFi Beats and many more.

The crowd gathered and left their inhibitions on the dance floor at the end of the night with the help of drums and music mixing from SIFI Beats and vocals from Amy Stenner.

The family-friendly event featured kid’s activities and a beer garden for adults located at the main stage. Photo: Nora Hughes

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The family-friendly event had a little something for everyone. Kids danced, hula hooped, and enjoyed a blow-up bounce castle. Adults enjoyed a local brew and grooved the night away under a canopy of stars.

This year, in collaboration with the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre, Woodstoke presented Arties Art Alley to showcase a handful of talented local artists including watercolour painting by @mojo_loves_art, pottery on the wheel by @keep.cool.clayworks, acrylic and repurposed clothing by @taintedtitsapparelnart, and acrylic painting by@marie_moose.

Ask them questions about their art and even buy pieces if you want. The artists, scattered along the forest path, hosted live art sessions for visitors to discover along their walk, watch the artists’ work, and buy art.

Vinny of Tainted Tits Apparel N’ Art repurposes a mirror using acrylic paint near the DJ Jungle stage during Woodstoke. Photo: Nora Hughes

The crowd received the seven-hour-long music festival enthusiastically, evident by the event’s overtime extension.

To see the full line-up from Saturday night, visit the B.C. Interior Forestry Museum’s website.

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