Alternatives to Campfires at the Kispiox Valley Music Festival

Alternatives to Campfires at the Kispiox Valley Music Festival

The campfire ban will NOT be lifted before festival time. The wildfire danger rating in our area is low but all the local firefighters are away fighting fires elsewhere in the province. So, if a fire did get away from someone, the people who are trained to deal with it would not be here. However, there are still some things you can use for cooking and providing heat. The fire ban bulletin states:

“This prohibition does not apply to CSA-rated or ULC-rated cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, so long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres.”

To read the full text of the bulletin, go here:

http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=2787

Alternatives to Campfires

Although the campfire ban is very unlikely to be lifted before festival time, there are still some things you can use for cooking and providing heat. The fire ban bulletin states:

This prohibition does not apply to CSA-rated or ULC-rated cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, so long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres.

To read the full text of the bulletin, click here.

Updated List of Performers

Here is an updated list of performers, both regionals and headliners:

To see the full schedule, click here.

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Backroads Home
The Boreal
The Brazen Harlots
C’est La Vie
Chad-E-Ose
Jean Christian
The Damn Beavers
The Dearly Departed
Devarrow
Ease West
Gypsy Moondogs
Hank Sinatra
Hillbilly Scrabble
The Hundred Schools of Thought
Jazzmatazz ‘n the Cooleraters!
Kids Sing-a-long with Bumbling Sisters and Friends
Theresa Michelle Mohr
My Son the Hurricane
Nice Verdes
Pico’s Puppet Palace
Play Back
Murray Porter
Ranger Dan
The Racket
The Rats
Brad Reddekopp
Saltwater Hank
Rob Sturney
Sister Says
Stacy Reynolds Band
Sweet Alibi
THEE NIGHT BAMM
Rachelle van Zanten
Luke Wallace
Way North of Dixie Jazz Band
Sim Wilson

Campfire Ban

It now appears very unlikely that the prohibition on open burning will be lifted before festival time. Mark has looked into getting an exemption for the festival but the answer was “No”. So, for the first time in our history, we are advising everyone to be prepared for a festival without campfires.

Click here for more information on fire bans. We are in the Northwest fire centre.

Wildfires, campfires.

Our region is currently under a campfire ban. The information bulletin states that the ban will be in effect “until Oct. 21, 2017, or until the public is otherwise notified.” So, at this point, although it is possible that the ban will be lifted before our festival takes place, we need to people to be aware that there might be no campfires at KVMF this year. Here’s hoping that we get some rain before then.

Click here to red the information bulletin.

The schedule for the schedule

People are asking us when the KVMF schedule will be ready. Believe us, we’re as eager to get it out as you are. However, it is by nature a very dynamic document and our artistic directors are hard at work. A preliminary version, subject to constant change, might be available a couple weeks before the festival. At the earliest, the “official” version will be available one week before. Hang in there. It’s going to be great!

Work bee this Sunday!

Our first work bee is happening this weekend, starting at 11 am on the festival grounds! Bring yard work tools, maybe carpentry tools if that’s your thing, or just yourself and your desire to help make this year’s festival a success.

Thee will be a work bee, same time same place, every Sunday until Festival time, except for the first weekend in July.

Your participation in a work bee goes toward your volunteer hours to earn a free pass to the festival:

  • 10 hrs = weekend pass
  • 6 hrs = youth weekend pass (youth=12-18 years old)
  • 24 hrs = weekend pass plus meals at Hospitality Kitchen (must be completed BEFORE the festival)