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Prince George gearing up for 17th annual Coldsnap Music Festival

The festival is scheduled to begin this Friday
The Coldsnap Music Festival 2024 team is gearing up the annual event taking place from Feb. 2 to 10 in Prince George.

Although the weather may be warmer than usual, Prince George is about to enter its annual Coldsnap. The 17th annual Coldsnap Music Festival is set for Feb. 2-10 in Prince George.

There are a variety of concerts and workshops scheduled throughout the festival ranging in genre from hip-hop to rock to Celtic to folk to kids’ music and everything in between.

Opening night kicks off the festival this Friday with a dance party at the Knox Performance Centre featuring Inn Echo and Shane Cook & The Woodchippers.

“I'm genuinely excited for all of the upcoming performances and workshops. Whether you're on the dance floor or relaxing in a seat, you can trust us to put on a top-notch show, so you can enjoy the music and discover your new favourite artists,” said Katherine Benny, Coldsnap Communications and Operations Manager.

“Even if you aren’t familiar with the line-up, Coldsnap is a great way to find new music. We are going to have a lot of fun at Knox Performance Centre, you can even grab a local beer from the Coldsnap Cantina and have a great time for a relatively affordable ticket price."

A second dance event is also scheduled for the Knox Performance Centre on Feb. 9, with Party Jacket and Empanadas Ilegales taking the stage.

Other performers scheduled to play during the week include Will Stroet, Oktopus, Abel Maxwell, f Mouraine, Sinzere, Big Fancy, Kacy & Clayton, Saltwater Hank, Ndidi O, Kitty & the Rooster, Crones, No Big D, Kimberley MacGregor, Holidays in Canada, Wyatt C. Louis and Abigail Lapell.

Coldsnap 2024 is also catering to music-loving night owls. On the final two evenings of the festival, they are presenting late night shows at the Prince George Legion in partnership with Mad Loon Productions.

The host Prince George Folkfest Society is also bringing back its free-to-attend, daytime IceJam and Workshop series during Coldsnap.

For the full schedule of performances and venues, as well as to buy tickets that are now on sale, visit the Coldsnap website.