The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer are among the bands announced for the 2016 Ponderosa Arts and Music Festival in Rock Creek.

Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, Pack AD and Black Mountain coming to Ponderosa festival

The Ponderosa Arts and Music Festival lineup has been announced.

After the Rock Creek fire cancelled last year’s event, the Ponderosa Arts and Music Festival is rising from the ashes and the lineup has been announced with some big names in B.C. music.

Announcing the lineup at another packed jean shorts party at the Anza Club in Vancouver, festival founders Kris Hargrave and Kia Zahrabi announced the 2016 lineup including Timber Timbre, Black Mountain, The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer and the Pack AD.

Other musical acts, from indie rock and reggae to folk and electronic artists, include Royal Canoe, Louise Burns, Stickybuds, The Belle Game, Andrew Judah, Cam Penner, Herald Nix, Giraffe Aftermath, The Boom Booms and more.

Performances take place of three days and two stages in Rock Creek B.C>

The independent festival takes place Aug. 19 to 21 and early bird weekend passes are already sold out. Tier 1 weekend passes are available for a limited time at $129.

Weekend passes include three nights of camping, access to swimming in the Kettle River, fresh drinking water, hot showers, morning yoga, pancake breakfast, free parking and cell phone charging stations and access to food and artist vendors, round-trip travel from Vancouver, and for the first time helicopter tours of the Kettle Valley.

For an extra $27 festival goers can grab some riverside camping. Glamping options are also available this year with the Ponderosa Tipi Experience.

The event is all ages. Proceeds from ticket sales will also be donated to the Rock Creek and Westbridge Needs fund to assist victims of last year’s fires.

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