Three big-name performers will be coming to Surrey to help this city celebrate the country’s 150th birthday.
On Tuesday at noon, Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner announced the headliners for major festival events this year.
They include pop-rock group Hedley, which will be performing at the Canada Day concert on July 1 at the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre.
Vancouver’s Shawn Hook will be the headliner at the April 22 Party for the Planet, and Nelly Furtado will perform at the July 22 Fusion Festival.
Hedley (top left) is an Abbotsford band, with six albums, $4 million in sales and a string of national awards. The band is best known for singles such as Never Too Late, Cha-Ching, Invincible and Wild Life.
Furtado is a Canadian phenom, with 10 top singles to her name.
She has sold more than 40 million records worldwide, making her one of the most successful Canadian artists today.
Originating from Nelson, B.C., Hook (below left) has three albums and five chart singles, including So Close, Every Red Light, Million Ways, Sound of Your Heart and Relapse.
The headliners were announced by Hepner Tuesday at a Canada 150 event at Surrey City Hall.
Through the year, there will be Canada 150 zones at each local event, which will showcase Surrey history.
Also new this year is Dominion Days (July 1-2), which will be held at the Historic Stewart Farm in South Surrey. The two-day festival will celebrate Canada’s birthday by going back in time to the turn of the century, 1900, complete with historic “re-enactors,” live music and entertainment.
Canada 150 celebrations are planned all across Surrey. From the city’s museums and galleries, which will feature Canada’s arts, culture and heritage, to city libraries where patrons will be asked to vote for their favourite Canadian author and story, to Canada 150-themed city sidewalks, crossings and flower displays, Surrey will be proudly displaying its national pride, Hepner said.
Concerts and entertainment are free to the public. Check out Surrey’s Canada 150 details online at surrey.ca for more information.