VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - November 23, 2016) - The Vancouver New Year's Eve Celebration Society today announced Concord Pacific as the title sponsor and confirmed The Sheepdogs and The New Pornographers will headline at its second annual community celebration alongside a talented musical line up. In partnership with Dine Alone Records, Concord's New Year's Eve Vancouver will also present live performances by Wintersleep, Yukon Blonde, Humans, Spencer Burton, Meghan Patrick, Dan Davidson, Delhi 2 Dublin, and Crystal Shawanda.
The Sheepdogs will headline at the free outdoor community celebration, while The New Pornographers will take centre stage at "TRUE NORTH," a ticketed indoor party in the magnificent VCC West Ballrooms. TRUE NORTH will also feature live performances by Yukon Blonde, Megan Patrick, Humans and Delhi 2 Dublin; a second room will feature DJs Kevin Shiu, Andy Clockwork and Hebegebe. All TRUE NORTH ticketholders will enjoy premium viewing of the midnight fireworks, with the option of watching the show from indoor or outdoor areas on the Pacific Terrace overlooking Jack Poole Plaza.
"Concord Pacific is proud and honoured to be involved in a bigger way this year and is pleased to announce a title partnership with Concord's New Year's Eve Vancouver celebration," said Terry Hui, President and CEO of Concord Pacific. "Concord Pacific believes in supporting city-wide, family-oriented events in the communities that we develop. We have been working with the Vancouver New Year's Eve Celebration Society, volunteers, BRANDLIVE and the City since the inception of this event and we believe that 2016 will be the best celebration in the country."
This year's family-friendly event will feature multiple stages, a new countdown clock tower and early fireworks for families at 9:00 p.m. followed by a midnight countdown with a spectacular fireworks finale. The free community celebration will run from 6:30 p.m. to 12:10 a.m. on December 31, 2016 along Canada Place Way between Howe and Thurlow Streets.
Concord's 2016 New Year's Eve Vancouver celebration is supported by federal funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage. Other sponsors and partners include The City of Vancouver, The Peak/JRFM, RE/MAX, United Way, Dine Alone Records, Haven Sounds, Tymac, WestPark, Phillips Brewing, Tourism Vancouver, Global BC, Metro News and DailyHive.
"On December 31, I encourage residents of Vancouver to bundle up and come together with their loved ones to witness the greatest Canada-wide celebration in our country's history," said the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. "Join the thousands of Canadians from coast to coast who will be kicking off the 150th anniversary of Confederation."
A ticketed RE/MAX Family Zone will be located inside Canada Place and along the outdoor West Promenade. The zone will feature family-focused entertainment such as face painting, crafts and arcade games and a reserved outdoor viewing area for fireworks.
A second premium-viewing zone will be located along the seawall on the North promenade of the Vancouver Convention Centre; that guarantees a prime view of the fireworks over Coal Harbour as well as in-and-out privileges to enjoy the entertainment on the main and outdoor music stages before the midnight fireworks. For more information on ticketed and non-ticketed events, please visit: www.nyevan.com.
About Vancouver New Year's Eve Celebration Society The Vancouver New Year's Eve Celebration Society is a registered not-for-profit hosting the most iconic Canadian New Year's Eve celebrations, showcasing the City of Vancouver in an annual tradition of multicultural talent, family-friendly programming, and a countdown culminating with a high-aerial fireworks display. The society is made up of a volunteer board of founding members including BDO Canada, Boughton Law, DailyHive, Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, Port of Vancouver, Predictive Success, Starbucks, Tourism Vancouver and Vanterre Projects Corp.
Twitter: @NYEVancouver / #ConcordsNYEVAN
About Dine Alone Records Established in 2005, Dine Alone Records is a Canadian based record label boasting a roster of over 90 national and international artists, ranging from Grammy and JUNO Award-winners, to some of today's most buzzed-about up-and-comers. One of the top independent labels around, Dine Alone Records has gone on to win major industry awards at CMW 2016 and the 2nd Annual CIMA Celebration and Awards Gala, as well as being named the Top Indie label at both alternative and active rock radio formats. The honours come on the heels of a great year of releases including albums from City and Colour, The Dandy Warhols, Monster Truck, The Lumineers, The Cult, Vanessa Carlton, Wintersleep and The Dirty Nil.
Twitter: @dinealonemusic / #dinealonerecords
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