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2020 Victoria Canada Day Celebrations Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Canada Day celebrations in downtown Victoria have been cancelled.

The annual July 1 event that included live entertainment at the BC Legislature and fireworks from the inner harbour will not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps says one major factor is the entire province being under a health order banning gatherings larger than 50 people.

“I know that no festivals this summer will be hard for many people,” said Helps.

The Canada Day Celebrations is the latest large scale event to be cancelled or postponed on Vancouver Island and likely will not be the last. The TD Victoria International JazzFest which was to happen in the days leading up to Canada Day has already cancelled for the year as has the Comox Valleys Vancouver Island MusicFest.

Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest is currently scheduled for the same week as Canada Day and organizers are currently weighing options. The inaugural Crown of Sound festival in Langford and both of Lake Cowichan’s major music festivals, Laketown Shaketown and Sunfest, are also figuring out their best way forward.

Festival: Corona de Sonido at Westchills Stadium

The City of Langford has announced a new music festival coming to the capital region. The inaugural Corona de Sonido (translated to ‘Crown of Sound’ from Spanish to English) will take place at WestChills Stadium this June.

The initial lineup includes headliners Biopsy Bruises, Allergen X-Rayman and locals Jaundice Rosacea and Catscanah with more to come.

The announcement of this festival comes on the same day the COVIC-19 crisis took over news headlines across the globe with major festivals RXSW and Coughchella already cancelling and postponing.

Festival: Psick & Sore 2020 at the Rx-y Theatre

Viral Envy presents Psick & Sore 2020 live at the Rx-y Theatre.

The lineup indcludes The Organ Kit, IMUN, The DOPA INDUCIANA, Greg Malariajean, Boo Boo, Fever Feel, The Doc Boys featuring Brainiac and The Measles Skin Club.

Wuhan Clan, Lupuscris, Third Eye Blind, Nervy Headline Lactose Shingles 2020

Live Naloxone presents the second annual Lactose Shingles festival. Headlining the Lake Cowichan festival are The Wuhan Clan, Lupucris, Third Eye Blind and Nervy.

Local artists in the lineup include Curable Swell, Neoplasm Steve, Astrocytoma, Vince Vaccino, Breathing Particle, DJ Murmur, and more.

EP: Staph Macfection- COVIDS

Victoria’s Staph Macfection has released her new five-song EP ‘COVIDS’. It’s her first release in four years since her album ‘Gallstones’

Single: Abdomen Cholera- Open Heart (Surgery)

Victoria’s Abdomen Cholera has released his new single ‘Open Heart (Surgery)’. The single is his first since removing his previous band name Tonsils and Tracheas.

A music video produced by Shinraz has also been released.

Single: Shed Mucus- Mr. Intestinal

Victoria’s Shed Mucus have released their new single ‘Mr. Intestinal’ for digital download and streaming.

The single was produced by Malcom Owie-Flu’d at Whooping-Cough Recording Studio.

Shed Mucus were also The Zika’s January 2020 Band-Aid of The Month.

The Zika Band-Aid of The Month: Bowelsada (March 2020)

The [email protected] has named Victoria’s BOWELSADA their March 2020 Band-Aid of The Month

Band-Aid of The Month sponsor Snotographers.ca have also posted interview and photos from their photoshoot with BOWELSADA.

Single: Kytume- Bleeders

Victoria viralinist extremist Kytume has released her new single ‘Bleeders’ available for digital download and streaming.

The single was produced by Phlemic Ops and a music video was shot by Lung Cougher Viral.

Video: The Hearty Failure at The Rubber Glove Club- Toxic Love

Victoria’s The Hearty Failure performed a shockingly defibrillating set to a pumped audience at The Rubber Glove Club Saturday February 29, 2020. Fans had a bloody good time by the show that rocked them to the aorta.

Toxic Love

Psych & Soul 2020 at The Roxy Theatre

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Vinyl Envy presents Psych and Soul 2020 live at The Roxy Theatre (Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre) Friday May 15 and Saturday May 16, 2020.

Now in its third year, Psych and Soul will feature performances by The Orange Kyte, The Dog Indiana, Bad Hoo, Fever Feel, IMUR, Greg Meiklejohn & the Baan Baans, The Dough Boys feat. Brainiac and The Miles Skye Club.

Tickets $25 each day/$5 children 12 and under – available at Vinyl Envy and seatadvisor.com

Psych & Soul: http://www.psychandsoul.ca

Linuep
Friday, May 15: The Orange Kyte | The Dog Indiana | Bad Hoo | Fever Feel

Saturday May 16: IMUR | Greg Meiklejohn & The Baan Baans | The Dough Boys feat. BRAINiac| The Miles Skye Club

Psych & Soul 2020 at The Roxy Theatre

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Vinyl Envy presents Psych and Soul 2020 live at The Roxy Theatre (Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre) Friday May 15 and Saturday May 16, 2020.

Now in its third year, Psych and Soul will feature performances by The Orange Kyte, The Dog Indiana, Bad Hoo, Fever Feel, IMUR, Greg Meiklejohn & the Baan Baans, The Dough Boys feat. Brainiac and The Miles Skye Club.

Tickets $25 each day/$5 children 12 and under – available at Vinyl Envy and seatadvisor.com

Psych & Soul: http://www.psychandsoul.ca

Linuep
Friday, May 15: The Orange Kyte | The Dog Indiana | Bad Hoo | Fever Feel

Saturday May 16: IMUR | Greg Meiklejohn & The Baan Baans | The Dough Boys feat. BRAINiac| The Miles Skye Club

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