FIDO Outdoor Concert Series

Whistler BC • April 7-16, 2017

Crowd Scene at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival

Who says nothing comes for free? FIDO at WSSF brings us a free 10-day program of music concerts spanning a vast variety of genres to feed your soul and get into the festival groove. The FIDO Outdoor Concert Series is anchored at the WSSF festival Main Stage, located in Skier's Plaza, in front of the Excalibur Gondola and the Whistler Village Gondola. Most days the live music will begin at 2:30pm and finish at 5:30 unless otherwise stated on the festival schedule. Join us at our stage and enjoy the massive crowd, serious beats and unforgettable vibe.  It's all for you and it's all for free.

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We are hard at work booking the 2017 line-up!

Check out the 2016 line-up below...


Please note: Schedule is subject to change.


Friday, April 8th, 2016
 
A TRIBE CALLED RED
Headline: 7:30pm – 9:00pm, FIDO Mainstage



Bursting forth from Canada’s capital, native Producer/DJ crew A Tribe Called Red is producing a truly unique sound that’s impacting the global electronic scene and urban club culture. Since 2010 the group – currently made up of DJ NDN, Bear Witness and 2oolman – has been mixing traditional pow wow vocals and drumming with cutting-edge electronic music. Their self-titled album, released in March 2012, was long-listed for Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize and included in the Washington Post’s top 10 albums of the year.


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Saturday, April 9th, 2016
 
 
MONSTER TRUCK
Headline: 4:00pm – 5:30pm, FIDO Mainstage


The term Rock n' Roll gets thrown around pretty haphazardly. One can go as far as stating it’s been bastardized to the point of being unrecognizable, ironically shouted on stages worldwide, and classified dead or MIA by the very musicians that once upheld its standard. Enter Monster Truck. There's something comforting about a band name that delivers exactly what you expect to hear. The constant show regiment and recording process is sharpening the band’s delivery and there's no doubt that anyone still interested in original and authentic rock music will be compelled to pay attention. Monster Truck will continue doing what they do best, steamrolling from town to town leaving legions of fans in their wake.
 


SUMNER BROTHERS
2:30pm – 3:30pm, FIDO Mainstage



Country, Folk, Rock, Garage. Neil Young for the 21st Century. 
"This ain’t no novel, by God, it’s non-fiction. Real, bleeding, pissing, moaning, crying, pleading, questioning, bone breaking, eye-gouging, ear-biting, down in the dirt fighting for your life kind of music" -- Don Henry Ford Jr. -- Lonestar Music. Austin Texas. 

 
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Sunday, April 10th, 2016
 
BADBADNOTGOOD
Headline: 4pm – 5:30pm, FIDO Mainstage



BADBADNOTGOOD is a formally trained trio of young musicians made up of Matthew Tavares on keys, Chester Hansen on bass, and Alex Sowinski on drums. The band released their first EP BBNG in June 2011 to wide praise. The marriage of jazz virtuosity and hip hop source material offered a new take on the traditional "standard" applied to the hip hop songbook writing inspired arrangements for golden era classics instead of one-dimensional covers. 


RHEK THE DJ
2:30pm – 3:30pm, FIDO Mainstage


 
Rhek the DJ believes that the the earth is neither flat nor round but rather pear shaped and if a barista draws a heart with milk in your coffee it's because they truly love you and grilled cheese sandwiches are really quite good. Also he plays great music and is known to get the dancefloor very lit. 


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Monday, April 11th, 2016

DiRTY RADIO
Headline: 4pm – 5:30pm, FIDO Mainstage


DiRTY RADiO work as hard as any act out there, and that’s because they’re more than just a band; they’re remixers, producers, contributors, collaborators, and businessmen. Traditionally, artists are only able to lock down one corner of the unforgiving juggernaut that is the “music industry” (a now intimidating and cringe-worthy term) but when your crew is made up of three separate talents, all with their own specialty, the result is a crack team of champions with a combined force that would make an action movie cast jealous.
 
 
THE RAILTOWN PROPHETS
2:30pm – 3:30pm, FIDO Mainstage


 
Whistler locals, The Railtown Prophets, the ministers of good times and preachers of good ol’ rock-n-roll. Influenced by the early sounds of rock and roll, soul, rockabilly and outlaw country, these fellas are set to electrify saints and sinners alike. Featuring Brancho Relexo, T.Rex McGuinty and Cpt. Conway, the boys lead the congregation and get them up grooving with the swinging beats, sweet harmonies and foot stomping. 


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Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
 
BLAME THE WEEKEND
Headline: 4pm – 5:30pm, FIDO Mainstage


 
Blame the Weekend is a Whistler based 5-piece act made up of local musicians Rachel Thom, Rajan Das, Gary Yoshida, Jason Chaulk, and Matt King. Covering a myriad of the biggest tunes in rock and popular music, the band's musical prowess has been turning heads and shakin' booties in the Whistler party scene with full-throttle high-volume rock n' roll goodness! 


JENNA MAE AND THE GROOVE SECTION
2:30pm – 3:30pm, FIDO Mainstage


You can catch JennaMae in many places from Whistler to Toronto, performing in pubs, on stages and yoga classes! Her sultry R&B acoustic vibes have no boundaries! Since teaming up with The Groove Section, which consists of Art Barrientos on bass, Andrew Alido on drums and Juan del Castillo on guitar, they form a complete sound of original and cover songs that will pull your heart strings and let you vibe out!  


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Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
 
BEAR MOUNTAIN
Headline: 4pm – 5:30pm, FIDO Mainstage



Bear Mountain is a Canadian indie band from Vancouver, British Columbia. They released their first album XO on Last Gang Records in May 2013. Bear Mountain have toured as direct support for Bloc Party, Cut Copy, Hot Chip, MS MR and have played major festivals including Lollapalooza, The Governor's Ball, Sasquatch! Music Festival, Osheaga and Austin City Limits. 


I M U R
2:30pm – 3:30pm, FIDO Mainstage



I M U R (I am you are), is an East Van duo with a hybrid sound influenced by 90's hip-hop/r&b, electronic, and neo-soul/progressive-pop. The duo consists of producer Mikey J Blige on live beat composition and electric guitar, and singer-songwriter Jenny Lea on keys, vocals, and looping.
 

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Thursday, April 14th, 2016
 
MODERN SPACE
Headline: 4pm – 5:30pm, FIDO Mainstage

Modern Space is a 5 piece Toronto based band. The group, consisting of members Sean Graham Watson (vocals) Sam Arion (guitar), Alex Laurie (guitar), Cody Steele (bass) and Tay Ewart (drums) formed in 2014. The band brings an explosive bombast to their live shows, and is eager to deliver that kind of intensity across Canada. Watson says, “I’m really into a lot of beatnik poets and writers, and they’re about hitting the road and then taking a moment to reflect and write about those experiences, and that’s what I want to do.” In creating their yet to be titled debut the group worked with producer Tawgs Salter (Lights, USS, Scott Helman, Walk off the Earth). Modern Space has recently signed with Warner Music Canada, and will be releasing their debut EP later this year. For all the latest on Modern Space, follow them on Facebook and Instagram @modernspacemusic.


WILLA
2:30pm – 3:30pm, FIDO Mainstage



Her  voice  is  her  identity;  her  voice  carries  memories,  vulnerabilities,  pain, sadness,  happiness,  freedom,  and  herself.  It's  her  best  friend  and  worst enemy. Now we hear and feel that voice wrapped in sounds from a dream. The growls, whispers, and sighs of what's been created, brings the music to a whole new place. Paired with Ryan Guldemond of Mother Mother (co-writer/producer), Willa’s   new   album   is   the   birth   of   an   electro-pop heavyweight.
 

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Friday, April 15th, 2016
 
SKIITOUR
7pm – 9pm, FIDO Mainstage
 
 
Fusing two fresh-off-the-mountain electronic music addicts, Tim and Dave together create 12 feet and 350 pounds of turbo-funk-boosted, snowsuit-donning man flesh. Hailing from the world famous ski town of Whistler, this dynamic duo loves shredding fresh power almost as much as they love smashing out hit-records in the studio. 

LIVE IN THE HOUSE
4pm – 5:45pm, FIDO Mainstage



LIVE IN THE HOUSE combine multiple genres via a B2B DJ set and then turbo charge it with a LIVE 3 piece band, incorporating different elements of PERCUSSION, ELECTRIC GUITAR, Sweet Sexy SAXOPHONE & a touch of TROMBONE.
 

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Saturday, April 16th, 2016

CHROMEO DJ SET
Headline: 8pm – 9:15pm, FIDO Mainstage


World leaders, powerful CEOs, and assorted other fat cats could learn myriad lessons from Chromeo, but the number one tip that Dave 1 and P-Thugg have is this: Know thyself, know thy vibe, and stay thy course. The rest of the population will catch up. What this means is that Chromeo is really good at being Chromeo. The mission, the package, the vision—it’s been a straight shot of pure intentionality from the jump. These Chromeo dudes? They have the whole being-these-Chromeo-dudes thing totally wired. 



MAT THE ALIEN
4pm - 5:30pm and 6:30pm – 8pm, FIDO Mainstage


 
Since the age of 14 Mat the Alien has been mixing, scratching and making mixes with beats spanning many genres and styles. Mat has toured the globe, performing at countless sporting events, festivals and clubs, and can be found at some of the top events in the world as an official Monster Energy DJ. 




FIVE ALARM FUNK
5pm – 6:30pm, FIDO Mainstage



Hot, sweaty dance floors with feet stomping and every body moving. Grooves for days. Monster horns and shredding psych-rock guitars. Oh, and giant killer robots. Let’s not forget about those. These are among the elements that make up the Five Alarm Funk experience. The Vancouver-based band is nine men strong and over a decade deep into a career that has seen it release five acclaimed albums and burn up stages across the country on four national tours. And this vehicle isn’t about to slow down.



MARCHFOURTH!
2:30pm – 4pm, FIDO Mainstage


 
MarchFourth! is an internationally-acclaimed, genre-breaking FORCE in the world of live performance—a sonic explosion delivered by 15 musicians, (plus dancers and aerialists!) who travel the country, year-round, taking audience members from all walks of life on a joy-inducing, booty-shaking, soul-stirring journey that defies categorization. Word on the street: You have to see it to believe it!



THE HAIRFARMERS
12pm – 2:30pm, FIDO Mainstage



The Hairfarmers...providing the soundtrack to your Whistler experience since 1999! Voted Whistler's "Best Band" every year since 2001, and again this year for 2015/16, (and also now "Pemberton's Best Band" for 2015!!) The Hairfarmers are the "go to" band for every occasion!
 
 
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Sunday, April 17th, 2016
 
TIM HICKS
Headline: 4pm – 5:30pm, FIDO Mainstage



With 5:01 (Open Road Recordings/Universal Music Canada), Tim Hicks is sure to cement his reputation as one of Canada’s most dynamic new Country artists. What sets Tim Hicks apart, beyond an ample sense of humour and his depth as a songwriter and performer, is his ability to tell those kind of truths in a way that anyone, whether they’re a country fan or not, can relate to. His songs resonate with so many people because, just like his fans, he works hard, plays hard and recognizes that chasing your dreams – whatever they may be – takes a toll that often requires taking some time to cut loose, and that, more than anything, is what 5:01 is all about.


ANDREW HYATT
2:30pm – 3:30pm, FIDO Mainstage


 
Andrew Hyatt, a small town kid hailing from Sudbury, Ontario, is often known as the man with "Nickel bones and a Nashville soul”. From working days in the Sudbury Nickel mine, to writing songs and performing across Canada, Andrew’s talent caught the eye of Canadian label Wax Records in 2014. Now, with a critically acclaimed EP “Never Back Down” under his belt, and the Canadian country music industry already buzzing about his brand new single MGR (Me and a Girl and a Radio), Andrew is set to make 2016 a landmark year in his promising music career. 

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