Vancouver Pop Festival

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Vancouver Pop Festival
Genre Rock, pop, etc.
Dates August 22, 23 and 24, 1969
Location(s) Squamish, British Columbia
Canada
Years active 1969
Founded by Candi Promotions

The Vancouver Pop Festival was a Canadian rock festival held at the Paradise Valley Resort in Squamish, British Columbia. The dates of the festival were August 22, 23 and 24, 1969.[1] It was produced by Candi Promotions. The groups playing at the festival included (in alphabetical order):

Due to problems with paid attendance, only some of these acts actually performed. It has been claimed that the Grateful Dead did not perform[1] but Jerry Garcia biographer Blair Jackson disputes this, and speculates the Dead took the gig to move on from their poor performance at the Woodstock festival a week earlier.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "This Day In History: August 24, 1969". Vancouver Sun. August 24, 2012. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Jackson, Blair (2000). Garcia: An American Life. Penguin. p. 171. ISBN 978-0-140-29199-5. 

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