Vancouver Pop Festival

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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]


  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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