Vancouver Pop Festival

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Vancouver Pop Festival
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GenreRock, pop, etc.
DatesAugust 22, 23 and 24, 1969
Location(s)Squamish, British Columbia
Years active1969
Founded byCandi Promotions

The Vancouver Pop Festival was a rock festival held at the Paradise Valley Resort in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. The dates of the festival were August 22, 23 and 24, 1969.[1] It was produced by Candi Promotions.

Neither the Grateful Dead nor Strawberry Alarm Clock played. A band named Crow was the surprise hit for those who liked hard rock. Bikers provided an uncomfortable, "avoid taking hallucinogens" vibe.


Due to problems with paid attendance, only some of the acts listed below performed. It has been claimed that the Grateful Dead did not perform[1] but Jerry Garcia biographer Blair Jackson disputed this, and speculated the Dead took the gig to move on from their poor performance at the Woodstock festival a week earlier.[2] The groups playing at the festival included (in alphabetical order):

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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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