Fireside Festival scorches Kelowna’s winter blues

The festival celebrated it’s sixth anniversary at BNA with a killer line-up

Georges Nasrallah of Post Modern Connection at Fireside Festival Sunday, Jan. 27 photo: Dustin Betuzzi

Georges Nasrallah of Post Modern Connection at Fireside Festival Sunday, Jan. 27 photo: Dustin Betuzzi

Fireside Festival has come and gone, but it took the winter blues with it.

The festival celebrated it’s sixth anniversary in a big way. The two-day festival took off at The Bean Scene’s downtown location during the day and then partied the night away at BNA.

The main event Sunday was filled with an eclectic line-up, Windmills opened what may be his last show by walking down the stairs playing his acoustic guitar before stepping back onto the stage after his year-long break.

Post Modern Connection put on such an amazing performance, and both Tega Ovie and Georges Nasrallah rocked their own glasses off their faces. Luckily, Ovie’s glasses were recovered unharmed, I am unsure about the fate of Nasrallah’s pair though.

Organizer of Fireside, Aaron Desilva says the band earned the main spot of the line-up because they have been one of the hardest working bands in Kelowna this year.

View this post on Instagram

See you soon @pmcband 🔥🔥

A post shared by Fireside Festival (@firesidefestival) on

Moontricks took the stage with a banjo and had the crowd roaring to their Folk-tronica music. Their music is unlike anything I have ever experienced before, definitely mark their next show on your calendars.

The band I was most looking forward to seeing again was Little Destroyer. The last time I saw them they were part of the opening night of BreakOut West. The trio is incredible on stage, they know how to get the crowd on their feet and command attention. Three songs in, singer and bassist, Allie Sheldan asked for a glass of water from the crowd and three fans ran to the stage to give it to her within seconds.

Festivals like this allow that wall to be broken, where the artists can interact with their fans. They fuel each other and that connection was really prevalent Sunday. The crowd was filled with bands that were there to watch each other, supportive friends and family members and people that just love music.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@sydneyrmorton
sydney.morton@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Flight with COVID
Another Kelowna flight with COVID-19 exposure

Westjet flight on April 5 from Kelowna to Edmonton

Lori Jantz snapped this picture of a fight between a bald eagle and an osprey above Osoyoos Lake on Friday. (Lori Jantz photo)
Battle in the sky erupts above South Okanagan lake

Bald eagle and osprey fight mid-air in Osoyoos

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.[CDC]
More COVID-19 exposures reported at schools in Kelowna

Interior Health added additional schools and dates to their list of exposures

Royal LePage Arena was an addition to West Kelowna championed by Len Novakowski. (File photo)
West Kelowna community leader Novakowski dies

Former Westside regional district director Len Novakowski dies after lengthy health battle

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and Premier John Horgan describe vaccine rollout at the legislature, March 29, 2021. (B.C. government)
1,262 more COVID-19 infections in B.C. Friday, 9,574 active cases

Province’s mass vaccination reaches one million people

A second case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Vernon’s BX Elementary School. (Kerry Hutter photo)
Second COVID case confirmed at Okanagan elementary school

Exposure at Vernon’s BX Elementary happened April 6 and 7

People walk past the Olympic rings in Whistler, B.C., Friday, May 15, 2020. Whistler which is a travel destination for tourists around the world is seeing the effects of travel bans due to COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Adults living, working in Whistler, B.C., eligible for COVID-19 vaccine on Monday

The move comes as the province deals with a rush of COVID-19 and variant cases in the community

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
UPDATE: RCMP investigating after child, 6, dies at motel in Duncan, B.C.

The BC Coroners Service is conducting its own investigation into the circumstances around the child’s death

Highway 97 being converted to four lanes in April 1990. This photo taken in Lake Country. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives Photo #14025)
HISTORY: How the old Highway 97 in Lake Country got new name

Pelmewash Parkway recognizes the First Nations history in Lake Country

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

RCMP display some of the fish seized from three suspects who pleaded guilty to violating the Fisheries Act in 2019, in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - RCMP
3 banned from fishing, holding licences after overfishing violations near Vancouver Island

Mounties seized the group’s 30-foot fishing vessel and all equipment on board at the time

Most Read