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

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.

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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.

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