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Richmond lavender farm kicks off season with music festival

Attendees can enjoy 10 live bands at this mid-June music festival.
Lavenderland will hold a music festival on June 15 and 16.

A new festival is coming this weekend to Richmond featuring music, food and activities - all nestled in a farm of lavender.

The DoMi Lavender Glamping Music Festival includes 10 live bands, all based in Greater Vancouver, providing various types of music.

Five bands will perform on each day of the festival, on June 15 and 16, playing about 40 minutes each and featuring rock, J-pop, metal, jazz, punk, Mandopop, and Cantopop, explained Xiaomeng Dong, one of the organizers. 

"While the bands are performing, we will also have activities on-site such as tug-of-war, marshmallow roasting, ring toss and other games," Dong said.

“It’s different from previous music festivals which only provided a DJ as background music. This festival is the first innovative format, featuring live bands, as well as many barbecue, food and dessert vendor stalls,” said Dong.

The DoMi Lavender Glamping Music Festival aims to “offer young people an opportunity to relax, make friends and connect with nature.”

"Our festival is suitable for people who love music and outdoor activities," Dong added.

The festival is organized by Little Escape Outdoors, Fuzz Chorus Musicians Society and Lavenderland.

The festival coincides with Lavenderland's opening for the season.

Dong, owner of Little Escape Outdoors, will also provide free refreshments, tables and chairs, and set up a photo booth for participants.

Organizers are expecting about 200-300 participants each day.

The event, at 8460 Steveston Hwy., just east of No. 3 Road, will run from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 15 and 16.

A weekend pass is $38, a one-day pass is $28, and children under 16 are $15.

Tickets can be purchased online at Eventbrite.

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