Sunstroke Music Festival is hosting its 9th Annual presentation on Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Shipyards Park. Sunstroke is the premiere Summer Music Festival in Whitehorse – held along the banks of the Yukon River under the midnight sun! Over the years, it has grown immensely! In 2011, we had 1300 submissions from performers in 25 different countries apply to perform. We have been blown away by the far-reaching effects of Sunstroke! Working in tandem with our business community and our incredible Yukon audiences. We have raised over $80,000 in 8 years for abused and abandoned animals in need.
The primary mandate of Sunstroke (outside of rockin’ your socks off) is to raise money for animal welfare and education.
We party LIKE animals FOR the animals! Another exciting component of Sunstroke which sets it apart from other Yukon music festivals is that it boasts a wide variety of musical genres: everything from blues to jazz to ska to metal to punk to celtic to rock and beyond. A musical smorgasbord if you will – there’s something for ALL ages and ALL musical tastes! Last year, we introduced a second smaller stage for afternoon performances, which focused on solo, acoustic and youth performances. There were 30 acts in two days over two stages, with 1700 people in attendance! Kids 12 and under are always FREE!