The Phillips Backyard Weekender features three days of music July 26-28, with a wide range of genres included. Facebook

Mid-summer musical fun on tap at Phillips in Old Town

Music festival on Phillips Brewery’s backlot one of last of summer in the city

The last man standing in the Capital Region summer music festival scene, the Phillips Backyard Weekender, has its lineup in place and promises to be three days of rowdy, raucous fun July 26-28.

The tightly packed, party positive event has become a staple of the summer in downtown Victoria, as scores of muscle shirt and flip-flop donned sun seekers fill the Phillips Brewery parking lot and adjacent streets to the brim. Definitely not for the claustrophobic, the Weekender sticks to what’s essential: beer, bands and bodies.

Danny Brown is among the headliners at this year’s Phillips Backyard Weekender, set for July 26-28 on the brewery’s backlots. Facebook

Headlining the festival’s busiest day, Saturday, will be critically acclaimed American rapper Danny Brown, who is promoting his 2019 album U Know What I’m Sayin? Joining Brown on the Saturday will be Surrey-raised rapper Merkules and Canadian veteran hip-hop artist k-os, best known for hits “Crabbuckit” and “Man I Used to Be.”

READ ALSO: Ontario town draws fans as backdrop of ‘Schitt’s Creek’

The Friday is a real eclectic evening of music, including local horn ensemble The Brass, the Montreal-based hip-hop group Random Recipe, mashup pioneer DJ Z-Trip and British roots reggae band Steel Pulse.

The weekend closes out Sunday with Shad, the Canadian rapper and former host of CBC Radio’s q, along with American indie rock band Dirty Projectors, experimental music and performance art collective Yamataka and others.

For a full lineup and tickets visit backyardweekender.com.



editor@mondaymag.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Disturbing sexual, criminal trends with Greater Victoria youth on the rise

Family counsellors see unprecedented rise in youth sexual assaults and exploitation of children

Victoria owl tangled in net for two days faces long road to recovery

Barred owl rescued by Victoria Animal Control, taken to Wild ARC

Empty school bus rear-ended near Six Mile Road

No injuries were reported from the crash

VIDEO: Saanich police search for man suspected of stealing poppy donation boxes

Boxes were taken from Uptown Mall, pharmacy on Shelbourne Street

Rain, mix of sun and cloud ahead for Friday

Plus a look ahead at the weekend

VIDEO: Disney Plus adds disclaimer about racist stereotypes

Disney’s disclaimer is a good way to begin discussion about the larger issue of racism

12 Sooke events to get you into the holiday spirit

From a Santa parade to classicial music, Sooke has it all

First Nations ‘optimistic’ about road upgrades after Horgan visits site of fatal bus crash

Premier travelled Bamfield Main road, where bus flipped last September and two students were killed

Princeton couple pays for dream vacation with 840,000 grocery store points

It’s easy if you know what you are doing, they say

B.C. man facing 18 charges after hidden camera found in Kelowna winery washroom

The camera was found at Summerhill Winery on Aug. 23

No new rules needed to ensure timely youth justice, Supreme Court says

Charter of Rights and Freedoms says someone charged with an offence has the right to be tried within a reasonable time

Seguin lifts surging Stars to 4-2 win over Canucks

Dallas is 6-0-1 in last seven outings

‘City that protects rapists’: Sexual assault survivor slams Kelowna mayor for defending RCMP

Heather Friesen spent the morning handing out flyers around city hall calling out the mayor

Most Read