VICTORIA -- A star-studded lineup of musical artists, including Wu-Tang Clan, are coming to Vancouver Island as part of the 2020 Laketown Shakedown music festival this summer.

The annual festival – which previously saw headliners like Snoop Dogg, Smash Mouth and Incubus – will take place at the private Laketown Ranch Music & Recreation Park near Lake Cowichan from June 26 to 28.

The three-day, all-ages event features a range of musical genres, including performers from Vancouver Island and across the world. 

On the local level, bands from Vancouver Island will open the festival on its first day, Friday, June 26. Local performers include the island-based rock band Current Swell, the Victoria-formed electronic and hip hop group Astrocolor and Salt Spring-based DJ Neon Steve. 

Meanwhile, among the headlining artists for the festival's second and third days include Wu-Tang Clan, Ludacris, Third Eye Blind, Nelly and Gramatik. 

People interested in attending the event can camp at the venue, which includes showers, water stations, food vendors and beverage gardens or find off-site accommodations. 

Early bird tickets for this year's Laketown Shakedown go on sale on Friday, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased through the event's official website here

The full lineup for Laketown Shakedown 2020, in no particular order, is:

  • Wu-Tang Clan
  • Ludacris
  • Third Eye Blind
  • Nelly
  • Gramatik
  • A Tribe Called Red
  • Current Swell
  • The Beaches
  • WhiteReaper
  • Haviah Mighty
  • Snotty Nose Rez Kids
  • Goldfish
  • Krafty Kuts
  • Moontricks
  • Shred Kelly
  • Astrocolor
  • Neon Steve
  • K+Lab
  • Murge
  • Old Soul rebel
  • Vince Vaccaro
  • Father Funk
  • Scenic Route to Alaska
  • Naturalist
  • Bridal Party
  • Mt. Doyle
  • Missy D
  • Kimmortal
  • The Katherines
  • Michaela Slinger
  • Stardawg
  • Neil James
  • Astrocolor
  • DJ Low
  • DJ Anger
  • Nostic & Nicki
  • The Odd Neighbourhood