The second annual ValhallaFest had more performing artists, a variety of workshops and installations added this year. (Owen Merrill/Photo)

ValhallaFest circles the sun with another successful year

Approximately 700 people attended

The second annual ValhallaFest took place last weekend and has been deemed another success by its organizers.

Jordie Laidlaw, director of art and co-founder of ValhallaFest, says they had approximately 700 attendees and that the festival itself ran smoothly.

With this year’s matching grant from the Amplify BC Live Music Program, ValhallaFest was able to add more facilities to its property such as better campsites sites, bathrooms and showers, and also expanded their show list of performing artists, workshops and installations.

READ MORE: ValhallaFest receives grant to expand festival this year

Laidlaw says many festival-goers took part in their art events, which they had included to spark a creative culture at ValhallaFest. Top stands included blow-glass art by Zacstronaut, chainsaw art by Beyond the Pines studios, and the face painting and watercolour meditation workshops led by artists Carly Nabess and Sarah Wilson.

He adds that although they took precaution hiring security, they fortunately had no incidents during the three-day festival — besides a few people attempting to sneak onto the festival grounds.

READ MORE: ValhallaFest readies for second annual weekend event

Come next year, Laidlaw says ValhallaFest is hoping to entice more artists on site beyond its main stage, continue to strive to become “a community of artistic and creative people” and offer the “best nightlife” in northern B.C.

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(Owen Merrill/Photo)

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(Owen Merrill/Photo)

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