The 2014 A&W Funtastic Music Festival boasts a famed line-up that has something for all fans of Classic and Modern Rock.
-10:30pm- June 26-
BIF NAKED was born in secret, to a teenager living in India, the product of a Canadian girl and a British boy, she was rejected by both families, hidden away in a mental hospital from her diplomat-grandparents' society and politico friends. Adopted by American missionaries, and after years of legal hurdles, eventually gaining her and her adopted sister’s release from India they returned to North America. She embarked on what she recalls with humor as a “charmed life”. A childhood of secret abuse, running away, targeted beatings by girl gangs, she was institutionalized for alcohol abuse as a teenager and sexually targeted, preyed upon by a long list of adult predators. She escaped this early life by joining a punk rock band and left on tour, she married the drummer became pregnant and under extreme duress she aborted the unborn child and later the marriage and continued on a deadly downward spiral which culminated when she hit the floor of a Vancouver drug den overdosed. All of this before her21st birthday.
Through it all, her creative and academic potential, multiple personalities, and her unstoppable humor were her weapons of self defense. Bif showcased her life’s journey etched in tattoo ink across her body and with her unique ability to transform her true life stories into song lyrics, she found her voice as a solo artist, started her own record company Her Royal Majesty’s Records and at 23 years of age became a Platinum and Gold Album selling International Recording Artist. Throughout her remarkable career, armed with her unique talent and instantly identifiable look, Bif would captivate the imagination of audiences and media alike, releasing ten albums and 24 videos. She embarked on seemingly endless international tours, several feature films and multiple television roles, only to be struck down with breast cancer at the age of 37, the newly married Bif would discover the passion for advocacy, and a triumphant return to health and what she cherished most of all- her own resilience, strength and her unfaltering relationships with her adopted (d g) children Anastasia the bichonfrise, and Nick Naked her maltese poodle dog. It’s already been a long, winding road... this is Bif Naked’s story so far....
8:45pm- The Young’uns,
Voted “Best of the Okanagan” 2014, The Young’uns have been a staple of the Funtastic line up for many years. The Okanagan’s most versatile band is better than ever this year with many new songs and mash-ups that will keep you going all set long. Formed in 1989, the Young’uns are a group of veteran musicians that have worked the valley for many years.
The bands line up includes: Tim Reardon on guitar and vocals, Don Mutter on Drums and Vocals and Shane Sperling on Bass and BG Vocals.
7:00pm- The Goods
A high energy dance band performing all genres of music from Alan Jackson to Sublime to Lynyrd Skynyrd to Neil Diamond and Young MC.
Aaron Anderson - Drums/BG Vocals
James Taylor - Guitar/Vocals
Todd York - Bass/Vocals