MECOG heats up Kelowna with Calvin Harris, Tegan and Sara

KELOWNA – The lineup for the 2014 edition of “Canada’s hottest beach festival” was announced on May 20.

Calvin Harris, Chromeo, J. Cole and Tegan and Sara will headline the annual

Monster Energy Center of Gravity festival, also known as MECOG.

The three-day event brings music – heavy on EDM, hip-hop and indie rock – and action sports to Kelowna’s City Park from Friday, July 25 to Sunday, July 27.

An estimated 30,000 people are expected to attend the festival, produced by Wet Ape Productions.

Other featured artists this year include Adventure Club, Matt & Kim, Morgan Page, Capital Cities, The Glitch Mob and Trinidad James.

Also, more than 150 world-class athletes will compete in seven extreme sports,

including beach volleyball, basketball, freestyle mountain biking, wakeboarding, freestyle motocross, skateboarding and BMX. The sports lineup, including participating athletes and celebrity hosts, will be announced in June.

Three-day festival passes currently start at $209.95, plus taxes and fees, via Centerofgravity.ca.

Also in Kelowna this summer, Keloha Music & Arts Festival will make the city’s Waterfront Park a busy place from July 11 to 13. Wet Ape Productions will again transform the area along Okanagan Lake into “a tropical island oasis” – complete with palm trees, tiki torches and the Lakeside Lounge beverage gardens – for three days of performances by some of the biggest names in indie, rock and alternative music. Headliners include The Naked and Famous, Local Natives and Monster Truck, along with Sky Ferreira, Kongos, St. Lucia, The Mowgli’s, Terraplane Sun, Hey Ocean!, Blondfire, The Funk Hunters, Cayucas, ASTR, The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, Jon and Roy, and others.