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Big Time Out goes back to its roots

The Big Time Out returns to Cumberland and the heart of the village this August
Toronto trio Elliott BROOD will travel through time at this year’s edition of the Big Time Out in Cumberland August 18-19.

After a little side trip down Royston Road into the welcoming arms of Ash Berry Farm last summer, the Big Time Out is back in the Village of Cumberland for 2012.

As organizers shift into high gear, another phenomenal roster is shaping up for what has become one of most innovative music events on the west coast.

Since its inception in 2005, the Big Time Out has become well known for the feast of visuals, sensational sounds, cutting edge bands and unforgettable performances. This tradition continues in 2012 as organizers not only bring the show back to the Village Park – but to the heart of the Village as well for two days, Aug. 18-19.

The Big Time Out is hooking up with local pubs, halls and eateries to present programming in downtown Cumberland.

“This shift in the BTO (Big Time Out) framework reflects a deepened connection between Village-proper and the event.” says Kevin Haughton, Big Time Out producer.

The 2012 line up is only just beginning to take shape but Island music lovers are already stoked.

From the depths of the hobbit-filled, experimental metal-rock underworld comes Black Mountain.

Drawing on blues, psychedelia, acid rock, and the Velvet Underground, Black Mountain’s sound is a cross between the darkness and grit of the Warlocks and Brian Jonestown Massacre’s trippiness.

The band came together in Vancouver in the late 1990s, at a time when the city wasn’t particularly renowned for its raucous, all-encompassing psych-rock scene. Black Mountain’s sound has never been anchored to any one style, time, or genre.

From post apocalyptic rock to time travel – the Big Time Out line up also includes notorious time trippers Elliott BROOD. This Toronto trio writes songs steeped in history, but filled with present time relevancy. Their ‘death country’ roof-raising rhythm stomp sound has been sending audiences into a frenzy.

Artistic Director Vig Schulman has much more music and other awesome antics up his sleeve. Advance early tickets are on sale now until July 12 and weekend passes include off site venues. Camping is also available now with limited spots available. Kids under 12 are free. Visit for more information.

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