Monteral’s Bedoiun Soundclash headline The Big Time Out Aug. 12-13 in Cumberland.

Take a Big Time Out

The Big Time Out, BC’s scrappiest music festival, is coming back to Cumberland this August 12-13

The Big Time Out, BC’s scrappiest music festival, is coming back to Cumberland this August 12-13, bringing it’s signature mix of diverse music and sideshow spectacles along for the ride.

The Big Time Out happens in Cumberland on August 12-13.  Full-weekend early bird passes are available for $85 until July 15. See videos, check out the performers and buy tickets online at thebigtimeout.com.

The festival, now in its fifth year, has always set out to prove that little villages can do big things.  From booking big acts like Metric, De La Soul, Sam Roberts and K’naan to wiring up acrobats in the middle of a field, The Big Time Out has shown that a sleepy old mining town on the far edge of Canada can put on a world-class show. The festival’s 2011 line-up is a study in contrast – sun-drenched party music, beatbox and dubstep, sultry electronica and straight up soul.

Juno-award winning reggae-pop group Bedouin Soundclash are topping the line up this year. Rising beyond their initial successes in concert halls and festivals across the globe, the Bedouins are back with a smoldering new album, Light the Horizon.  Their new offering is smooth as silk and classic Bedouin: hopeful, longing and carefree.

Live looping star Dub FX will be dropping dub step, hip hop and DnB at The Big Time Out.  He got his start as a street performer in Melbourne, Australia and quickly became a star act propelled by awe-struck viewers of his YouTube videos.  His tracks are intricate and infectious. While Dub’s mastery of the technical aspects of live looping is amazing enough, the resulting music is at once epic and earth-moving.

Another one-man Aussie act, Kim Churchill, will be lighting up the stage with many others.