Surrey: The City of Surrey announced today details of its fifth annual Party-for-the-Planet to be held at City Hall Plaza on April 25, 2015.
“Surrey is proud to host one of the largest Earth Day festivals in Canada and is one of our more popular events,” said Mayor Linda Hepner. “Party for the Planet showcases the City’s many sustainability initiatives in a wonderful celebration of community and the environment.”
“Last year’s Party for the Planet event was attended by over 25,000 people. This year the celebration offers even more family-fun with expanded programming and several well-known Canadian entertainers,” said Councillor Bruce Hayne, Chair of the Parks, Recreation & Sport Tourism Committee. “We are extremely grateful for the support of our many sponsors who help make this event such a tremendous success, including our presenting sponsor, Toronto Dominion Bank (TD).”
Surrey’s Party for the Planet, presented by TD, will showcase some of the most popular bands in Canada. Headlining the event is Five Alarm Funk. Five Alarm Funk’s high energy performances feature gruff funk vocals, psychedelic rock guitars, Balkan-inspired horns, intricate arrangements, and a few well timed explosions. The band will release Abandon Earth, their fifth studio album, on June 7th. The concept album, describing the destruction of planet Earth by a giant robot, is the culmination of 10 years of touring and the nine musicians’ love for high octane, delirium-inducing dance music.
The event will also showcase local band, Good for Grapes. The band recently wrapped up their third Canadian tour, supporting their new single “Skipping Stone”, which has received airplay on CBC and radio stations across the country. Good for Grapes has gained national traction on the strength of their debut album: a recording that captures their energetic stage presence, bombastic rhythms, and tight harmonies.
The YVR Global Stage located in Council Chambers will offer environmental speakers and popular family entertainers including: children’s singer Charlotte Diamond, cartoon superstar Curious George and reptiles from Urban Safari Rescue.
Additional attractions at this year’s event will include: Sustainability House, a Birds of Prey Demonstration, Surrey’s Urban Farmer’s Market, the annual tree and native plant sale, rock climbing wall and the Salmon Parade.
Visit www.surrey.ca/partyfortheplanet for a complete list of the day’s activities including the performance line-up.