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Motion Notion music festival moving from Golden to the Nicola Valley.

Director Kevin Harper says after 6-years their festival site in Golden has become unusable, so the decision has been made to move it the Coldwater Fields festival site near Merritt.

"Unfortunately, the festival site here in Golden is being developed. Since learning that, we looked at a number of properties in both Alberta and BC. Nothing was perfect, until we checked out the site near Merritt, and it is stunning. We like so many things about it."

Harper is expecting as many as to 2000 people to attend the festival scheduled for August 23rd to the 27th.

"We expect to lose some people from the east, but we also expect to have a few more people out west attend. So, we think we could see around 2,000 people."

The 19-year-old Motion Notion electronic music festival formed its roots in the rave and festival scene with psychedelic trance, techno, house music, drum and bass, downtempo, dubstep, and breakbeat.

At this point, Harper says they are only committed to hosting the festival in Merritt this summer.


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