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Banned Boonstock festival moves party to British Columbia

Needing a new place to play after being evicted from its home in Sturgeon County earlier this year, the Boonstock Music Festival is going to Pentiction, B.C.

Sturgeon County councillors cited safety concerns and noise issues this September when they voted to deny the festival any future permits for the site they had used for the last nine years.

At the time, organizers complained they were being treated unfairly, but announced their new location with excitement on Tuesday.

“For our 10th anniversary, we thought we might have a beach party,” said Boonstock founder and President Colin Kobza in a release, adding. “Penticton and the South Okanagan are a perfect location.”

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