The popular Canadian band 54-40 will be headlining the Bella Coola Music Festival this summer. The date for their performance is set for Saturday

Bella Coola Music Festival hosts 54-40

The popular Canadian band 54-40 will be on the Bella Coola Music Festival stage this summer.

The popular Canadian band 54-40 will be on the Bella Coola Music Festival stage this summer.

One of the most important popular music groups to emerge from the Canadian cultural landscape, 54-40 is scheduled to perform at the festival on Saturday, July 19.

Celebrating their 30-year anniversary last year — a remarkable achievement in itself — the band has an unbelievable catalogue of hit songs, including Baby Ran, I Go Blind and Ocean Pearl.

Lead by chief songwriter Neil Osborne, 54-40 has carved out a legacy of gold and platinum albums and an outstanding reputation for their live performances that carries through to this day.

Each show is an extraordinary affair that bridges the gaps of generations through a shared love of music.

In 30 years, the band has toured throughout the world logging more than 2,000 performances, released 16 albums, received numerous awards and achieved almost a dozen Top-10 hit singles.

When asked about their track record, drummer Matt Johnson once commented, “One thing we hear consistently is ‘I didn’t know you guys had so many hits,’ but we just consider ourselves songwriters.

“We enjoy the craft and whether we’re trying to write an eight-minute epic or just a three-minute pop song, it’s very enjoyable for us and we’re not afraid to do either.”

It is with great pride that the Bella Coola Music Festival Committee brings 54-40 back to our stage on Saturday, July 19.

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