Peachfest reveals headliner
Colin Dacre - Jan 10, 2019 - Biz Releases

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The Penticton Peach Festival has announced its opening night headliner.

The Crash Test Dummies will be playing the Peter Bros. Construction stage Aug. 7.

“This is the first time the Crash Test Dummies have played the Penticton Peach Festival and, in fact, the first time they have played in the Okanagan,” said Don Kendall, president of the Penticton Peach Festival. “They are one of the most successful groups in Canadian music and touring again after a multi-year hiatus.”

The band announced in September they would be reuniting to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their album God Shuffled His Feet, which sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide.

Crash Test Dummies are most identifiable through Brad Roberts and his distinctive bass-baritone voice. Another original member of the group, Ellen Reid, will also tour with them. She was the lead vocalist on the hit The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead, featured in the movie Dumb and Dumber.

“We are absolutely ecstatic to welcome the Crash Test Dummies for the opening night of the 2019 Penticton Peach Festival on Aug. 7, and this wouldn’t be possible without the evening’s sponsor, Peters Bros. Construction,” said Kendall. “Make sure you plan to come early for what is sure to be a jam-packed Okanagan Lake Park.”

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