During the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, FiveCurrents will create LiveCity Vancouver, two celebration sites in the heart of the city, with their partner Live Nation. These sites, LiveCity Yaletown and LiveCity Downtown will provide live entertainment, Olympic coverage, dynamic nightly shows and fireworks.
“LiveCity Vancouver is all about celebration and sharing the moment,” says Mayor Gregor Robertson at a press conference on 7 October. “It is about the chance to stand shoulder to shoulder with neighbours from around the block or across the country as well as new friends and visitors to our city – to experience the excitement and celebrate the true spirit of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games together.”
Creative Director, Scott Givens, told the Province “It will be free, fun and safe, and organized to create a great experience.” When asked about the winter weather conditions, he added, “It’s a party, rain or shine.” FiveCurrents’ Vice President of Production, Chris Laue, is the Creative Producer of both sites.
LiveCity Vancouver will offer top local, Canadian and international entertainment, big-screen Olympic Winter Games sporting coverage, Olympic sponsor and partner pavilions and much more. The two sites, LiveCity Yaletown and LiveCity Downtown will feature the following:
- LiveCity Yaletown – On the water’s edge at David Lam Park, LiveCity Yaletown will feature live local, national, and international entertainment on the main stage in the afternoon and into the night, culminating each evening with a dynamic nightly closing show. Giant screens will show highlights of Olympic Winter Games sport coverage and visitors can enjoy the interactive Olympic sponsor pavilions, Vancouver House, and much more.
- LiveCity Downtown – An urban gathering place in the heart of the city at Georgia and Cambie Streets, LiveCity Downtown is all about the spirit of sport and competition. A giant screen will show live coverage of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games events as they unfold. This is the place to meet with friends and mingle with visitors from around the world in a lively, urban setting.
There will be something for everyone on stage at LiveCity Yaletown. The following groups are representative of the wide range of talent from across Canada and around the world that will perform nightly at LiveCity Yaletown: Alexisonfire, Allez Ouest, Blue Rodeo, Crystal Shawanda, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Deadmau5, Jim Byrnes, Steve Dawson and The Sojourners, Johnny Reid, Jully Black, Malajube, the Sam Roberts Band, Wilco and Wintersleep.
For more information, please visit www.livecityvancouver.ca.