2 Weeks Until LiveCity Vancouver

Thursday, January 28, 2010

During the 2010 Winter Games, the City of Vancouver, with support from the Government of Canada, will host LiveCity Vancouver – two exciting and distinct outdoor celebration sites (LiveCity Yaletown and LiveCity Downtown) in the heart of the city. LiveCity Vancouver will offer free, fun and family Games-time memories, offering top local, Canadian and international entertainment, big-screen Olympic Winter Games sporting coverage, Olympic sponsor and partner pavilions and much more.

FiveCurrents is thrilled to be producing this event in concert with Live Nation and the teams are currently gearing up for the opening of LiveCity Downtown and LiveCity Yaletown as the Olympic Games approach. FiveCurrents’ Chris Laue, the Creative Producer of both sites, said, “I’m looking forward to bringing LiveCity Vancouver to both the people of Vancouver and visitors alike, offering them two free sites where they can celebrate the Olympic Games.”

• 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 Yaletown will be open the evening of February 11 and throughout the Olympic Games February 12 – 28 from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. daily.

• 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. Visit 2010 Canada Pavilion and the Province of Manitoba’s pavilion; enjoy the best in local food and drink and cheer our athletes on to gold. Just steps from BC Place and General Motors Place (Canada Hockey Place), this is as close as you’ll get to the action without having a ticket. LiveCity Downtown will be open February 13 – 28, 11 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. daily, and again March 12 – 14 and March 18 – 21, from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. to celebrate the Paralympic Winter Games.

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 on LiveCity Vancouver, please click here.

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Vancouver Mayor Unveils LiveCity Vancouver

Thursday, October 8, 2009

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.


Six Months Until Vancouver Olympics

Friday, September 4, 2009

With the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games less than six months away, FiveCurrents is gearing up for another exciting Games. NBC’s Today Show recently profiled Vancouver’s progress gearing up for the Games kick off in February, 2010. To see the clip, please click here.

In partnership with Live Nation, FiveCurrent’s Scott Givens will be producing two celebration sites in Vancouver during the Olympic Games, February 12-28, 2010. The two sites will host live entertainment, show footage of the day’s Olympic achievements, and serve as a gathering place for the multitudes of residents and fans in Vancouver for the XXI Olympic Winter Games.

Live City Vancouver

David Lam Park and the former bus depot site at Georgia and Beatty Streets will come alive as locations for Live City Vancouver during the Olympic Winter Games. The two sites will be connected by pedestrian thoroughfares on Hamilton and Mainland Streets, passing through Yaletown.

O-Zone Richmond

Richmond’s official Vancouver 2010 celebration site, known as the O-Zone, will be home to 17 nights of festivities in an outstanding riverfront location, linking the Richmond Olympic Oval precinct with the Canada Line rapid transit system during the 2010 Winter Games.

For the entertainment lineup and other information, please click here.