The Penticton Peach Festival announced a multi-platinum singer/songwriter for the opening day of the free family festival this August.
Andrew Allen will hit the Peters Bros. Construction stage in Okanagan Lake Park on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 4:15 p.m.
“We are excited to have Andrew on the stage to turn up the energy in the afternoon and make this one of our best opening days ever. Andrew is a homegrown talent, from Vernon, and his music has found international success. Set it in your calendar because you will not want to miss this,” Shawna Guitard, Peach Festival president said in a press release on Wednesday.
Allen is well known across the Canadian charts, including five Top 10 hits in Canada and hit top single “Loving You Tonight”, which got Allen signed to EPIC Records. Allen has been on tour with acts like Bruno Mars, One Republic, Train, and The Barenaked Ladies.
Radio play aside, Allen has also written with the likes of Meghan Trainor, Rachel Platten, Carly Rae Jepsen, on the number one platinum hit ‘Four Seasons’ for K-Pop superstar Taeyeon and on the song ‘Last Chance’ that can be found on Kaskade’s Grammy-nominated album.
The opening day of Peach Festival also includes the Home Hardware Kids Zone (Gyro Park from 9 a.m. to noon), Jennifer Casey Memorial Peach Bin Races, London Drugs Seniors Day featuring Judy Rowe and the South Okanagan Big Band, Canadian Tire Mega Motocross, The Canadian Forces Skyhawks Parachute Team, Captain Tractor and Kim Mitchell.
The full schedule can be found on the festival website here.