There’s something about British Columbia that always has us coming back time and time again. Whether its the incredible music scene or absolutely beautiful scenery, B.C. continues to amaze. In addition to all its natural wonder, our neighbors of the north certainly do not lack a massive selection of music festivals. With festival season just around the corner, it’s hard not to get a little excited for the impending good times, warmer weather and plenty of dancing. Each year it seems like we’re finding new festivals to add to our list of must-attends and Motion Notion is certainly one of them. While we’ve heard the MoNo name being thrown out in our encounters with our Canadian counterparts, we’ve never had the opportunity to experience it for ourselves. A quick look at the festival’s past lineups and recap videos will certainly sway anyone looking for something new this summer. Motion Notion released their official recap video for 2016 just last week and it has now spiked our interest. Held in one of the most remote, pristine and untouched wilderness areas in North America, Motion Notion is just a short drive from Golden, British Columbia. The Beaverfoot Festival Grounds shares a border with the Yoho National Park and is surrounded by a lush forest and mountains, making it a picture perfect location for a festival. Like so many of our other favorite festivals in B.C., Motion Notion also features a glacial-fed lake making for perfect mid-day hangs and cool downs. If the location alone isn’t enough then take in consideration the incredible stages, killer sound and lineups from Motion Notion’s past. Motion Notion featured a total of eight stages at last year’s event and ranged everywhere from a fully immersive 360 projection dome, to a massive LED pyramid. One special thing about MoNo is their open applications for independent stages. These stages are submitted to the festival, and are built by their respective crews, allowing them to contribute in their own unique way. Add that to the extensive list of local and international talent, and you’ve got the makings for a great weekend in August. With many festival-goes looking for summer alternatives to sold out events this year, we highly suggest taking Motion Notion into consideration. Photo: Z & L Media Tickets are currently on-sale, and at just $299CAD for early entry and a weekend full of music, dancing, art and sensory overload, it’s a steal! Last year’s lineup featured a ton of festival favorites from several other festivals in the area. 2016 saw performances from Bear Grillz, Far Too Loud, Skiitour, Longwalkshortdock, Pigeon Hole, Perkulat0r and more! The smaller, more intimate setting allows for a more personal experience and certainly allows festival attendees the opportunity to have a much more enriched experience. Make no mistake, however; there are countless other festivals in the area that offer great experiences. Motion Notion just happens to be one of them. 2017 is shaping up to be another great year at DMNW and we can’t wait to get out on the dance floor with you! With plenty of our favorite festivals slowly releasing their lineups for 2017, we’re slowly getting closer to festival season! As always don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest music and news from the Pacific Northwest! Cameron Frazier Avid adventure, and full time wild thing. Lover of all types of music but hold those that make me want to shake my rumpus close to my heart.