Golden Hour

August 24th, 2024  |  SḴŦAḴ  |  Mayne Island

Join us for a magical one-day music festival in a stunning 44-acre forest with breathtaking ocean views. Enjoy live performances, explore unique vendor tables, and kickstart your day with invigorating yoga.

Experience the joy of summertime fun, and bring the whole family – Golden Hour is kid-friendly! Lunch and Dinner by The Montrose Local

Vendors list – more coming!
Innis Trading co clothing • Photobooth with Morrison the VW Van • Handblown Artisan Glass by Cre8 Glassworks • Tshirts and jeans by Questionablil • Art by Cheryl Funk • The Cove Candle Co • Mayne Island Little Theatre puppet making workshop

Doors open at 11:30 and music starts at 12.
At 9 p.m Studio 44 transforms into Afterglow, an electrifying evening featuring live music, DJs, and an interactive projection installation. $20 at the door. Included with full day tickets.

The Lineup

Hannah Epperson

With early ties to the American Southwest and Canada’s Pacific coast, Hannah Epperson first heard music and stories as a traveler between high mountain desert and ocean shores. Her music draws from a life of listening and play inspired by musicians and artists across a wide range of genres: from generous childhood mentorships with cowgirl Meghan Merker, a clutch of old time dance musicians, and Peter Shumman’s Bread and Puppet Theater; to practicing arpeggios and discovering the eclectic discographies of European artists like Bjork, the Cranberries, Arvo Part and many others who captured the imagination of a young North American.

Hannah discovered her joy in collaborating with others early. Recently, that includes working in dialogue with the intense physicality of contemporary dancers in Brooklyn, New York and Banff, Alberta. She has worked in studio and on stage with artists such as Fleet Foxes, Ry X and Julianna Barwick and Canadian spoken word artist Shane Koyczan.

Hannah Epperson has been called a neo-classical composer and musician, indie folk/rocker and avant-garde pop artist. She’s performed at jazz and electronica, folk, art, new music and rock festivals.

With violin, loop pedal, voice and innovative rhythmic improvisations with proximate objects, she weaves uncanny connection with her audiences, taking listeners on exhilarating journeys. As a companion in musical experience, she is powerful yet playful and gentle, often exploring the essential cultural and political matters of our age without ever leaving the miracle of the commonplace or us behind.


ZIMBAMOTO is a Vancouver-based ensemble led by Canada’s foremost mbira and marimba virtuoso, singer and songwriter, Kurai Mubaiwa. The band also features renowned world percussion artist and composer Curtis Andrews on drums, percussionist Navaro Franco, guitarist Mark Campbell and bassist Greg Valou.

Mixing the traditional music of Zimbabwe with electric grooves and heavy beats, they create a hypnotic sound that is uniquely built for the dance floor, evoking the village as well as the urban street party.

The music is rooted in the classical repertoire of the mbira, a metal-tined ‘thumb piano’ that first appeared in the Zambezi River valley nearly 1,000 years ago, that is traditionally used to invoke ancestral spirits.

Maddie Storvold

Maddie Storvold is the proverbial black sheep love child of comedian Steven Wright and protest singer Joan Baez. Born on an air force base in Northern Alberta, but raised a nomad, based in the Middle East, she had traveled to over 30 countries by the time she turned 18 and moved back to Canada to complete a degree in English & Philosophy at Western University.

This wealth of diverse cultural experiences and the intimate study of the craft of words can certainly be heard in the singer’s music. Often compared to Joni Mitchell, Storvold possesses compassion and storytelling abilities far beyond her years, and delivers these qualities to audiences with a honeyed, impassioned voice and emotive fingerpicking.

Dana Sipos

“There’s no denying she is one of the most incredible songwriting talents out there.” – Folk Radio UK

A consummate singer and songwriter with a wholly unique sound” – No Depression

Known for crafting music that is both fragile and orchestral, acclaimed Canadian songwriter Dana Sipos invites the listener beneath the surface through a nuanced lens that isn’t afraid to be out of focus at times. A captivating performer, Sipos’ talent for earthen imagery, rich spiralling vocals, and textured instrumentation sets the stage for a deeply moving performance.

She is a consummate performer, having brought her her nuanced and slightly surreal songs to living rooms, concert halls and festivals stages across North America, Europe and Australia Her 2021 release, The Astral Plane was lauded as a ” mesmerizing jewel of an album” (No Depression) and garnered Sipos a Solo Artist of the Year nomination at the 2022 Canadian Folk Music Awards. With a new collection of captivating songs that hold the complexity of the human experience up to the light, her new album ‘Soft Feeling’ is in pre-production

Strawberries and Cream

From Vancouver’s indie and punk music scenes comes The Cure-loving musical group Strawberries and Cream. Comprised of Cameron Blain (Bakelite, Agonals), Shira Blustein (Ashley Shadow, Blood Meridian), Darcy Hancock (The Metic, Ladyhawk), Ryan Peters (Sports, Ladyhawk) and Lyndsay Sung (Radio Berlin, KCAR), these five musicians and longtime buddies unite in their love for the black eyeliner and red-lipsticked goths in hot weather.

Playing the music of The Cure brings gothic delight to their hearts and minds, an act of love and friendship. No pretension, just posicore undercover goth good times!


We move into the studio at 9pm

Interactive art installation

Louder, darker, dancier

The Lineup

New Age Doom

” … sophisticated, dramatic, and emotionally layered … the ‘New Age Doom’ name has come to represent less a cheeky genre mash-up than a guiding philosophy, a means to manifest the balance of natural beauty and apocalyptic chaos that governs life on Earth.”
Pitchfork (US) – November 2023

” Bookended by brooding symphonies, the Vancouver heavies’ melodic tryst with Norway’s dream-popper adds gravitas to their mix of dark folk, drone, deep dub and free jazz. Played with Swans-like intensity, a multi-layered triumph.” ★★★★
Mojo (UK) – December 2023

“There Is No End is a work of ambition and scale. New Age Doom know their sonic dimensions, how far to stretch them out and the exact magic moment to rein them in.” 9/10
Backseat Mafia – October 2023

Andy Clockwork

Andy’s early musical influences range between punk, funk, soul and disco. Before DJing he was a drummer but the band broke up. He started DJing in the late 90s and over the years Andy has had several long-running club residencies and DJ’d alongside legends as Claude Von Stroke, Damian Lazarus, Jesse Rose, Green Velvet, Nora En Pure, Swayzak, Pezzner, The Lawnchair Generals, Justin Martin, and DJ T.

He currently has over 50 releases out on various labels in Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia and the UK. His music has been supported by Justin Martin, Mark Farina, Walker & Royce, Sam Divine, The Inland Knights, Carlo Gambino and more. He has DJ’d at several BC music festivals including The Squamish Valley Music Festival, Shambhala, Basscoast, Festivus and Soundwave. Currently living in Squamish BC, Andy enjoys a balanced life between music, skis and bikes


Jubba (UK, Mayne Island) is known for his legendary genre mashups and deep, obscure tracks. From dancehall to drum and bass, his high-energy mixes keep the dance floor moving.

Golden Hour 2024

Coming from off-island? Be sure to book your ferries well in advance.
They book up fast in the summer.

There is no camping at The 44
Accommodation options

Are you interested in having a vendors table at the market?

Do you have an idea for an art installation?
We are accepting proposals for commission.

Would like to help out or be involved?