(L to R) Chester Fest organizers Joel Rohs and Kayanna Wirtz. Photo Courtesy of Scott Roos/Special to the Daily Herald.
Annual event scheduled for September, headlined by Vancouver’s Said the Whale
by Scott Roos
Special to the Daily Herald
It’s been two years since Prince Albert’s inaugural edition of the critically acclaimed Chester Fest Couch + Music Festival last took place.
The first round was held in July of 2019, and left many festival goers hoping for an amazing sequel. Festival organizers Joel Rohs and Kayanna Wirtz, were set to deliver something that would have been even more stunning than the first. Unfortunately, a little thing called COVID 19 happened and took the wind out of not only the festival’s plans, but also the music industry as a whole.
Thankfully, this past July 11th, things have opened up again which has kicked Rohs’ and Wirtz’s festival plans into high gear and the festival is set to return on the weekend September 10th at H.O.P. Youth Place (formerly Par Place).
“You take a year off from doing a festival. You sleep in on weekends. You fix the garage door. You repaint a fence and then the festival comes back and you’re like ‘I forgot how much work this is,’” joked Rohs in a recent conversation with the Herald.
“It’s like having another full-time job, ” added Wirtz.
The pair are currently working hard to get everything ready for Chester Fest’s return. The great thing about the 2019 edition was how much care and attention to…