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Interstellar Rodeo reveals its lineup

Art rock saviour St. Vincent, alt folk darling Father John Misty, and two of Canada pioneering aboriginal musicians, Tanya Tagaq and , will saddle up for this year Interstellar Rodeo.

The lineup was supposed to be revealed on Tuesday, but the roster was posted on Interstellar Rodeo's website late Monday.

Edmonton favourite marching band, The Wet Secrets, will kick off Friday, July 24, followed by and St. Vincent.

Father John Misty headlines Saturday, July 25, which includes sets by Justin Townes Earle, who canceled his appearance at last year Rodeo, Elle King and Tanya Tagaq. The Inuit throat singer won last year Polaris Music Prize for her album, Animism.

, also known as the Screaming Eagle of Soul, will wrap up Sunday, July 26. He last performed at the Folk Fest in 2013, then played a surprise set at a small bar, The Empress Ale House, on Whyte Avenue.

Other Sunday performers: , Lake Street Dive and blues funk artist Black Joe Lewis. Canadian stalwart Tom Wilson will make his second consecutive Rodeo appearance he performed solo last year, after high winds and rains washed out the first day, including his set with Blackie The Rodeo Kings. This time, he be accompanied by his other project, Lee Harvey Osmond.

Fans should expect to pay 10 to 15 percent more for some of this year weekend passes, due to the tanking Canadian dollar, according to festival organizers.

of the international artists (who are paid in US dollars) were booked before the dollar dropped so dramatically, and in order to stay solvent, this increase is necessary, reads Interstellar Rodeo website.

Adult transferable passes are $225, youth/senior transferable passes are $135. (Non transferable passes are also available.) Children (12 and under), however, are now free. More info on pricing is available here. Capacity is capped at 3,000 patrons per day.

As in previous years, the festival shares several of its artists with the Calgary Folk Music Fest, which takes place on the same weekend. While Interstellar Rodeo producer Shauna de Cartier waited to announce her lineup in one fell swoop, the CFMF began leaking names of its acts in December.

The Edmonton Folk Fest won reveal its roster until June 3 even though artistic director Terry Wickham finalized the majority of this year bill in early February.

The four day festival in Gallagher Park runs Aug.

Of Monsters and Men, Alabama Shakes, First Aid Kit, and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings are confirmed for Squamish.
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BEIJING, Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ China's luxury industry's distinct characteristic is its large group of young consumers. In fact, this group is significantly younger than their counterparts in western nations or even nearby Japan, and are ready to stretch their pockets to buy luxury products. This new generation of mainly 'Post 80s' consumers are making China the most promising luxury market not only for today but also for tomorrow.

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Digital: The Internet is changing the world and with it, the luxury industry. While points of sale and brands' official websites remain the most preferred sources of information, vertical websites and news portals ranked second and third respectively, in online information sources, showing there is a strong need for brands to keep their online messages up to date. And not surprisingly, micro blogging (weibo) is a rising star among luxury information channels, ranking No. 4 in information resources. Furthermore, 'Post 80s' consumers are more open to luxury online shopping, with 35% of respondents saying they currently buy luxury products online.

Price Sensitive: Limited by purchasing power, 'Post 80s' consumers are not really impulsive buyers, rather, they tend to compare price and wait for a better deal. They travel a lot outside Mainland China to buy luxury products, especially to Europe and Hong Kong to get better prices, avoid taxes and have an assurance of authenticity. Therefore, international brands should be fully aware that serving Chinese customers is not a 'China mission', but an international practice that requires global attention.

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The survey for this year's China Luxury Forecast polled luxury consumers from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and 17 second tier cities in Mainland China. Over half of those surveyed had annual incomes less than RMB180000. Every year, the China Luxury Forecast examines the key trends in China's luxury sector, focusing on the factors that will most influence the market, such as purchasing power, key motivators and information channels.

Ruder Finn, Inc. is one of the largest independent integrated communication firms in the world, with offices in the United States and Europe, as well as in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Delhi in Asia. Through these offices and our affiliates worldwide, the agency serves the global and local communication needs of over 250 corporations, governments and non profit organizations. For more than 60 years, the Ruder Finn name has been synonymous with excellence in communications. Ruder Finn's global strategic focus is on four operational pillars which constitute the core of our growth Health Wellness, Corporate Public Trust, Global Connectivity and Life+Style.

In Asia, Health Wellness includes GE Healthcare, Mead Johnson, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, Sanofi and Weight Watchers. Corporate Public Trust includes L'Oreal, Founder Group, Michelin, Boeing, Bosch, Volkswagen, Citic Bank, Singapore EDB, Visa and Life+Style includes luxury brands like Cartier Piaget from the Richemont Group, Givenchy from the LVMH Group, as well as Hermes, Bang Olufsen, Lamborghini, Tod's, Breitling and the Jumeirah Group. Global Connectivity includes DHL, Emirates and Hawker Beechcraft. Those four pillars are supported by award winning divisions such as RFI, focusing on Interactive, Social Media and ePR and INSIGHT which focuses on research and trends, producing the China Luxury Forecast and the CSR Index with Tsinghua University. It has been growing rapidly since, and its 130 employees in 16 cities and 12 countries reflect both our strength and achievements. Albatross Global Solutions is operating throughout Asia as well as in Europe, with regional offices in Greater China, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Australia, the US, Dubai, Germany and France. Albatross Global Solutions is a marketing services provider dedicated to understanding affluent and wealthy customers and improving premium and luxury brands' performance.

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