Do you think the lineup will reflect this almost tripling in size? The lineup is pretty good this year, but not as deep as I would like it to be if I were to travel up there. Next year if the lineup is appropriate for the festival size then I would definitely consider going!
The lineup would have to be on par with something like Sasquatch in order for this move to make sense. It sounds like the are expanding the grounds a lot, so I'd expect 3 bigger stages and probably the silent disco. They will probably go three full days (the first day this year isn't really a day at all, just 5 bands) to get people to come from further than just Vancouver/Whistler.
It will be interesting to see how the do with this. They will have had 4 years to get all the kinks worked out, so there is a chance it could do pretty well. If they come out swinging with a massive lineup it could be a success, especially if both Sasquatches sell out (which I am not expecting).
Camping for 2013 is nearly sold-out, and Runnals estimated attendance could reach 16,000 to 18,000 festivalgoers daily this year. Camping capacity could be increased to as many as 9,000 spots next year.
Are any Americans coming for this? I really want to get a bunch of glowsticks (which are much cheaper to ship to the states) for Madeon and Basketball. I know they are at the same time, I would just run between stages like a crazy person since those 2 stages are about 30 seconds apart.