Sturgis North is heading west.
In a press release posted to its website Monday, May 13, the Sturgis North Motorcycle Jamboree and Music Festival 2013 has confirmed that it’s moving to Merritt, with the event set for Aug. 22 to 25.
The site chosen will be the original Merritt Mountain Music Festival site in the Nicola Valley, just outside the city.
“The site offers three stages, on-site parking for your bike and a great setting along the beautiful river,” states the release, also promising a camping area alongside the Clearwater River, as well as a shuttle service to and from town.
The release states that the event will feature the Third Annual Sturgis North Burnout, the Second Annual Cabbage Patch Wrestling Match plus the first Supernova’s Battle of the Bands, as well as classic rockers Jerry Doucette and Sweeney Todd.
“New this year we are adding some country artists on Sunday in conjunction with the City of Merritt, the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame and the Walk of Stars.”
Some creditors remain unpaid from the 2011 and 2012 events. Sturgis North officials have not returned recent emails or calls from the Observer.