"Wave babies" will feel the music once again this Canada Day in Port Moody.
Honeymoon Suite, one of Canada's most beloved rock groups from the 1980s, will headline the city's 2023 celebrations in Rocky Point Park, which also coincides with the Golden Spike Days Festival.
The Niagara Falls, Ont., multi-platinum band is scheduled to perform the night of July 1, as announced by the city and Golden Spike Days Society this week, marking the country's 156th year of confederation.
"Canada Day is a day to reflect on and celebrate our country’s diversity and the values that we share," said Port Moody Mayor Meghan Lahti.
"In Port Moody, the City of the Arts, we value artistic expression in all its forms, including music."
Honeymoon Suite first formed in 1981 and recorded seven studio albums until 2008, composing iconic hits like Feel It Again, New Girl Now, Burning in Love and What Does It Take.
The band won the JUNO Award for group of the year in 1986.
Their songs have also been featured on big and small screens, including Miami Vice (TV), Lethal Weapon and One Crazy Summer.
Port Moody will be one of several stops along a cross-country tour for Honeymoon Suite this spring and summer, including four in B.C.
They're also the latest among legendary artists to perform on Canada Day in the City of the Arts, following the likes of 54-40 (2022), Platinum Blonde (2022), Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts (2018), and Big Sugar (2019).
They group will join a series of tribute bands, as well as local musicians and dancers, performing for Golden Spike Days from June 30 to July 3.
Honeymoon suite is scheduled to light up Rocky Point Park, 8:30 p.m. on July 1.
For more information, admission and a full schedule of events, you can visit the Golden Spike Days Festival website.