British Columbians have a new rock festival to call their own, after the announcement that the first annual Live at Squamish fest is scheduled for Labour Day weekend.

The two-day festival -- "happy times in a big field with great music," according to its tagline -- will be held September 4 and 5 just south of the Squamish Valley Golf & Country Club.

The complete lineup for Squamish has yet to be announced, but several big name Canadian indie favourites are already on the bill, including Tokyo Police Club, Matthew Good and Mother Mother.

Punk legends Bad Religion are also on the bill, along with melodic storytellers The Decemberists and art-rock pioneers Devo.

They'll share the stage with emerging Canadian bands like Kelowna's We Are The City and small-town Ontario's Hollerado.

Pre-sales for the festival begin on Wednesday, and tickets will officially go on sale Friday.

Live at Squamish marks a return to banner rock festivals for B.C., after the Pemberton Music Festival died an early death with just one kick at the can in 2008.