Vancouver can boast an impressive music scene. But for minors, seeing your favourite band can be difficult when they’re playing at a 19+ venue. #Safe Fest wants to change that. The four-day music festival, this weekend, is an all-ages event that aims to be an inclusive environment for music lovers young and old.
#Safe Fest, presented by local band BESTiE, will feature live shows at a number of venues all over Vancouver. The lineup is a mix of bands, from established artists to under age bands that are normally unable to perform at bars or clubs. In addition to live shows, there will also be workshops by community leaders. Attendees are encouraged to not just enjoy the live music scene but to participate in it. #Safe Fest’s goal is to access the power of live music and promote a sense of ownership and participation in a culture that everyone helps to create.
#Safe Fest hopes to be an inclusive event by not only being all-ages but by also keeping ticket prices low. Tickets range from $5-10, with by donation shows at three venues – Astorinos, Red Cat, and Neptoon – to ensure anyone can attend. All proceeds will go to the Safe Amplification Site Society and The Music Tree to help establish a permanent all-ages live music venue in Vancouver.
Venues and Lineup
The Chapel, 304 Dunlevy St
Oct 11, 9pm-1am: Zen Mystery Fogg, The Greater Wall, Lié, Failing, Juvenile Hall
Oct 13, 2-6pm: A Lonely Orchestra, The Vidos, Girlfriends and Boyfriends, Blank Cinema, Porn for the Blind
Oct 13, 8pm-2am: Twin Bandit, Buckman Coe, Derrival, BESTiE, The BOOM BOOMS, Can I Live DJs, TROPIDELICA DJs
Astorinos, 1739 Venables St
Oct 12, 5pm-12am: The Fixer Upper, Cleo’s Mood, Within Rust, The Cut Losses, Kubla Khan, MOSFETT, We Hunt Buffalo, Chimpanzebras
Oct 13, 5:30-11:15pm: Phantom Head Trip, Tim the Mute, Alea Rae, The Plodes, The Bank Dogs, The Uncharted, No Century, Heard in the Mountains
For more information on scheduling and events, please visit #Safe Fest’s website.