FVDED In The Park Returns For 2018

FVDEDFVDED In The Parkone of the hottest summer tickets in Metro Vancouver goes on sale today.  On July 6 & 7, 2018, Western Canada’s largest urban music festival, returns to Holland Park in Surrey, BC with headliner acts Future and Kygo. 

Presented by Blueprint and Live Nation Canada, FVDED will once again feature some of the biggest names in dance, hip hop, rap, and R&B. with non-music spread across three stages, including a fresh new look and feel planned for the Northwest Stage, fans will surely find something to keep them moving and grooving all weekend.  

“Once again, we are thrilled to be back with our favorite event of the year FVDED in the Park where all genres of today’s hottest music come together,” says Blueprint founder Alvaro Prol. “And this year promises to be better than ever with increased capacity for bigger crowds, an edgy, high-calibre lineup and state-of-the-art stages that serve as the perfect backdrop for all of our artists.” 

FVDED in the Park is the largest outdoor music event in Metro Vancouver with over 40,000 festival goers attending the two day event in 2017.  Conveniently located adjacent to King George SkyTrain station, FVDED is also one of the most accessible festivals in the region. 

In addition to headliners Future and Kygo, the 2018 FVDED In The Park lineup also includes:

Kaskade, A$AP Ferg, Kehlani, Brockhampton, Illenium, Ress, Nav, Duke Dumont, Trippie Redd, Lil Skies, Slander, Bazzi, K?D, Ookay, 88Glam, Chris Lake, AC Slater, Destructo, Killy and many, many more over the two day festival.

General Admission Passes and 19+ VIP Passes for FVDED In The Park 2018 will be released today Thursday, March 1 at 11am. The single day schedule will be announced in the coming weeks with single day tickets also available at that time.


#FVDED In The Park announces 2017 line-up

FVDED In The Park, presented by Blueprint & Live Nation Canada is back in 2017 for its third year at Holland Park in Surrey.  July 7th and 8th FVDED In the Park will feature The Chainsmokers, Wiz Khalifa, PartyNextDoor, Dillon Francis and Ty Dolla $ign and many more over three stages for the two-day event.

“We’re very excited to be back with FVDED in the PARK for our third year at Holland Park,” says Blueprint Founder Alvaro Prol. “This festival has become our favourite event of the year to produce. It’s a great mix of all the genres we love and are passionate about here at Blueprint, and we’ve gone bigger than ever with 2017’s lineup.”

As Metro Vancouver’s largest outdoor music event, FVDED in the Park continues to bring in the crowds with over 40,000 festival goers expected to attend this year’s two-day events.

General Admission Two-Day Festival Passes and 19+ VIP Area are on sale today, Monday, March 6th at 11am PST online at fvdedinthepark.com.
General Admission passes are valid for all ages. Single Day Passes and more information will be released in the coming weeks.

FVDED IN THE PARK 2017 Line-up includes:

The Chainsmokers
Wiz Khalifa
Dillon Francis
Ty Dolla $ign
Yellow Claw
What So Not
Lost Frequencies
Louis The Child
Jai Wolf
The Funk Hunters
Lane 8
Nebu Kiniza
Nora En Pure
Jax Jones
Harrison Brome
Night Lovell
B Traits
Andrew Luce
So Loki
Live Evil

FVDED In The Park 2016 on sale today


FVDED in the Park will take place for the second year at Holland Park in Surrey, on July 2nd & 3rd, 2016. Presented by Blueprint, in partnership with Live Nation Canada, the urban music festival features three stages welcoming over 30 artists from across the globe. This year’s festival a trio of Grammy Award winning artists making up the headlining acts, Jack Ü – the collaboration between Diplo and Skrillex’s – as well as hitmaker Zedd. Find the full line-up on fvdedinthepark.com

The Weeknd headlines FVDED 2015
The Weeknd headlines FVDED 2015

“FVDED is truly the most exciting project our team works on every year,” says Alvaro Prol, Blueprint Co-Founder and Talent Buyer for the festival. “The lineup reflects our tastes as a company – it’s contemporary and approachable, with both established artists and emerging acts that we believe in and love. Last year’s reception blew us away and we appreciate the opportunity to once again bring a festival to the heart of a city.”

Super DJ Pete Tong at FVDED 2015
Super DJ Pete Tong at FVDED 2015

Last year, more than 28,000 fans attended FVDED In The Park, making it the largest outdoor music event in Metro Vancouver. Holland Park makes the festival easily accessible and unique in its urban location. Ample parking for drivers is a short walks on foot or SkyTrain’s King George Station is across the street for those who wish to take advantage of the fully licensed outdoor lounges. FVDED’s all-ages audience can enjoy popular food trucks and shop from local vendors all within the park surroundings. VIP festival passes allow priority entry into the festival, and includes access an exclusive VIP viewing area and separate beer gardens.

“It’s very exciting to unleash the second edition of what was such a unique and special event last year. FVDED IN THE PARK demonstrates that the lines between music genres continue to be blurry and today’s festival fan is open to discovering new artists from all corners our industry. Can’t wait to see everyone in Surrey this July,” says Erik Hoffman, Live Nation Canada Senior Vice-President of Talent.

General Admission Two-Day Festival Passes and 19+ VIP Area Passes are on sale today at 11am via fvdedinthepark.com. General Admission passes will be valid to admit all ages. Details on Single Day Passes will be released at a later date. 

FVDED in the Park 2015

This weekend, FVDED in the Park 2015 gathered thousands of music fans together under hot sunny skies.  After the inaugural party in the park at Malkin Bowl and the 2014 PNE Amphitheatre location, this third incarnation of FVDED in the Park found its home at Holland Park in Surrey.

With Deadmau5 and The Weeknd headlining each of the days, the diverse line-up of artists appealed to a wide audience.  In spite of the diversity, there wasn’t any disparity between demographics, everyone coming together to enjoy the great sounds of artists like; Afrojack, The Chainsmokers, Chuckie, Claude von Stroke, Tyler The Creator, Flosstradamus, Ty Dolla $ign and legendary DJ Pete Tong. No matter which stage they were on, the audience soaked it up and danced up a storm, creating a great vibe throughout the site.

The two day event seemed quite well organized, as you’d expect from veteran event planners Blueprint Events and the expertise of LiveNation’s sound techs made the music sound pristine.  The easily accessible location next to King George SkyTrain Station, made for a great spot for the full fledged multi-stage festival.  The layout of the park allowed the separation of the stages so the music bleed wasn’t overwhelming between them and the ample trees and open spaces gave the guests a shaded break from the blazing sunshine. While it’s not been stated, FVDED in the Park makes a good fit with Holland Park and hopefully becomes its home park for years to come.

Take it outside! Vancouver Outdoor Summer Cinema Schedule 2014

Fresh Air Cinema is back for another season of family, friendly, fun as they bring movies to the masses, outdoors.

For those of us who grew up with Drive-In Theatres, this is a chance to relive those summer evenings, sitting under the stars, watching movies on a massive screen surrounded by the great outdoors. While the sound might not be up to the full bodied tremble and the visuals aren’t in the latest 3D technology that you get at the multiplex. The community atmosphere of sitting on a blanket with friends, snacking and watching the movie adds its own charm.

One of the biggest locations for the outdoor cinema is the Chevron Summer Cinema Series in Stanley Park but there’s there are a lot of spots locally to catch a Fresh Air Cinema feature. Check out the Chevron Series promo and then find your favourite flick and a location near you.

North Vancouver:
Frozen – June 27 at the North Vancouver City Library
TBA – August 14 at Delbrook Park
How To Train Your Dragon 2 – September 5 at Edgemont Village

Bend It Like Beckham – July 4th  Indian Summer Festival at Victory Square
The Lego Movie – July 8th Chevron Summer Cinema Series at Second Beach in Stanley Park
Pretty In Pink – July 15th Chevron Summer Cinema Series at Second Beach in Stanley Park
Footloose – 30th Anniversary! – July 22nd Chevron Summer Cinema Series at Second Beach in Stanley Park
Mean Girls – July 29th Chevron Summer Cinema Series at Second Beach in Stanley Park
Dumb & Dumber – August 5th Chevron Summer Cinema Series at Second Beach in Stanley Park
Despicable Me 2 – August 9th at Trout Lake Park
Ghost – August 12th Chevron Summer Cinema Series at Second Beach in Stanley Park
The Karate Kid – 30th Anniverary! August 19th Chevron Summer Cinema Series at Second Beach in Stanley Park
E.T. – August 20th at Wesbrook Village
Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom – August 26th Chevron Summer Cinema Series at Second Beach in Stanley Park
The Princess Bride – September 2nd Chevron Summer Cinema Series at Second Beach in Stanley Park

Despicable Me 2 – July 18th at Fraser Heights Rec Centre
TBA – July 26th at Clayton Park
Despicable Me 2 – August 2nd at Holland Park presented by the Downtown Surrey BIA & Prospera
Rio 2 – August 9th at Holland Park presented by the Downtown Surrey BIA & Prospera
The Sandlot – August 16th at Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre
The Lego Movie – August 16th at Holland Park presented by the Downtown Surrey BIA & Prospera
Frozen – August 23rd at Holland Park presented by the Downtown Surrey BIA & Prospera 

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs – July 26th at Diefenbaker Park
TBA – August 9th at Diefenbaker Park
TBA – August 23rd at Diefenbaker Park

The Lego Movie – August 19th at King George West Park
TBA – August. 27th at West Richmond Community Centre 

West Vancouver:
TBA – August 22nd at Horseshoe Bay Park


Picks Of The Week : May 22, 2013

The American Memorial Day weekend always brings in influx of visitors across the border as our southern neighbours kick off their summer season.

Roadtrip: the big event of the weekend for people on both sides of the border is the Sasquatch Music Festival at The Gorge in George, Washington.  Heading up the line-up is Mumford & Sons, The Postal Service, The xx, Sigur Ros, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Lumineers, Elvis Costello and many, many more.

Show: With so many great bands just across the border, a number of them will trek to this side for an additional performance. One of the biggest gigs is set for Holland Park in Surrey as Mumford & Sons perform an outdoor show on Friday evening as part of their Calgary>Telluride Tour.

Gig: If a smaller show is more your speed, then head to The Biltmore Cabaret on Thursday night as Sealed With A Kiss Presents an evening of great young bands; Akron/Family, Avi Buffalo, & M Geddes Gengras.

Cruise: Truly launch into summer with the Cruisey-T Kick-Off Cruise on Sunday May 26th as DJ Drew & Matthilda Ho spin the tunes and Joan-E and Iona Whipp whip up some exciting Drag performances.

Parade: Hop of the Skytrain to New Westminster on Saturday May 25th to take in the 42nd Annual International Hyack Parade and Festival. Travelling through Uptown to Queen’s Park the parade begins at 11am and kicks off a day of entertainment and family fun. Stay and watch Uptown Live! indie music concert festival featuring The Belle Game, Good For Grapes, Buckman Coe and many more BC artists.

Stage: This is the final weekend to catch How To Write A New Book For The Bible onstage at the Pacific Theatre before is closes on May 25th.

Stand-up: returning to his first career, late night host Jay Leno visits the Red Robinson Show Theatre in Boulevard Casino for two stand-up comedy performances on May 25th.