What's happening in Vancouver - Safe fest brings all ages music festival to Vancouver

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

Lana Lou’s, 362 Powell St
Oct 10, 8pm-1am: The ReposesorsReef SharkHOOVESOpen Letters

The Chapel, 304 Dunlevy St
Oct 11, 9pm-1am: Zen Mystery FoggThe Greater WallLiéFailingJuvenile Hall
Oct 13, 2-6pm: A Lonely OrchestraThe VidosGirlfriends and BoyfriendsBlank CinemaPorn for the Blind
Oct 13, 8pm-2am: Twin BanditBuckman CoeDerrivalBESTiEThe BOOM BOOMSCan I Live DJs, TROPIDELICA DJs

Simply Delicious Restaurant, 4316 Main St
Oct 11, 8:30pm-1am: To Jupiter!Wild/KindPolarhorseMi’ensYes BearMan Your Horse

The Prophouse, 1636 Venables St
Oct 11, 6-10:30pm: Allysa BakerJimmy BaldwinSelina KoopRolla OlakSkye WallaceLuca Fogale

Astorinos, 1739 Venables St
Oct 12, 5pm-12am: The Fixer UpperCleo’s MoodWithin RustThe Cut LossesKubla KhanMOSFETTWe Hunt BuffaloChimpanzebras

Oct 13, 5:30-11:15pm: Phantom Head TripTim the MuteAlea RaeThe PlodesThe Bank DogsThe UnchartedNo CenturyHeard in the Mountains

Fortune Sound Club Middle Floor, 147 E. Pender St
Oct 12, 1:30-3:30pm: Breakdance, Abelton, and DJing workshops
Oct 12, 4-6pm: Francesca BelacourtKieran FanningCHERSEA

Red Cat Records, 4332 Main St
Oct 12, 1:30-3:30pm: Owl SkowlSpesh PepConnor McGuire

Neptoon Records, 3651 Main St
Oct 12, 4:15-6:15pm: She Dreams in ColourLittle WildCrystal Swells

604 Records Presents, 1965 Main St
Oct 12, 8pm-12am: Paige MorganCat ThomsonJapanese GirlsJessica LeeByStarlightFake Shark Real Zombie

Kozmik Zoo, 53 W. Broadway
Oct 12, 9pm-1am: The OneiroscopistKNUCKLE SANDWICHClaire MortifeeEvil EbenezerElekwent Folk

Go Your Own #Safe Beatroute Presents, 2280 E. Hastings St
Oct 12, 9pm-12am: BetrayersThe Lad MagsNEEDS

For more information on scheduling and events, please visit #Safe Fest’s website.


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