We are very pleased to announce that we will be a venue for #Safe Fest this October! Big thanks to BESTiE for putting together this awesome ALL AGES festival!
Our show will be happening October 12th during the afternoon. Lineup TBA soon!
More info below:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
#SAFE FEST! AN ALL AGES, MULTI-VENUE, MULTI-DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 10TH – 13TH VARIOUS LOCATIONS AROUND VANCOUVER
BESTiE present the first annual #Safe Fest! All proceeds go to Safe Amplification Society and The Music Tree to help raise money for the establishment of a permanent all ages live music venue in Vancouver.
Centred around the local music COMMUNITY, the festival aims to be an inclusive experience where access is granted to people of all ages to not only experience the live music scene but also to participate in it. Featuring a mix of under age bands as well as some of the city’s most established artists such as The Boom Booms, the goal is to promote a sense of ownership and participation in the culture that we all ultimately help to create. Access to the power of the live music experience should not hinge solely on whether one is old enough to order a drink in a bar. We firmly believe that supporting the new generation of music fans and developing artists is pivotal to a healthy local music scene.
An affordable and accessible pricing scheme is in place to allow anyone a chance to see shows. All shows at Astorinos, Red Cat, and Neptoon will be “by donation”. Cover for other showcases will range from $5 – $10 and a full festival passes are $15.
CALL FOR BANDS & VOLUNTEERS
#Safe Fest wants you! Any bands who wish to play can get more info at www.safefest.ca. The submission deadline for bands that wish to play will be September 27th.
The festival also seeks for volunteers and sponsors. Iif you want to get involved in any capacity do get in touch. Full info on our website. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Full schedule will be released Tuesday September 30th.
LIST OF VENUES AND SCHEDULED DAYS:
THURSDAY OCTOBER 10TH – LANA LOU’S
FRIDAY OCTOBER 11TH – CHAPEL ARTS, SIMPLY DELICIOUS, THE PROPHOUSE, BEATROUTE MAGAZINE OFFICE.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 12TH – REDCAT RECORDS, NEPTOON RECORDS (AFTERNOON), FORTUNE SOUND CLUB MIDDLE FLOOR, ASTORINO’S, THE KOZMIK ZOO.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 13TH (Long weekend) – ASTORINO’S. CHAPEL ARTS closing show.
Sponsors / Partners
Altamont, BeatRoute, Cariboo, Cherchez La Femme, Exclaim!, Fortune Sound Club, Girls Rock Camp, Music Waste Festival, RVCA, The Georgia Straight, The Peak 102.7fm, Scion Sessions, CITR
The Safe Amplification Site Society is a non-profit dedicated to music for people of all ages in Vancouver, BC. We are working towards the establishment of a permanent, legal, sustainable, affordable and accessible all-ages venue, and are currently operating a temporary space at Astorino’s, 1739 Venables Street, Vancouver BC.
The Music Tree
A not-for-profit foundation dedicated to raising awareness of ecological community projects through fundraising concerts and events. Co-founded by Aaron Ross of The Boom Booms The Music Tree is committed to “greening” the planet by inspiring people to get involved in community building and self-sustainability.
BESTiE is a band from East Vancouver that have been playing music since 2012. Summer 2013 saw the band play at several music festivals including Sled Island, Khatsahlano, Cortes Island, Rock of the Woods, Ponderosa, The Vancouver Fringe Festival and the upcoming Rifflandia Festival. Recently, the band was selected as one of the top 20 finalists in this years Peak Performance Project, a Vancouver radio station contest with a top prize of $102,700. The group is currently recording their debut with Howard Redekopp (Tegan and Sara, Mother Mother, The New Pornographers). The EP will be released this fall.