Hosted annually by Music Waste Festival, CiTR 101.9FM and Discorder Magazine, the 13th Victory Square Block Party highlights local, independent music in a free end-of-summer celebration that also supports local non-profit and independent media organizations.
Victory Square Block Party 2017
Where: Victory Square @ Cambie & West Hastings in Vancouver
When: Sunday, September 3, 2017 2:00pm to 9:00pm
Highlighting all corners of Vancouver’s diverse music community, this year’s lineup features power-punk trio Needles//Pins, bright garage punks Dumb, experimental folk-pop from Gratifician, hardcore femme-punk from new band Palm Oil, captivating 8-bit electronic tunes from masked malefactor Shitlord Fuckerman, heavy punk rock from Passive, and the hip-hop harmonies of Laydy Jams.
Be sure to get a raffle ticket at the event. Not only will you have the chance to win unique prizes from Mint Records, Bard on the Beach, Coup Salon, Float House, Hartwell Therapy and Wellness, Light Organ Records and more, but proceeds will support Megaphone Magazine and CiTR 101.9 FM/Discorder Magazine.
Music Waste Festival and CiTR/Discorder are also excited to welcome The Binners Project to this year’s party. “The Binners Project is a group of waste-pickers aided by support staff dedicated to improving their economic opportunities, and reducing the stigma they face as informal recyclable collectors,” says Anna Godefory, the Binners’ project director. Binners will be onsite during the event to help reduce incorrect waste disposal and educate attendees about recycling options.
The VSBP acknowledges that the festival is organized and takes place on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
For more information, follow the Victory Square Block Party on Facebook.