The Monstercat Compound Block Party is a free Vancouver festival. It features live performances, electronic music, visual arts and video games.
A couple of years ago the event took place in September. In 2022, however, the Monstercat Compound Block Party takes place on Saturday, August 20th. This year’s headliner artists are Whipped Cream and Akylla! It’s going to be so much fun! The festival will also likely happen in August of 2023, although exact details about that are to be confirmed.
Click Monstercat Compound for the event’s official website.
Monstercat Compound Block Party in Vancouver
Monstercat Compound is an annual block party-style event that features electronic music, video games, art and more. The family-friendly festival is put together by Monstercat which is a record label based in the City of Vancouver.
Since 2017, folks of all ages have gathered outside the company’s HQ for the annual street party. The event is usually held on a Saturday in August.
The 5th annual event takes place on August 20th in 2022 outside the Monstercat building which is located at 380 Railway Street in Vancouver. It’s an awesome event, and free to attend! It runs from 2:00 until 9:00 pm.
2022 Music Lineup
In 2022 Monstercat artists perform on the block party’s main stage. A different lineup curated by Westwood Recordings performs on the second stage. Schedules for both stages are listed below, although exact times and details are subject to change.
2022 Monstercat Main Stage
The Main Stage schedule for 2022 is as follows:
- 2:00 pm – Monstercat Mix Contest Champions (Duality, Ethani, Oreonic, Rocketman and surprise guests)
- 3:00 pm – Unmarried Woman
- 3:45 pm – Steph Tsunami
- 4:30 pm – Kelland
- 5:15 pm – Sabai
- 6:00 pm – Sol Rising
- 7:00 pm – Dustycloud
- 8:00 pm – Whipped Cream
2022 Westwood Recordings Stage
The schedule of performances for the Westwood Recordings Stage in 2022 is listed below.
- 2:00 pm – DJ New Girl
- 2:45 pm – Khanvict
- 3:30 pm – Zodiac
- 4:15 pm – Fort Knox Five
- 5:00 pm – Jessu & Pyka
- 6:00 pm – Rumpus
- 7:00 pm – Akylla
Visit Monstercat‘s website for full details about the block party and the company behind it.
In addition to live music, guests can expect to see two 19+ bars, along with a variety of food trucks and street artists. Other activities at the block party usually include things like cornhole, the Monstercat Claw Machine, a large street piano and various interactive art experiences.
In 2022 there is also a section for video games where people can compete in Rocket League, Overwatch and more.
The block party is open to the public and general admission is free. The organizers encourage everyone to RSVP via the Monstercat Compound website.
For folks wanting a more exclusive experience, premium passes are available for purchase on the Monstercat Compound website. In 2022 these passes cost $27.50 including taxes and fees. Folks who pay to attend can hang out in an exclusive lounge with a separate bar and washroom facilities.
The premium pass also provides access to areas with better views of the performances, including a balcony section. In addition, pass holders receive a 3-month subscription to Monstercat Gold.
The following video shows what Monstercat Compound looks like near the beginning of the event. In 2021 the block party ran from 2:00 until 9:00 pm. We got there with our camera at about 2:30, so not long after things were just getting started. Later in the afternoon (after we finished filming) the place got much busier. By evening most years the street is packed!
For comparison, the photo at the top of this article was taken in the late afternoon in 2019 (so after the place got busier, but before things got even more rocking!).
As you’ll see in the video, there are a couple of stages. When we visited in the early afternoon there were two DJs with each performing at different ends of the street. There were also market vendors, food trucks and a couple of beer gardens. It was a fun event. And it only got better!
Monstercat is an independent electronic music record label. Founded in 2011 in Waterloo, Ontario, the company also has offices in Singapore and Los Angeles. Its Vancouver office’s address is 380 Railway Street. That location is about half a dozen blocks east of Gastown and a dozen or so blocks north of Chinatown. The Monstercat Compound block party happens in the street right outside.
Monstercat is a place for artists, musicians and all kinds of creative people. The company develops and promotes musicians, which is why they celebrate what they do each year by hosting Monstercat Compound.
For more information about the block party, visit the Monstercat Compound website.
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