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Vancouver’s FVDED in the Park Music Festival in 2022

FVDED in the Park

FVDED in the Park is a music festival at Surrey’s Holland Park that features over two dozen rap, hip-hop, R&B, alternative and electronic music artists.

This event normally happens in July. Last year, however, because of the pandemic, the music festival took place in September.

In 2022, FVDED in the Park takes place on July 8th and 9th.

 


This article contains the following information:

2022 Festival Performers | 2021 Festival Schedule | Location & Admission | What to Bring and Not to Bring | Event Video | Parking and Transit | Other Information


 

FVDED in the Park Concerts in Surrey

Pronounced “Faded,” the annual FVDED 2-day series of concerts took place on September 10th and 11th in 2021.

The festival happened in a scaled-back format at three different venues, none of which were at Holland Park in Surrey (where the event usually takes place). The concerts in 2021 were at the PNE Amphitheatre, Celebrities Nightclub and the Fortune Sound Club.

In 2022, the fifth annual FVDED festival returns to its usual format at Holland Park on July 8th and 9th.

This popular urban music festival attracts over 40,000 music lovers. Major headliners include the Chainsmokers, Marshmello, Wiz Khalifa, Future, Kygo, Khalid and Zedd in past years.

2022 headliners are Illenium and Young Thug.

If you’re young and like its style of music, FVDED is an event you won’t want to miss.

 

Holland Park at FVDED
FVDED at Holland Park

 

2022 Festival Performers

Below are some of the artists scheduled to perform in 2022. The exact schedules for each day of the festival are to be confirmed.

 


CARNAVAL DEL SOL IS ON JULY 8TH TO 10TH

Another great event happening on the same weekend as FVDED in the Park is Carnaval del Sol. It’s actually the largest Latin festival in the Pacific Northwest! The festival features live music and other performances as well as Latin food and family-friendly activities.


 

Carnaval del Sol

 

2021 Festival Schedule

For an idea of what the schedule might look like in 2022, the 2021 schedule is listed below.

 

September 10th, 2021

  • DEADMAU5 – a Canadian DJ and record producer who has six Grammy nominations.
  • Alison Wonderland a dance music producer, singer and DJ from Australia who created the hit I Want U (2015).
  • BLXST – an American rapper whose debut EP No Love Lost dropped last September.
  • Softest Hard an Vietnamese DJ most known for her songs No Mercy (2019) and Not Enough (2019).
  • Nostalgix a Vancouver-based producer who specializes in House Music.
  • SO SUS a local producer who received a JUNO nomination for Voices EP (2019).

 

September 11th, 2021

  • REZZ a Canadian DJ whose album Certain Kind of Magic (2018) cracked the top ten on the US Heatseekers chart.
  • Black Tiger Sex Machine commonly known as BTSM, this Canadian trio is from Montreal, Quebec and performs dark electronic music.
  • Baauer an American producer best known for creating the massive hit Harlem Shake (2012).
  • Trevor Daniel an American singer who created the chart-topping song Falling (2018).
  • Juelz b2b Tails a pair of American artists who often perform together.
  • Eric Reprid a rapper and Vancouver native whose album Cold World (2020) was nominated for Rap Recording of the Year at the Juno Awards.
  • DJ Miko.So? a 12-year old DJ from Surrey who is performing at her first music festival.

 

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FVDED Location & Admission

The FVDED in the Park music festival takes place at Holland Park at 13428 Old Yale Road. The park is across the street from the Central City Shopping Centre in Surrey and not far from the King George SkyTrain Station.

Tickets to FVDED can be purchased online at the FVDED website. In 2022 pre-sale passes were available as of March 4th. Similar to previous years, 2-day general admission passes cost about $200 and 2-day VIP passes cost about $330.

VIP passes provide users priority entry to the festival and access to special VIP areas. This includes an exclusive private bar with a viewing area and fancier restrooms. (Note: VIP areas are 19+.)

 

FVDED in the Park
The admission gates at FVDED in the Park

 

What to Bring and Not to Bring

As with many music festivals these days, there are things you’re allowed to take to FVDED in the Park and things you’re not allowed to take.

 

Recommended Things to Take

Good things to take to FVDED in the Park include an empty or unopened water bottle, a blanket to sit on and a sweater if the evenings are cool. A free water station is available for people wanting to fill their bottles.

The event takes place rain or shine, and umbrellas are not permitted, so pack a raincoat too if the weather looks iffy.

 

Prohibited Items at the Festival

Items NOT allowed at the concert venue usually include alcohol, sharp objects, cameras with detachable lenses, video cameras, selfie sticks, Frisbees, skateboards, BBQs and outside food and beverages, as well as the usual list of obvious items like drugs and weapons.

Smoking is also not permitted at the festival, including vaporizers. Nor are lawn chairs or umbrellas as they’ll obstruct the view of other spectators. Also, leave Fluffy at home, unless he or she is a working guide dog.

For everyone’s safety, expect your bags to be inspected prior to entry and banned items to be confiscated.

 

FVDED in the Park Video

For an idea of what to expect at the music festival, check out this video of the event in 2017.

 

 

FVDED Parking and Transit

Transit T SignHolland Park is beautiful, but it doesn’t offer a lot of parking options. Using public transit is highly recommended, and Central City SkyTrain Station is on the other side of the Central City Mall, so not too far away. King George SkyTrain Station is even closer, located on just the other side of King George Boulevard.

Music fans that wish to drive are encouraged to carpool and use public parking at the King George Station or at the Scott Road SkyTrain Station, and then from there take the SkyTrain the three stops to King George. For folks dropping off passengers at the site, do so along the west side of King George Boulevard.

Bikes aren’t allowed inside the festival venue, but there are bicycle racks and supervised valet service available outside on a first-come, first-served basis.

TIP: Arrive early to find a parking spot for your car or bike. Central City mall is open Saturdays until 7 pm in case you want to shop beforehand, grab a bite to eat or have a pre-concert beverage.

Note: Outside food and drinks are typically not permitted at the FVDED venue. Music fans are allowed to take unopened water bottles, however, as well as empty reusable bottles which can be filled on site.

 

Other Information

For more information on the concerts see the official FVDED website.

The company behind FVDED in the Park is This Is Blueprint. They also host the Contact Music Festival at BC Place Stadium in late December. The same company also operates venues like Celebrities Night Club on Davie Street, M.I.A. on Water Street and Colony bars at various locations, among other properties.

For a list of other Lower Mainland events throughout the year, check out the Festivals & Events Calendar. And for a list of other concerts and performances, see the Shows & Entertainment Calendar.