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.
FVDED in the Park Concerts
Pronounced “Faded,” the fourth annual FVDED 2-day series of concerts takes place on the weekend of July 5-6 in 2019.
This popular urban music festival attracts over 40,000 music lovers each year with major headliners including the Chainsmokers, Marshmello and Wiz Khalifa in past years, and Future and Kygo in 2018. 2019 headliners are Khalid and Zedd.
If you’re young and like its style of music, FVDED is an event you won’t want to miss.
2018 Festival Performers
Some of the main artists at FVDED 2018 included the following:
Note: Performers and other concert details are subject to change.
- Future – the American rapper is the Friday night’s headliner performer. Originating from Atlanta Georgia, he has numerous top billboard hits including DS2 (2015), What a Time to be Alive (in partnership with Drake, 2015), Evol (2016), Future (2017), Super Slimey (2017) and Hndrxx (2017).
- Kygo – the Norwegian house musician and songwriter is the headliner performer at FVDED on the Saturday. His music has had over a billion views on social media and he performed at the closing ceremonies of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Some of Kygo’s work includes Here for You, It Ain’t Me, Stay and Stole the Show,
- Kaskade – an American DJ originally from Chicago, he is scheduled to perform on the Friday.
- Ferg – an American rapper from Harlem New York. He is one of the two headlining performers on the Friday night.
- Kehlani – a female R&B and Hip-Hop singer from California. She is one of the two headlining performers on the Saturday.
- Illenium – an American DJ and musician from San Francisco. He performs on the Friday.
- Rezz – a Persian-Canadian DJ originally from the Ukraine. She performs on Friday, July 6th.
- Brockhampton – an American band from Texas that plays Hip-Hop and Alternative R&B.
- Nav – a Canadian rapper and Hip-Hop artist from Ontario.
- Duke Dumont – a British House musician and DJ who was nominated for a Grammy under the “best dance recording” category.
- Trippie Redd – an American rapper known for his songs Dark Knight Dummo, Love Scars and Poles1469.
- Lil Skies – an American rapper from Pennsylvania.
- Slander – a pair of American DJs from California.
FVDED Location & Admission
The FVDED in the Park music festival takes place at Holland Park at 13428 Old Yale Road, which 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 and in 2018 they went for about $200 for a 2-day general admission pass or $300 for a 2-day VIP pass.
VIP passes provide users priority entry to the festival and access to special VIP areas, including an exclusive beer garden with a viewing area and fancier restrooms. (Note: VIP areas are for folk ages 19+.)
For more information see the FVDED website.
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 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, 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
Holland 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 will be 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 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.
For more information on the concerts see the official FVDED website.