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Vancouver’s FVDED in the Park Music Festival

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.

Regrettably FVDED in the Park for 2023 and for the near future has been cancelled.


This article contains the following information:

Festival Performers | 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,” when it ran the annual FVDED two-day series of concerts took place in the summer.

The event normally happens in July. In 2021, however, it happened in a scaled back format in September. Last year the festival took place on July 8th and 9th. In 2023 FVDED in the Park was going run on the Friday and Saturday of June 23rd and 24th, or at least it was until it got cancelled.

Yes, that’s right, the festival for 2023 has been cancelled until further notice. Those who purchased tickets for the festival are entitled to a full refund.

In past years when it has taken place, this popular urban music festival has attracted over 40,000 music lovers. Major headliners in past years have included the Chainsmokers, Marshmello, Wiz Khalifa, Future, Kygo, Khalid and Zedd. The 2023 headliners were to be Jack Harlow and Odesza. FVDED is a music festival for younger adults who like this style of music.


Holland Park at FVDED
FVDED at Holland Park


2023 Festival Performers

In 2023 Jack Harlow was to be the headliner on the Friday and Odesza was to headline on the Saturday.

Prior to the festival’s cancellation, below were the other artists scheduled to perform in 2023.

  • A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
  • Apashe
  • ATLiens
  • Average Citizens
  • BIA
  • Calcium
  • Capozzi
  • Channel Tres
  • Deathpact
  • DJ Snake
  • Eprom
  • Ferg
  • Golden Features
  • HoneyLuv
  • Hush Music Party
  • Ivy Lab
  • Kasablanca
  • Keepsix
  • Koji
  • Kompany
  • Lane 8
  • LP Giobbi
  • LŪN
  • LVL
  • Mariah the Scientist
  • Metro Boomin
  • Nostalgix
  • Ravenscoon
  • Real Love
  • Sarana
  • SG Lewis
  • Sisi
  • SkiiTour
  • Ski Mask the Slump God
  • The Homies
  • Wax Motif


FVDED Location & Admission

When running 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.

Since the festival has been cancelled for 2023, organizers are issuing full refunds of tickets already purchased. No further tickets are being sold.

Until the event got cancelled, in 2023 two-day general admission passes started at about $200. There were also two-day GA+ passes available for about $260 that included express entry and flushable washrooms. Two-day VIP passes started at about $320 and included the same perks of the GA+ passes, as well as access to private standing areas near the stages and a private bar. (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 were things you were allowed to take to FVDED in the Park and things you were not allowed to take.


Recommended Things to Take

Good things that you could take to FVDED in the Park most years included an empty or unopened water bottle, a blanket to sit on and a sweater if the evenings were cool. A free water station was usually available for people wanting to fill their bottles.

The event took place rain or shine, and umbrellas were not permitted. A raincoat was advised if the weather looks iffy.


Prohibited Items at the Festival

Items NOT allowed at the concert venue usually included 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 was also not permitted at the festival, including vaporizers. Nor were lawn chairs or umbrellas as they would obstruct the view of other spectators. Dogs were also not allowed, unless they were a working guide dog.

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


FVDED in the Park Video

Check out this video of the event in 2022. Unfortunately, the event has been cancelled for 2023.



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.

In the past, music fans attending the festival were 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, they could do so along the west side of King George Boulevard.

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

TIP: Fans were encouraged to arrive early to find a parking spot for their car or bike. Central City mall is open Saturdays until 7:00 pm and those attending the festival could shop beforehand, grab a bite to eat or have a pre-concert beverage.


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.