Published Jul 20, 2010Vancouver's favourite Labour Day celebration, the Victory Square Block Party, has announced it will return this year after a brief 2009 hiatus, and that's definitely a good reason to rejoice.
The fifth edition of the Victory Square Block Party - an annual local music showcase and end-of-summer cool-kids carnival - will take place September 5, organized by the folks behind Music Waste and co-sponsored by Megaphone magazine.
"Despite having to jump through a lot of hoops with the parks and city, we're really excited to be back this year," Victory Square Block Party/Music Waste organizer Cam Reed tells Exclaim! "We have a great team of people working on it, many of which helped organize Music Waste. The staff of Megaphone are also playing a big role in coordinating the festival."
Victory Square's official Labour Day lineup is still in the works, but festivities kick off this weekend with a Victory Square Block Party fundraiser at Vancouver's Astoria Hotel (729 E. Hastings) on Saturday (July 24), when Watermelon, B-Lines and Peace will fill the bill, along with Radio Zero DJs and Dustin Bromley.
If Saturday's performance gives a sign of things to come on Labour Day weekend, the Victory Square 2010 should not be missed. It's an excellent back-to-work, back-to-school send-off - even better than starting September with a fresh box of Laurentien pencil crayons.
Reed also adds: "We're currently looking for sponsors that would be interested in having 1,500 of Vancouver's young creative community stare at their logo on stage for seven hours. We're not sure if that kind of exposure is interesting to any businesses with some money to through around, but we'll see. They can contact us here: [email protected]"
Saturday's Block Party fundraiser lineup:
Radio Zero DJs