BESTiE Bring All-Ages #Safe Fest to Vancouver

BESTiE Bring All-Ages #Safe Fest to Vancouver
Underage folks tend to get the short end of the stick when it comes to concerts, but Vancouver's upcoming #Safe Fest will give kids a chance to experience some the city's local talent.

Running October 10 to 13, the festival is being put together by Vancouver pop newcomers BESTiE. The lineup is still coming together, but the Boom Booms have been confirmed to play. The festival is currently seeking submissions from bands and DJs interested in playing; the bill promises to include some underage groups, in addition to more established acts, plus workshops.

The event — which includes Exclaim! as a sponsor — aims to be ultra affordable, since gigs at Astorinos, Red Cat and Neptoon will all be by-donation. Cover for shows at other venues costs between $5 and $10, with a full festival pass priced at just $15. Proceeds will go to the all-ages-oriented local organization Safe Amplification Site Society and the Music Tree.

The festival's website describes the event like this: "Centred around the local music community, the festival aims to be an inclusive experience where access is granted to people of all ages to not only experience the live music scene but also to participate in it... Access to the power of the live music experience should not hinge solely on whether one is old enough to order a drink in a bar."

The full schedule will be confirmed on September 30. In the meantime, check out #Safe Fest's website for more details.