Vancouver's Victory Square Block Party Celebrates 10th Anniversary with the Shilohs, Cool, Tough Age
Published Aug 12, 2014This year marks the 10th anniversary of Vancouver's Victory Square Block Party, and just as in years past, organizers have revealed that the Labour Day long weekend event will feature a number of homegrown artists, including headlining jangle rock quartet the Shilohs.
The outdoor event is just a couple of weeks away, to be held on August 31 at the Victory Square Park in downtown Vancouver. Co-presenters Music Waste and UBC's volunteer-run radio station CiTR 101.9 FM have confirmed that the free concert will include eight local bands and a handful of DJs playing throughout the day.
In addition to the Shilohs, the artists appearing this year are funk-flingers Cool, Mint Record garage rock crew Tough Age, Dead Soft, Supermoon, Purple Hearts Social Club, Nervous Talk and Fountain. Spinning will be local DJs Cherchez La Femme and 1080p owner Richard MacFarlane. On-air personalities from CiTR will take on hosting duties in between bands.
"We're really excited to be celebrating 10 years of Victory Square," organizer Mike Gittens said in a statement. "Every year the event seems to grow. It's pretty special to see people come together to support exciting new Vancouver musicians and support Megaphone Magazine and CiTR, not to mention it's free."
As before, proceeds from event sponsors and a raffle will go towards supporting Megaphone, a Vancouver publication dedicated to issues in the Downtown Eastside, and to CiTR.