“We Missed You”: Vancouver’s FVDED In The Park Festival Returns After Two-Year Hiatus
After months of uncertainty, two postponements and an emergency venue change, Blueprint Live's flagship festival FVDED In The Park finally returned to Vancouver.
Normally held in Holland Park, Surrey, 30 minutes outside of Vancouver with a 50,000 person capacity, the 2021 edition took place at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) Amphitheater at less than 50% capacity.
Festival attendees didn't seem to mind the venue change and came out ready to support their favorite local DJs as well as international talent. Headliners included Canadian acts such as deadmau5, Black Tiger Sex Machine, and REZZ as well as superstar Australian DJ and music producer Alison Wonderland.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, the downsized version of the festival featured two stages instead of the usual three, with the second stage boasting exclusively local artists such as Kempeh, Marcus James, Sivz, and Yurie on day one, and Sabai, Kelland, JPVALDE$ and Average Citizens on day two. Other local talents to grace the main stage included Sosus and Nostalgix.