On September 3rd, our very own award-winning Westminster Pier Park in Downtown New West will be transformed into an unforgettable urban landscape for the FIRST EVER Safe & Sound Music Fest!
The hottest contemporary R&B artists will be taking over Downtown New West for a day of great vibes, spirited beats, and high caliber performances, all happening on the gorgeous riverfront. Did we mention delish food trucks, and a licensed 19+ area?!
Get your tickets NOW and read on for more details about your #LIT Labour Day weekend plans.
Headlining, a smooth-crooning R&B duo taking the scene by storm. You know them from their collaborations with Drake, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and more of hip-hop's reigning leaders but they’re more than capable of holding down the stage on their own. With a new album, “The Space Between”, coming around the corner along with well-loved hits like “My Love” and “Something About You”, this is a set you can’t miss.
Another artist signed under OVO Sound’s record label, dvsn brings to contemporary hip-hop a refreshing balance of warm harmonies with sub-bass electronic rhythms. Their name represents division, for the line they cross between experimental and traditional music. Check out their biggest hits “Think About Me” and “Hallucinations”, but dig deeper for more gems from this duo.
A rising songstress with solid range and gut-wrenching raw lyrics, Jessie sings about brutally honest topics that everyone can relate to on some level. The clarity of her voice shines through electric guitar hooks and R&B melodies alike to put you in the #feels.
Pronounced “chaos”, K-os’ inventive sound draws inspiration from genres ranging from jazz to reggae, combined into a complex alternative hip-hop flow. His lyrics reveal his social commentary often on the state of the modern world, and are an overall treat to gain perspective on.
A dynamic and sultry singer-songwriter, Tonye Aganaba has lent her voice to an ever increasing collection of music spanning all genres: Most recently, she gained notoriety within the electronic world following her #1 Dubstep track [Beatport] - " So Good" with Vancouver super producer 'Hirshee.'
With the release of his self-debut album “Every Colour”, David Morin plays gigs around the world accompanied by a live band. Yet the humble neo-soul singer and multi-instrumentalist still chooses to busk regularly on street corners in his hometown of Vancouver. Like the man himself, David Morin's music is pure, authentic and from the heart.
Emerging actress and musician Hayleau is not only known for her role as rad keyboard playin’ Valerie on Riverdale, she’s making fresh R&B beats off-screen too! Get ready to be blown away by this multi-talented artist who shows off her range as singer and songwriter!
Only 18 years old, hip hop artist Prado has shared her vocals at popular festivals like Khatsahlano Street Party and has graced the cover of Discorder Magazine! Relatable and down-to-earth, her unique sound has already garnered many followers.
Omar Khan is the veritable artist. The self-taught musician, singer, songwriter, producer and photographer has been honing his craft for years and is now set to release his debut single and record “The Getaway”. His music takes you on a journey, sifting through genres of Pop, R&B, Soul, Hip Hop and folk seamlessly.
Slow Jam Sundays has become well-known as SJS – and Vancouver’s best night. DJs Marlon J. English and P-luv, alongside hosts Ariel Swan and Aaron Dudley, have built an exciting video dance party featuring all your favourite old school (and new school) slow jams.
"The Freshest" (Marvel, Kutcorners, Rico Uno and Seko) are a musical conglomerate whose focus always been to find creative ways of delivering music to fellow music lovers. They’ve been associated with companies like Aritzia, Fools Gold, Mad Decent, and more!
From NYC, California, to our own Vancity, DJ Arems high-energy club mixes are a hit wherever he goes. Safe and Sound Fest 2017 will be no different!
If you’re a regular to the Vancouver scene, you’ll recognize DJ Jay not only from his work at The Beat 94.5’s headquarters but spinning at countless nightclubs and events. A pro at connecting with an audience, he’s sure to expose your ears to some amazing tunes.
Always experimenting with new sounds and aesthetics, this up and coming duo will definitely make you into a fan by the end of the night.
To celebrate the end of an amazing summer, the first-ever Safe and Sound Festival is the event to be at! With incredible headline artists, brilliant local musicians, and insane Pier Park views, grab your tix before they’re gone! (Tier 1 is already sold out!)
- General Admission Tier 2: $65.00
- VIP (19+): $95.00
- Children 10 years and younger: FREE
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