Festival Information

We can’t wait to see you all at FVDED In The Park! Please feel free to contact info@fvdedinthepark.com if you have any questions or concerns.

GENERAL QUESTIONS

WHEN AND WHERE IS FVDED IN THE PARK?

FVDED in the Park is a 2 day festival on July 6th & 7th at Holland Park (13428 Old Yale Road) in Surrey, BC and is open from 1pm to 11pm each day.

HOW DO I GET TO THE FESTIVAL?

Holland Park is located directly across from King George Station, and a short walk from Surrey Central Station. The closest bus loop to the site is located at Surrey Central Exchange, one block away. TransLink encourages people to use a Compass Card or pre-purchase their return tickets on the day they intend to travel, which can be done at any Compass Vending Machine. SkyTrain Attendants will be available to assist customers. For further transit information, please contact Translink at 604-953-3333 or click on Trip Planner at www.translink.ca.

WHERE CAN I PARK?

Parking near Holland Park is limited. Taking transit to the event is highly recommended. TransLink will be providing extra Skytrain service each day of the festival. In addition to transit, utilizing carpools, or bicycles to attend the event is also encouraged. Bike racks are located on site.  

It is recommended that guests wishing to drive use the public parking spaces at the King George Skytrain Station or at the Scott Road Skytrain Station, and take the short Skytrain trip to the King George stop. There are limited parking spaces available in various parking lots along King George Blvd. Parking at Central City Shopping Centre is restricted to shopping centre customers only.

ARE THERE TRAFFIC ADVISORIES NEAR THE FESTIVAL?

Old Yale Road (the north side of the concert site) will be single-lane traffic from July 4 to July 10 in both directions. All traffic proceeding east on Old Yale Road will be re-routed left onto University Drive from 8:00pm to 11:30pm on July 7 and 8. Those proceeding to King George Blvd may follow the detour onto 102 Avenue.  Between 10:30pm and 12:30am, Old Yale Road will be closed to all traffic at King George Blvd. RCMP will control the intersection for pedestrian access to the King George Skytrain station.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE TO ATTEND?

All Ages are welcome at FVDED in the Park.

ARE THERE IN AND OUTS?

There are no in and outs during each festival date. If you leave earlier than the closing time of each day, you will not be able to re-enter.

ARE LOCKERS AVAILABLE ON SITE?

Yes there will be lockers on site! These Mobile Charging Lockers allow you unlimited in-and-out access throughout the weekend, and each one features a universal cell phone charger. These lockers will be available for purchase closer to the festival.

WHAT IS THE SEARCH POLICY?

All guests will be subject to search for prohibited and illicit items upon entry in the interest of public and patron safety.

CAN I BRING IN A BAG OR BLANKET?

Small bags, backpacks, and blankets will be permitted into the festival. All bags will be subject to a full search upon entry.

IS THERE FOOD AND DRINKS AVAILABLE?

A variety of food and beverage options will be available on site. Outside food and beverages are not permitted on site, aside from one empty personal reusable bottle per person. There will be a free water station on site where guests will be able to fill their bottles. Information regarding food trucks on site will be released closer to the festival.

WHAT ARE THE RULES FOR PURCHASING ALCOHOL ON SITE?

Alcoholic beverages can be purchased at designated bar service areas, located at the north and south sides of the park. Only 2 drinks can be served per person at one time. All customers wishing to purchase alcoholic beverages must first obtain a DAV (Drinking Age Verified) wristband from the ID CHECK tents located throughout the site. Customers are encouraged to obtain wristbands early in the day. DAV wristbands must be visibly worn by anyone consuming alcohol.

WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT OPTIONS ON SITE?

Cash and credit cards will be accepted forms of payment. All food trucks, merchandise tables, and Village vendors will accept cash, and some will accept debit and credit cards as well. Several ATM units will be located throughout the site.

CAN I RIDE MY BIKE TO THE FESTIVAL?

There will be bike parking available near the front entrance.

WHAT ACCOMMODATIONS THERE NEAR THE FESTIVAL?

For local accommodation options, please visit www.tourismsurrey.com.

WHAT ARE THE ACCESSIBILITY SEATING OPTIONS?

A designated Accessible Seating Area for any patrons requiring wheelchair, ADA, or special seating consideration will be located on site. The Accessible Seating option is available to ticket holders using wheelchairs or crutches, or who have any other physical disabilities or injuries that will necessitate a seat for the show. Any ticket holder who has special seating requirements should email accessibility@fvdedinthepark.com with your ticket order confirmation number to request access to the Accessible Seating Area. This must be coordinated in advance of the event. If needed, there will be a designated staff member available on site to provide some assistance; however, Accessible Seating Patrons who require an attendant are encouraged to purchase a ticket for their attendant and include mention of them in the email. There will be 1 attendant permitted per Accessible Seating Patron in the designated seating area.

CAN I BRING A WATER BOTTLE INSIDE?

Each person is permitted to bring in one personal empty reusable bottle. Bags will be subject to search at the gate prior to entrance. Camel-backs are allowed if empty.

CAN I BRING SUNSCREEN INSIDE?

Yes, cream and gel sunscreen is allowed. NOTE: Aerosols (spray on) sunscreens are not permitted.

WHAT CAN I BRING TO SIT ON?

No lawn chairs of any design will be permitted on site; however, you may bring a blanket. No ‘in and out’ privileges are allowed for this event.

WHAT IS THE CAMERA POLICY?

Guests may use personal cameras and mobile phones to take photos inside the venue. Cameras with detachable lenses or a zoom 2 inches or greater will not be permitted on site. Professional video cameras or video recording devices are not permitted at the event. ONLY GO-PRO and similar style consumer-grade devices will be permitted on the site.

WRISTBAND QUESTIONS

NEW FOR 2018: ADVANCED WRISTBAND DELIVERY!

Wristbands for this year’s FVDED in the Park will be mailed out in advanced of the festival, saving you time from picking them up! For dates and details on wristband delivery, please read below.

DO I GET A WRISTBAND WITH MY TICKET?

Your wristband will be shipped out to you in advance of the event, so you will not need to redeem your ticket for a wristband at the festival.   Wristbands will be mailed out to ticket holders beginning in early June. The cut off for standard mail delivery is June 21. The cut off for expedited shipping is June 28. If you purchase your ticket after June 28.  you will have to pick up your wristband at the festival box office during the festival, or at a designated early pickup location to be announced prior to the event.

I’M NOT FROM CANADA. WILL MY WRISTBAND STILL BE SHIPPED?

No, orders from the US and other international countries will not be shipped in advance. You will have the option to pick up your wristband at Will Call onsite at the festival or pay for a UPS courier to deliver it in advance.

WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT MY WRISTBAND?

Your wristband is your key to enter FVDED in the Park. There is a security feature embedded on it that will be scanned for entry through the main gates, and entry into other parts of the site, such as VIP. Do not attempt to tamper with your wristband once you’ve put it on. Wristbands that have been scanned at the gates and then tampered with – such as an attempt to remove it – it will be deemed void and not eligible for replacement.

WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING OPTIONS?

Standard Mail – Tickets will be mailed starting approximately 1 month prior to the show. The last day for orders to qualify for this option is June 21. Please have your tickets shipped to an address where you will be able to receive them in June. If you do not receive your tickets within 1 week of the event please visit http://support.frontgatetickets.com.  If your wristbands are cancelled due to non-delivery, and replaced, the original wristbands will no longer be valid and will not scan successfully at the festival.

Courier – Tickets will be sent via Expedited Parcel starting approximately 1 month prior to the show. The last day for orders to qualify for this option is June 28. Please have your tickets shipped to an address where you will be able to receive them in June.  This option will require a signature. If you do not receive your tickets within 1 week of the event please visit http://support.frontgatetickets.com

I PUT MY WRISTBAND ON EARLY AND IT’S TOO TIGHT OR GOT DAMAGED. CAN I GET A NEW ONE?

We understand, people get excited and want to wear their wristband right away. Just make sure to follow our guide below about putting on a wristband. As long as your wristband hasn’t already been scanned at the gates, you can get a replacement at the box office for a fee of $25.00.  If your wristband has already been scanned at the festival, it cannot be replaced and you will need to purchase a new wristband, if still available.

I HAVE A GENERAL ADMISSION PASS, HOW DO I ENTER?

All General Pass holders should proceed directly to the Box Office upon arrival to exchange tickets for 1 or 2 day wristbands. After wristbands have been applied, please proceed to the Entry Gate for admission. Please note that wristbands are non-transferable. Entry will be denied on July 7th if a wristband looks tampered with. Wristband pick up will start at 11:00am on both July 6th & 7th at the Box Office.  Gates will open at 1:00pm each day.

I HAVE A VIP PASS, HOW DO I ENTER?

VIP Pass Holders (1 or 2 Day) should proceed directly to the dedicated VIP lane located at the main festival entrance off King George Blvd. Wristband exchange for VIP Holders will happen directly at the VIP Entrance. There is no need to attend the box office first.

FOOD VENDORS

Greek on the Street
Lenny’s Lemonade
El Cartel
Mr. Ken’s Mini Donuts
This Little Piggy Mobile Catering
Sassy’s Food Cart

Vegan/Vegetarian Options:
The New Taste Wraps
Whistler Food Truck
Whistler Wood Fired Pizza
G’s Donair
Booster Juice
Big Dogs
Hula Girl Shaved Ice
Canadian Kettle Korn

PROHIBITED ITEMS FAQ

PERMITTED ITEMS

· Reasonable amount (1 per person) of beach balls and other reasonably-sized inflatables.
· Small towels.
· Personal bags and backpacks.
· Personal amounts of food.
· Reasonable amounts of sunscreen (no aerosol bottles allowed).
· Plastic Refillable Drink Containers (must be empty) * must be less than one (1) liters
· Camel Bak-style water bladder systems will be allowed provided that the bladder has been emptied of water and
the bladder has been removed from the pack – water bladders that are incapable of being removed from the pack
for inspection will be denied entry.
· Vapes & Vape Juice – Vapes must be completely emptied and Vape Juice must be factory sealed.

All bags will be subject to search when entering the event grounds; no alcohol or drugs is permitted.

PROHIBITED ITEMS:

· Outside alcohol.
· Drugs and/or drug paraphernalia of any kind.
· Portable or lawn chairs of any kind.
· Weapons of any kind and/or items that can be used as weapons, including wallet chains or spikes.
· Glass or aluminum bottles and cans
· Hard shell coolers.
· Megaphones or air horns.
· Laser pointers of any kind.
· Soccer balls and other sports equipment.
· Skateboards, rollerblades, scooters, motorized vehicles, etc.
· Fireworks, sparklers, and/or firecrackers.
· Animals (service animals allowed)
· Tents.
· Umbrellas
· Motorcycle or bike helmet
· Water gun
· Gang clothing and/or gang support shirts.
· Aerosol cans of any kind.
· Professional still and video camera equipment (no detachable lenses, tripods, large zoom lenses, and/or commercial-use camera assemblies)
· Professional audio recording equipment of any kind.
· Selfie Sticks or GoPro handles.
· Any projectile and/or item that can be used as a projectile.
· Framed or large backpacks (larger than 51cm x 38cm x 33cm)*
· Flow toys or Hula Hoops

FOOD & DRINKS

You are allowed to bring a Plastic Refillable Drink Containers (must be empty) * must be less than one (1) liters. You are allowed to bring personal amounts of food. We have a wide selection of food trailers and carts with a wide variety of food and drink available within the event grounds.

Experience FVDED In The Park in a new way with our private VIP Table Service located in the VIP Section to the right of the stage! Festival passes and table service included in pricing. Space is very limited, email tableservice@thisisblueprint.com to reserve today.



You having a fantastic festival experience is important to us. Please see these tips to make sure you have a fun and safe time at FVDED.

Make sure that you have a trusted festival friend. Use the buddy system, and make a plan for how you’ll stay connected throughout the event. Look out for them, and have them look out for you.

Come with your festival friend. Plan to leave with them. Keep your phone charged so you can stay connected with your crew.

This is an outdoor event, so please remember to dress for the weather – rain or shine. Sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses are important to avoid heat stroke. Bring a jackets or poncho if it looks like rain.

Hydrate. Don’t forget to drink lots of water during your festival experience. We have free hydration stations throughout the site. Please use them.

Not a fan of drinking water? Anything non-alcoholic will do, iced tea, juice and even water-based fruits will help you stay hydrated under the hot July sun.

Want to spend all day front and center? That’s awesome, we recommend that you consider using hearing protection.

Stay cool. Take breaks in covered areas or shade.

Avoid a wasted weekend – overdoing will result in you missing your favourite artists and entertainers – pace yourself.

First Aid. We have a number of first aid areas and encourage all our guests to familiarize themselves with where they are when you arrive.

Don’t leave any of your beverages unattended, please drink responsibly and never use alcohol for hydration.

Consent – ‘Yes’ is the only acceptable form of consent.

FVDED is a drug-free environment and we do not condone and strongly advise against consuming illicit substances. In addition to being illegal they are extremely dangerous. Across North America today, pills are being sold with substances other than what is disclosed to the buyer. Remember, drugs affect people differently from person to person, so some people are more susceptible to harmful/toxic effects, even at low doses.

Harms from drugs like ecstasy, cocaine, and other amphetamine-like substances include hyperthermia (high body temperature), mental agitation, and seizures which can lead to brain damage and death. Toxicity may be worse if you are hot and dehydrated.

Get medical help immediately if you or a friend experience one or more of the following symptoms: agitation, dizziness, confusion, bizarre behaviour, chest pain, headache, feeling unusually hot, breathlessness, excessive drowsiness, or seizures.

Feeling unwell or unsafe? We’re here to help. Not sure if you need help? Check in with us anyway. We want you to be safe, have fun, and leave with great memories. All our staff can be approached to assist you with any questions or concerns.

Need medical attention? Visit the first aid tent, approach our roaming medics or ask security for assistance.

Medical tents are safe havens – anything you say to medical staff is confidential.

Respect, diversity, and positive memories are at the heart of what FVDED in the PARK stands for.

More than just another concert, we are a community of open-minded individuals that embrace the differences between us. We ask our fans to be kind to one another, treat your friends and strangers with consideration, and make good choices.

Our staff will assist anyone that needs help or feels unsafe without judgement. Reach out to security staff, volunteers, or anyone wearing a radio to help you if you need them.

GETTING TO AND FROM THE EVENT

Plan your entrance and exit: Skytrain, Transit, Bicycle, Taxi, or Prearranged Rides are all good options. Don’t drive under the influence of anything.

If you need assistance with accessibility or have any questions contact accessibility@fvdedinthepark.com.

Come with your festival friend. Plan to leave with them.

Allow extra time to get here, it’s going to be busy. Remember, thousands of others are coming to party with you.

There will be lineups to get in, be patient and make friends with those around you. If you’ve got a 2-Day Pass, you can pick it up in advance from one of the advanced pick-up stations to save time on the day of the event.

For the safety of all our guests, everyone will be searched upon entry. We appreciate your cooperation. A list of what is permitted and what is not can be found here.

Illicit substances will not be permitted onto the festival grounds. Music is all we need to elevate and enhance our mood. We believe that the consumption of all illicit substances carries risk and advise strongly against it.

#FVDED2018 VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Want to volunteer at FVDED In The Park this year? Read on then apply at bit.ly/FVDEDVOLUNTEER

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO VOLUNTEER?

Minimum age is 18 at the time of the festival (July 6-7). Volunteers are asked to show photo ID upon check in.

WHAT IS REQUIRED TO VOLUNTEER?

All volunteers are required to work two shifts over the weekend, with at least one evening shift, and attend one of the orientation sessions we are hosting on festival grounds. You can select the meeting you will attend when you fill out the application.

WHAT DO I GET FOR VOLUNTEERING?

In addition to the reward of being part of an awesome event, gaining work experience, meeting new people and making new friends, you will also receive a rad FVDED In The Park volunteer t-shirt and the opportunity to enjoy the festival when not on duty.

HOW LONG ARE SHIFTS?

Most are 4.5 – 5 hours.

HOW DOES SCHEDULING WORK?

Everyone will be able to self-schedule, choosing preferred shifts and assignments, based on skillset and availability. Access and instructions will be shared with volunteers accepted into the program.

IF I SIGN UP FOR AN EARLY SHIFT; CAN I STAY AND ENJOY THE FESTIVAL AFTERWARDS?

Absolutely! You’ve earned it.

WHAT IF I HAVE AN EVENING SHIFT, CAN I ENJOY THE FESTIVAL BEFOREHAND?

Yes, however we need some assurance you will report back when scheduled. In this case, you would be required to check an item of equal or greater value to a single day ticket ($120). This could be cash, a cell phone, your current driver’s license plus a major credit card, etc. Check it at Volunteer Headquarters and pick it up when you return for duty.

IF I VOLUNTEER ON A SATURDAY, CAN I COME TO THE FESTIVAL FOR FREE ON SUNDAY – OR VICE VERSA?

Volunteers are welcome to enjoy the festival while not on duty on the day they volunteer. If you would like to enjoy the festival all weekend, we highly recommend volunteering both days, or purchasing a single-day ticket for the day you are off duty.

IS THERE A DRESS CODE?

Yes. All volunteers will receive a volunteer t-shirt upon check in for their first shift. You are required to wear this while on duty, and required to change out of it when your shift is done. It is also your responsibility to launder it so it’s clean and presentable for Sunday also. Wear something comfortable in neutral colours on the bottom, however no short-shorts please (no buttocks showing while working). Please wear closed toed footwear while on duty.

CAN I CARRY A BACKPACK WITH ME?

No. Volunteers are required to check personal items aside from what fits in your pocket (or a small fanny-pack). There will be a bag check at Volunteer Headquarters for while you are on duty only. Bags are left when you check in and picked up at the end of your shift. Note that items are left at your own risk; we cannot be responsible for lost or stolen goods. (Supervisors and a volunteer team will be present at HQ which is positioned beside Security and RCMP).

WILL WE HAVE ACCESS TO FOOD?

Although not complimentary, food and drink are integral parts of the festival and a variety of options will be available on site. We highly recommend checking out our vendors and purchasing some tasty bites before or after your shift. Note that outside food is not permitted.

WHAT IF THERE’S AN ARTIST I HAVE TO SEE?

We totally get it, but this means that volunteering is not for you. Grab some friends, purchase your tickets, and have a wicked time. Although volunteers will get to see some music, we can’t guarantee that it will be your artist of choice, and many people will need to be on duty while headliners are on. If you can’t miss out, opt out!

IS PARKING INCLUDED? HOW DO I GET THERE?

No, we highly recommend taking transit, and offer a complimentary bike valet for those on bicycles. Check out the BC Transit Trip Planning page to plan travelling to and from the site, tripplanning.translink.ca.

CAN I VOLUNTEER WITH MY FRIENDS?

Absolutely! Due to self-scheduling, we can’t guarantee that you will both be in the same assignment at the same time, but if you schedule together, this should be easy to accomplish. We’ll help wherever we can – because friends are awesome!

I’M IN, HOW DO I APPLY?

Fill out the form here: bit.ly/FVDEDVOLUNTEER

If you have a question we haven’t addressed, you can email us at volunteer@fvdedinthepark.com.


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