We can’t wait to see you all at FVDED In The Park! Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
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.
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.
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.
Bicycles will not be permitted inside the site, but a bike valet service will be available at the main entrance on a first come, first served basis. Bikes will be supervised and locks are not required.
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.
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.
All Ages are welcome at FVDED in the Park.
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.
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.
All guests will be subject to search for prohibited and illicit items upon entry in the interest of public and patron safety.
Small bags, backpacks, and blankets will be permitted into the festival. All bags will be subject to a full search upon entry.
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.
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.
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.
We will be offering FREE and safe bicycle parking provided by The Bicycle Valet! For more information on how it works, go here: http://thebicyclevalet.ca/faqs-for-cyclists.
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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 email@example.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.
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.
Yes, cream and gel sunscreen is allowed. NOTE: Aerosols (spray on) sunscreens are not permitted.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.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.
Want to volunteer at FVDED In The Park this year? Read on then apply at bit.ly/FVDEDVOLUNTEER
Minimum age is 18 at the time of the festival (July 6-7). Volunteers are asked to show photo ID upon check in.
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.
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.
Most are 4.5 – 5 hours.
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.
Absolutely! You’ve earned it.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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!
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.
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!
Fill out the form here: bit.ly/FVDEDVOLUNTEER
If you have a question we haven’t addressed, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.