The first day of the summer is barely more than a month away. It’s time to pull your festival gear out of storage and prepare for the year’s annual season of concerts under the sun.
Breakout Festival is happening in Vancouver at the PNE Amphitheatre June 15 and 16, FVDED in the Park will take place in Surrey July 5 and 6, Constellation Festival is coming to Squamish July 26 to 28, and Shambhala returns to the Kootenays August 9 to 12. Those are just four of more than 40 multi-day musical events happening around the province between now and when the kids head back to school in September.
Authorities know that some of you are going to pack drugs along with your camping gear and coolers. The B.C. government dropped a “just say no” approach years ago and since then has taken a more realistic attitude, aiming to see that people who do use drugs do so in as relatively safe a manner as possible.
“Substance use at music festivals is hardly new, but recreational drugs today bear little resemblance to the pot at Woodstock,” reads a recent blog post by Providence Health Care. Read more