FVDED festival ‘an excellent event’

WHALLEY – The FVDED in the Park festival this past weekend posed no policing problems for the Surrey RCMP.

 

The festival of electronic, RB and hip-hop music turned Surrey’s Holland Park into a "block-party environment" for about 26,000 people. FVDED in the Park was brought to the site as a ticketed

 

event by Live Nation Canada, which also booked British folkrock band Mumford Sons there in the spring of 2013.

 

This time around, the international concert promoter has partnered with Vancouverbased company Blueprint Events to stage a festival in Surrey aimed at a younger, dance music-loving crowd.

 

"What an excellent event," said Cpl. Scotty Schumann, the Surrey RCMP’s spokesman. "Police were very happy with the attendees who were very well behaved."

 

Schumann said there were eight arrests over the two days, for "nothing serious."

 

Looking ahead, Holland Park also plays host to the 2015 edition of Surrey Fusion Festival for two days this month, on July 18 and 19, with guitar master Jose Feliciano and bhangra duo Jazzy B and Miss Kaur featured this year. Admission to the festival grounds is free.

 

Tom Zytaruk and Tom Zillich

 

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