Thousands of concert-goers filled Holland Park and the surrounding area Friday for day one of the annual FVDED in the Park music festival.
The two-day annual event is Surrey’s largest annual ticketed concert.
This is the fifth edition of the festival, presented by Blueprint and Live Nation Canada. Headliners this time around include Khalid, Zedd, Tory Lanez and French Montana, along with Lil Yachty, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Louis the Child, RL Grime, 6lack, Kayzo, Lil Mosey, Green Velvet, Loud Luxury and more.
— FVDED In The PARK (@FVDEDinthePARK) July 5, 2019
Surrey RCMP tweeted out a reminder to parents to talk to their children about drugs that “surface at these events,” while Metro Vancouver Transit Police reminded people that smoking or vaping cannabis or drinking alcohol on transit could result in a $230-fine.
— Metro Vancouver Transit Police (@TransitPolice) July 6, 2019
Lots of young people expected at this weekend’s @FVDEDinthePARK festival. We know it’s hard to talk to your kids about drugs, but be aware what drugs surface at these events and can be mixed with #fentanyl. More info: https://t.co/1BaGSZKljT pic.twitter.com/YzBRzS3Yw9
— Surrey RCMP (@SurreyRCMP) July 5, 2019
Fraser Health also issued a “stay-safe” guide about summer music festivals, warning that drugs, sexual assault and dehydration are all dangers at music festivals.
— irish_mrqz (@irish_mrqz) July 6, 2019
A few things I’ve learned at #FVDED2019 day 1
1. DONT wear new white shoes
2. All the girls are nice
3. White boys on molly love to mosh pit
4. Contact high is a real thing
— Mitchell Redpath (@mitchellreddd) July 6, 2019
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While those attending the concert had fun, there were some that had issues with it.
I'm five blocks away from #FVDED2019 and it is still annoyingly loud. 😠 How does this not violate city noise bylaws?
— Nathan Osman (@nathanosman_dev) July 6, 2019
fvded didn’t look lit 😂😂 literally everyone was just on their phones
— hg 💀 (@hg13_x) July 6, 2019
#FVDED needs to care about neaby buildings tenants forced to endure building vibration defening sound that can be heard at 96&128st!
who due to #chronicillness end up in hospital or have #sensorysensitivity issues that earplugs and headphones cant help
— AfyaEA (@AfyaEa) July 6, 2019
i might sprain my finger skipping through all of these fvded snapchat stories
— jane (@JaneRobbinson) July 6, 2019
Fvded was not my type of crowd. I’m definitely going to see @elohimmusic when it’s an only her show, even if I have to fly away from home for it. 💖🦋
— Lyss ♡ (@lil_novah) July 6, 2019
Mom asked me again why people are wearing bathing suits in fvded HAHHA
— mich (@m_melodias) July 6, 2019