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Vancouver music and art festival moves to local park and ticketed format for 2024

The move means a bigger fest, but it won't be free anymore
Monstercat Compound 2024 has been greenlit for a park in Vancouver's Mount Pleasant neighbourhood.

Updated: 3 p.m. July 10, 2024

Monstercat has announced Monstercat Compound will not take place this year, despite obtaining approval earlier this year to move the festival to a new location.

“We understand this is disappointing news, but we have an entire summer of exciting stage takeovers planned worldwide where we hope to see you!” states the company on Reddit.

Original: 4:15 p.m. May 8, 2024

What does a block party become when it gets older?

In this case it becomes a park party (or maybe a park-ty?).

Canadian independent electronic music label Monstercat has been holding its annual 19+ block parties, dubbed Monstercat Compound, in Railtown since 2017.

But, after seven years (and six events, since there was no 2020 event), the organizers have gotten the green light to move the EDM event to a jolly new spot: Jonathan Rogers Park.

The Mount Pleasant park has hosted several large scale events over the past few years, including the Carnaval del Sol event which saw 15,000 attendees over three days.

Monstercat Compound 2024 will take place Saturday, Aug. 24, according to a park boards report, and feature music from 2 to 10 p.m., with performances from artists signed to the label, though specific acts haven't been announced.

There will also be "art installations, beer gardens, food trucks, vendor village, and interactive technology and gaming exhibits" according to the report.

Ticket prices haven't been set, but are expected to be around $25; attendance is being capped at 6,000. In the past, the block party has been free.

The Vancouver parks board approved the idea at their meeting this week after the report was presented to them, which suggested the event would be good for the park and community.

"The Monstercat Compound will also showcase Jonathan Rogers Park as a strategically located event space in one of Vancouver’s most vibrant and fastest growing neighbourhoods," states the report.


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