Kicking off the first week of October in style, VIFF LIVE has four amazing events to keep the energy up all week long. Whether you love rock, hip hop, or even Bollywood music, VIFF LIVE is the place to be.
And to keep you entertained throughout the week and the long weekend ahead, here are the 18 best shows you need to see, as picked by our city's #KnowFun Selectors at Do604.
VIFF LIVE NIGHT 1
Oct 2 at Fortune Sound Club
VIFF LIVE kicks off with a bang, featuring some of the hottest local bands, performing in front of a room of music supervisors. Featuring a wide range of performances from LIINKS to Brasstronaut, VIFF live will have all your music needs covered.
VIFF LIVE NIGHT 2
Oct 3 at Fortune Sound Club
VIFF LIVE continues at Fortune, with Tuesday bringing you some unique performances from Bollywood-inspired Desi Sub Culture to the rock sensation Louise Burns. This night promises to be truly magical.
Oct 3 at Fortune Sound Club
If you are in the mood for some wicked electropop, then head down to Biltmore this Tuesday. GGOOLLDD will truly make your night magical.
VIFF LIVE NIGHT 3
Oct 4 at Fortune Sound Club
VIFF LIVE is bringing something awesome for your Wednesday entertainment, a special presentation featuring live performers, joining hands with visual artists to bring you a beautiful combination of visual and audio art forms. You will be immersed in this amazing experience from start to finish.
Oct 4 at The Fox Cabaret
Having a stressful mid-week? Need something to chill you out for the rest of the week? The atmospheric band Low Roar has exactly what you need. Take your mind on a soothing sonic adventure, you know you deserve it.
Oct 5 at Rogers Arena
The muthaf**kin’ Starboy with an attitude, you know the Weeknd will bring it this Thursday at Rogers Arena, with massive hits like “Starboy” and “Curves”.
VIFF LIVE NIGHT 4
Oct 5 at Fortune Sound Club
Once The Weeknd has you all pumped, Fortune is the place to keep your night going, with the official after party. Fresh off the release of his mixtape ‘Perfect Timing,’ NAV will keep that amazing hip hop vibe going.
YEAR OF THE WOLF RECORD RELEASE PARTY
Oct 5 at the Fox Cabaret
Need a little energy for the long weekend ahead? Why not enjoy some awesome rock n roll with Year Of The Wolf, who are showcasing their new release "As If We Are Sinking."
JASPER SLOAN YIP ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
Oct 5 at the WISE Hall
For those of you who had a tough week, well don’t, worry, it’s time to put your feet up and relax. Jasper Sloan Yip has the melodies to soothe your tired body, and the voice to calm your tense mind. Celebrating the release of his new album, “Post Meridiem”, truly music for the body and mind.
Oct 5 at The Biltmore
Vancouver’s Rococode are on their Young Ones tour; catch them before they head out east to wow crowds with synth pop energy.
Oct 5 at The Orpheum
A comedy show, in our weekly playlist? You must think we’re losing it. But trust us when we say this, Nick Offerman will have you laughing till your sides hurt. The best pick me up before the great weekend ahead.
Oct 6 at The Waldorf
Leisure Club is going to rock your night at The Waldorf, with their up lifting, upbeat tempo - these indie pop darlings will have you smiling and swaying all throughout their performance.
Oct 6 at the Rickshaw
If you love punk rock, then The Menzingers are just what you need. A perfect symmetry of chaos and harmony, this is going to be a wicked Friday night out with friends.
BLUEPRINT 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Oct 6 at the Pacific Coliseum
Blueprint is turning 20, and to celebrate their massive milestone, they have the ultimate party planned for you, featuring some of the world's best electro and trap D.J’s and performers including Diplo and Zeds Dead. Blueprint knows how to celebrate a Birthday.
Oct 7 at The Biltmore.
Want a carefree, fantastic Saturday night out, then Cassandra Maze is the artist to see. With her unique style of alternative and dance pop that incorporates their style and flair, you will forget the week you had and just lose yourself in the music and atmosphere.
THE ROYAL FOUNDRY & WINDMILLS
Oct 7 at the Railway Stage & Beer Café
This Saturday the Railway Stage & Beer Café is bringing you two fantastic performances, combining the soulful upbeat rock of The Royal Foundry with the indie pop of Windmills, you will not forget this unique experience for a long time to come.
Oct 8 at Rogers Arena,
Imagine Dragons are finally here! Being one of the world’s top pop rock bands, they will be playing some of their hottest singles, like “Radioactive and “Sucker for Pain,” right here in Vancouver at Rogers Arena.
Oct 8 at Celebrities
EDM lovers, get out your glow sticks and dancing shoes, Gareth Emery is in town! You know what that means, some of the world hottest Trance right at your doorstep. Something uplifting for those cold dark Fall days.
Oct 9 at the Fox Cabaret
On holiday Monday night, Brooklyn-based singer songwriter Torres will be here to touch your heart and soul with a memorable performance of indie rock and folk at the Fox.
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