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Seasons 2016: The Perfect Start to the Festival Year

Reviewing an unforgettable 5-days of music

Returning to Vancouver for its 5th year, Seasons Festival got us primed and ready for the up coming “festival season.” The 5-day-long festival featured 30+ events with over 65 artists at various venues across the entire city. With the Vancouver-based Blueprint Events at the helm, this was certainly a festival not to miss. Wristbands started at just $169 CAD and gave full access to the entire week of events, which is a total steal considering the lineup. $1.00 for each ticket sale also went to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank to help feed those in need, with last year’s event raising over $14,000.

Seasons Festival is perfectly placed at the beginning of Spring, when most of us in the PNW have suffered through the cold, wet winter. Ready to finally dust off our dancing shoes and hit the dance floor, Blueprint hit us with a perfect way to bring in our festival season. Beyond the music, Seasons also “focuses on the emergence of Vancouver on the global stage as an innovative hub of music, new media art, and technology.”

Datsik @ Celebrites (March 23rd)

Different from other multi-day festivals, Seasons allowed for the ability to go home and get rest before diving back in for another night of fun. No camping means we had plenty of energy each and every night, and we needed it! Both Friday and Saturday proved to be the marathon days, with us attempting to hit multiple venues and shows each night.

Kicking off our Seasons week on Wednesday was none other than British Columbia born, Datsik, at Celebrities Night Club. The night began with a great set from a local opener, and fellow Firepower records producer, Sub Antix. This particular show was all about the bass, and when Troy Beetles (aka Datsik) hit the decks, it was on! Coming hot into his Spring Loaded tour, Troy was feeding off of the hometown vibes and dropped banger after banger. The affair felt like ended almost as soon as it began, but we knew it was just Night 1. The next night promised an equally incredible lineup of music with Pegboard Nerds, Botnek, and more at the Monstercat Showcase.

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