Save the date because VCBW Craft Beer & Music Festival, the Lower Mainland’s largest craft beer event returns to the PNE Fairgrounds from July 9 to 10, 2022.
What’s fresh for 2022?
VCBW Craft Beer & Music Festival
This year’s festival returns bigger and better than ever before, led by an experienced new ownership team. The festival will feature more than 150 craft beers and ciders, with participating breweries and cideries from around the world. While craft beer remains the cornerstone of the festival, VCBW continues to evolve. Unlike prior years, this summer's event will offer live music from a lineup of notable Canadian artists, feature local art displays and showcase some of the city's best chef pop-ups and food trucks.
Festival-goers can expect to see more breweries and cideries than ever before, including those from B.C., the rest of Canada and internationally. Guests will be able to taste the latest brews and learn about craft beer from local fan favourites including 33 Acres Brewing, Barnside Brewing Co., Twin City, House of Funk, Beere Brewing Co., Neighbourhood Brewing and Container Brewing, to name a few. The full brewery and cidery lineup is available online, with new additions being made daily.
Who is performing?
On the Stanley Park Brewing SunSetter Live Stage, VCBW visitors can expect performances from Toronto alternative rock band, Bedouin Soundclash and Vancouver-based artist Titus Bank, on Saturday, July 9, and Montreal indie rock band, Half Moon Run along with Nova Scotia DJ Skratch Bastid, on Sunday, July 10.
“We’ve scheduled two-days of jam-packed music from some of Canada’s top artists to create an experience that will be well worth the price of admission,” said Adam Bloch of Hopscotch Festivals & Events, one of the event's new co-producers.
Attendees will be able to take in some of Vancouver’s best local restaurants and pop-ups including Rosie’s BBQ & Smokehouse, Jamoneria by ARC (Arc Iberico), Wandering Mollusk Oyster Bar and BKH Singaporean-style BBQ, as well as a Food Truck Food Court, curated by the Vancouver Food Truck Society. Each food truck will feature a signature menu item alongside a festival-only special.
How much is admission?VCBW Craft Beer & Music Festival
There will be tiered general admission and VIP tickets available for purchase starting May 3, with ticket prices increasing as tiers sell out.
Ticket prices start at $30 for general admission and $70 for VIP, with the best value being a pre-sale two-day pass available for $49.
What does VIP include? A VIP ticket provides attendees with exclusive early admission to the festival, a private entrance, a private stage front viewing space and a private bathroom area. Event organizers strongly recommend pre-registering on the website for pre-sale tickets which can be done online now, so interested attendees don’t miss out.
“Between the quality (and quantity) of craft beer available, the musical lineup, delicious food options, affordable ticket price and the fact that society as a whole is eager to return to events, we think VCBW is set to be the event of the summer,” said Bloch.
Don’t bring cash
In efforts to continue to modernize the event, VCBW will be cashless. Show organizers have implemented an RFID wristband payment system.
All attendees will receive a wristband before the festival starts that they will pre-load with money to purchase beer and food onsite. At the event’s close, all attendees will be refunded for any remaining money left on their wristbands.
When you go:
- Location: PNE Fairgrounds, 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
- Date/time: 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10
Safety and inclusivity remain a top priority for the annual festival as it welcomes everyone back.
To pre-register for pre-sale tickets and to subscribe to VCBW’s newsletter to be the first to get the latest news visit www.vcbw.ca.