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Volume Eight, Number Five: July 2003
Under the Volcano Heats up
Music festivals with a focus on social
change didn’t end with Woodstock. In fact, for the last 13
years, the Under the Volcano festival has been hosting an eclectic mix
of music, art and social commentary, and come Sunday August 10, it’s
The festival is held each year at CatesPark in North Vancouver, east of the IronworkersMemorialBridge (formerly known as the SecondNarrows) along the Dollarton Highway on the way to Deep Cove.
Among the 50 scheduled performers and
guests will be David Hilliard, a co-founder of the US Black Panther
Party in the 1960s, on the festival’s main stage. He will be
accompanied by the Black Panther Fugitives, a hip hop act from Oakland, California to address the legacy of the
Also on the main stage will be a Navajo
punk band known as the Three Siblings, as well as the Infernal Noise
Brigade, and 20-piece “drum, noise and agit-prop” group from San Francisco.
There are four other stages several
workshops as well. In addition, there is the traditional artisan’s
market, food court, information fairand
The festival opens at , with music starting at .
There are shuttles that leave the Broadway Safeway parking lot, at Commercial Drive, in Vancouver, to CatesPark every 45 minutes on the day
of the festival.
There is a
sliding scale admission of $5 to $20. Call 604-682-3269 (box 7164) or e-mail www.resist.ca/~volcano for