By Vanessa Tam
Like most great things in life, Music Waste was created out of necessity.
A necessity for accessible places where anyone could go regardless of who they are or where they’re from, to both discover and support Vancouver’s local community of independent artists and musicians. Originally founded in the 1994 as a counter-culture music festival, Music Waste continues on as a completely volunteer-run organization that annually showcases over 70 local bands, artists and comedians across a variety of venues.
With the first day of Music Waste 2017 set for June 1st at Fortune Sound Club, we had the chance to catch up with Eleanor Wearing, director of the organizing team, about what festival-goers can expect this year.
Tell us about your first experience at Music Waste
My first experience with Music Waste was in 2013, which was the first summer I spent in Vancouver after moving here for school in 2011. Before that I had only attended larger, one-venue music festivals, and the idea of a festival being at a bunch of different venues across a city was really intriguing to me.