The Festival Harm Reduction Project

Tainted Drugs at Music Festivals a Major Concern for Canadians: VICE Survey

Over 4,600 people responded to our questionnaire about substance use and harm reduction at concerts.
Max Mertens

Everything You Need to Know About the Fentanyl Epidemic Taking Place in Canada's Nightlife Scene

With opioid-related deaths on the rise across Canada, here's what clubs and festivals are doing to fight back.
Hollie McGowan

These Photos of Sober Ravers at Shambhala 2016 Prove You Don’t Need Drugs to Have Fun

Behind the scenes of the Canadian electronic music festival's substance-free zone Camp Clean Beats.
Johnny Erwin & Daniel J. Pierce
thump news

Shambhala Festival Wants to Expand Its Drug-Testing Services to Include Fentanyl

The decision was spurred by British Columbia’s recently-declared public state of emergency.
Krystal Rodriguez

How Do We Stop Drug Deaths at Canadian Music Festivals?

More organizers and promoters want to offer drug testing kits on site, but fear having their operating licenses revoked.
Sarah Ratchford

These Amazing Music Festival Photos Will Make You Feel Like You’re Tripping

Canadian photographer Sarah Anne Johnson discusses her new exhibition 'Field Trip.'
Rebecca Krauss
Festival Season!

Shambhala Music Festival Announces 2016 Lineup with AlunaGeorge, Questlove, Rusko, and More

The 19th edition of British Columbia's bass-friendly event will also include Boys Noize, Cut Chemist, Mija, and others.
Gigen Mammoser

How Burning Man Culture Changed Festivals Around the World

The week-long desert party laid the foundations for festivals all around the world, from Boomtown and Secret Garden Party to events in Denmark, Australia, South Africa, and Bulgaria.
David Hillier
canadian music festivals

How Will the Weak Canadian Dollar Impact Music Festivals This Year?

THUMP spoke to six organizers across the country to find out what a hurting loonie means for concert-goers.
Rebecca Krauss
my city

Vancouver Says Goodbye to "No Fun City" Nickname in 2015

Our "My City" series concludes with The Librarian's roundup of the West Coast's best.
The Librarian
Festival Season!

10 Things I Hate about Festivals in Canada

Let's be honest, the rest of the world isn't clamouring to come visit us come festival season.
THUMP Canada Staff
crate expectations

Crate Expectations: MK

Marc Kinchen first loved song was "Happy Birthday." Who would have thought?
Marc Kinchen