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
The Festival Harm Reduction Project

Take Our Survey About Drug Use at Canadian Music Festivals

We're looking at what can be done to make summer events safer for everybody—but we need your help.
Max Mertens
thump news

Celebrate Shambhala's 20th Anniversary with A-Trak, Datsik, Slushii, and More

The beloved British Columbia electronic festival unveils their 2017 lineup.
Corinne Przybyslawski
thump exclusive stream

Get Ready for Summer Festival Season with this Turbo-Charged Mat The Alien Set

Listen to the Really Good Recordings boss' performance from Shambhala 2016 while you dream of warmer days.
THUMP Canada Staff

Everything You Need to Know About the Drug Threatening Canada’s Party Scene

With fentanyl-related deaths on the rise across the country, 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 on Acid

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
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