Music Waste is an independent, non-profit music + art festival in Vancouver, BC. We are totally volunteer organized and run. 


The 2019 Music Waste organizing committee is: Gal Av-Gay, Tom Bancroft, Julie Colero, Natalie Corbo, Dora Dubber, Sabia Hurley, Alie Lynch, and Phoenix Robson.

//About Us

/A note on safety...

If you find yourself or someone else in a sticky or unsafe situation at Music Waste, no matter how small it may seem, PLEASE reach out to a volunteer or show rep (or any of the folks pictured above!) so we can work with venue staff to resolve things & make sure you have a good night. 

If someone is overdosing or having substance-related trouble, find a volunteer immediately.


We aim to create a supportive and non-threatening environment. 

To us, this means:

/No sexism

/No racism

/No homophobia

/No queerphobia

/No transphobia

/No fatphobia

/No ableism

/No ageism*

…in short, respect the space + each other!

Music Waste does not tolerate harassment of any kind. This includes any form of verbal or physical abuse, and the use of derogatory or discriminatory language, gestures or actions. 

If you want to chat about a specific incident, or our organizational values, email us at and we’ll get back to you asap! We believe survivors.

We are an entirely volunteer-run organization and are doing our best to create a safe, inclusive, affordable local festival. If we are messing that up, please let us know. We're not perfect but we're trying!

Thanks to Good Night Out Vancouver for their support + for helping us get these thoughts down on paper.

*we strive to host several all ages shows during Music Waste, and expect all acts in the festival to be ok with that; the law and some venues make it impossible to have a completely all ages festival and still pay all the acts while keeping Music Waste accessible