Under the Volcano Festival of Art and Social Change
August 6-12, 1999

Canada's largest annual political arts festival invites you to help celebrate our 10th anniversary as hundreds of activists and artists from all over North America come together in Vancouver, BC for a week of  Art and Resistance.  Join us in building and strengthening a regional political culture in a week of actions, art and information as we direct our energy towards opposing militarism and imperialism right here at home as Vancouver hosts Aerospace North America, one of the world's largest military and aviation trade shows, August 10th -12th.  People will come together for a full day conference, our annual music and political arts festival, and three days of mass demonstrations, direct actions and street theatre as we expose and oppose the multi-billion dollar corporate arms trade.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6TH (54th anniversary of the Bombing of Hiroshima)

Family Supper and Evening with Dr. Rosalie Bertell
    Keynote speaker (Dr Rosalie Bertell), Music, Lantern Making and Peace Ceremony at St Mark's, Trinity, St George's Church: Larch @ 2nd ave. Presented by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (985-7147 or email: jlydiard@sfu.ca)

Rock Against Prisons
    Join Daughters of the Wind, Ani Kyd, Che: Chapter 127, LOUD and Submission Hold for a night of music to support the struggle for justice in our prison system.  7:30pm Heritage Hall (3102 Main St.).


Relearning Resistance Conference
We are expecting 300-500 people for a conference to confront issues of militarism and imperialism. (Britannia Community Centre. 10am-6pm.  5-25$). Meet face-to-face with activists and artists from around North America in a series of plenary discussions and workshops, with well-known speakers and experts on various issues tied to militarism, imperialism and their effects on today's world.  For an updated schedule and registration information, visit the conference web page.

Reclaim the Streets to follow! The Power of the People begins here! (Bring a portable radio and batteries - YOU are carrying the sound system, as we pump the music over pirate radio!)


Prisoner's Justice Day
11:00 - 1:00 Before heading out to Cates Park for the festival, come speak out for justice in our prisons at the Vancouver Pretrial Centre (275 E.Cordova) with speakers, music and children's activities on site.

Under the Volcano!
12:00 The festival explodes into our 10th anniversary on the 55 acres forested Cates Park in North Vancouver - 50 artists on 5 stages.

Get directions : Get a map

We encourage you to cycle, take transit or use our new & improved shuttle bus service:

  • Shuttles leave Carnagie Center @ 11 am and Grandview Park @ 11am, 12:20 & 2 pm.
  • Service between Phibbs Exchange & Cates Park runs 11am - 3pm & 8 - 11pm.
  • Bike convoys leave Grandview Park @ 11 am & 1 pm.
  • Return shuttles from Cates Park @ 8 & 10:30 pm.

  • Schedule:

    Main Stage

    12:15 Saltwater June
    1:25 Yu-Ping Chen
    2:05 Sailani Sharma
    2:30 Flying Folk Army
    3:15 Chief Leonard George & Children Of Takaya
    4:00 Niga
    5:00 Lourdes Perez
    5:55 Elizabeth Fischer & Gypsy Fire
    6:35 Contents Under Pressure
    6:55 Kinnie Starr
    7:50 Raices
    8:45 Submission Hold
    9:25 Art & Revolution Collective with Zero Gravity
    9:45 Third Eye Tribe

    Waterfront Stage

    1:00 Blood Music Project
    2:00 Squamish Nation Eaglesong Dancers
    2:45 Sawagi Taiko
    3:30 sara & Tegan
    4:15 Kathleen Yearwood
    5:00 byathread
    5:45 Rigor Coloma
    6:30 Los Higos De La Crisis
    7:30 One Against
    9:00 Art & Revolution Collective with Zero Gravity


    1:45 Rigor Coloma
    2:45 TBA
    3:45 Jim Page
    4:45 Laurel Albina
    5:45 Joel
    6:45 Michael Bzowy

    Malcolm Lowry Stage

    1:30 Open Satge
    2:30 Vancouver Slam Poetry Team
    3:40 Abby Werner
    4:00 Jen Lam
    4:20 Molly Starlight
    4:40 Andrea Thompson
    5:00 Sarah Hunt
    5:20 Ivan E. Coyote
    5:40 Wayde Compton
    6:00 Open Stage

    hosted by Jannine Grant


    11:00am Storytelling
    12:00 Storytelling
    1:00 John The Juggler
    2:00 Capoeira
    3:00 Kinnie Starr & Friends
    3:30 Storytelling
    4:00 Contents Under Pressure breakdancers
    5:00 Storytelling
    7:00 Fire Performers

    RAVE #1         RAVE #2

    12:00 until 8:00         12:00 until 8:00
    DJ danny-V         b-side collective
    DJ J-bone
    DJ expo
    Jeet K

    and more TBA


    12:00 "Today Is a Good Day:Remembering Chief Dan George"
    12:45 Black Kat Cafe Presents political shorts
    2:00 Video Out Distribution shorts
    3:30 Gulf Islands Film & Televsion Schools presents "In Your Face"
    4:05 1999 Video in & Out On Screen Scholorship Winners shorts
    5:00 Doing Time
    5:25 Shorts
    5:45 "Today Is a Good Day:Remembering Chief Dan George"
    6:30 Gulf Islands Film & Television Schools shorts from HIV Positive week
    7:00 In The Company Of Fear
    8:00 Luv aint tha Onlee Truth

    Info Fair/Activist Directory
    This year over 200 political groups will be listed in our activist directory, 20,000 copies will be distributed throughout the lower mainland starting July 23rd.  This year, we are making the directory into a searchable database that will be accessible to one and all on the Internet.  Over 100 progressive and radical organizations will have info tables at the festival - more reality than anyone in denial can handle!

    40 local artisans display and sell their work. No importers, unless directly benefiting a workers’ coop or liberation struggle.

    Speaker's Corner
    A continuous platform for dissent with selected speakers reflecting  on compelling issues.

    Children's Area
    Storytelling in Evelyn Roth's inflated volcano, dress-up parades, arts and crafts, free juice, live music from visiting musicians, chalk drawing, and surprises!

    Food Kitchens
    A wide selection of natural vegan cuisine prepared by the Philippine Women Centre, La Quena Collective Coffeehouse, and Under the Volcano Festivals.

    Film & Video Tent
    Catch premieres of new films and recent releases of inspiring videos, including Today is a Good Day: Remembering Chief Dan George.



       54th Anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki

    Procession and street theatre to commemorate the Bombing of Nagasaki.


        Shut Down Aerospace North America!

        Aerospace North America is one of the world's major all-sector aerospace and aviation tradeshows and has a definite emphasis on military technology.  Five hundred exhibitiors from twenty leading aerospace nations will come to do business with senior government, defense and industry visitors from eighty countries. 10,000 delegates attended this biennial event in 1997, including representatives from various military-oriented governments, in particular from the Pacific Rim. Even more are expected this year.

        Most of the major global merchants of death will be present: Bombardier, BMW Rolls Royce, Boeing, Bristol Aerospace, ChinaAerospace, Dept. of National Defense, General Electric, Honeywell, Mitsubishi, NATO Flying Training, US Army US Air Force, US Dept. of Defense, and many more. Held in downtown Vancouver at the Trade and Convention center, Aerospace North America cannot be allowed to happen.
        Two warships will also be anchored in the harbour adjacent to the convention centre: the USS Tarawa will be there to "Support American industry at the trade show" with two dozen attack helicopters and half a dozen Harrier jets on board... (just the kind of support US Business is used to in the "competitive global economy"...) and of course, Canada's own HMCS Calgary will be on the scene...
        Join several thousand people from all over the region for mass theatre, protest, music, speakers and be a part of developing Vancouver's culture of resistance as you help us Shut Down the War Machine.  Bring your portable radio and batteries - pirate radio will be on the air, and YOU will be carrying our sound system...

    Visit the Anti-War Machine web site for more information.


    Aerospace North America continues...
    Resistance continues...


    Aerospace North America continues...
    Resistance continues...

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