Sunday August 9th 2009 - in Cates Park, North Van - Whey-Ah-Wichen, Tsleil-Waututh Nation - 30+ Artists - 4 Stages - Rain or Shine



Can I bring my dog?

Sorry, but pets of any kind are not allowed on the Festival site with the exception of seeing eye dogs. Please do not tie your dog to the fence or leave them in your car. We love dogs, but sorry you can’t bring them.

Is there somewhere safe I can lock my bike?

Yes, Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition will valet park your bikes. This is to the right of the upper (west) gate. Bikes cannot be brought into the site.

What are the hours of the festival?

The gates open @ 12 and the festival ends at 9:30pm. We like Cates Park’s neighbors so please be respectful when leaving the site.

Can I bring my own food?

Yes, by all means, but please try to minimize the amount of garbage you leave behind. Please note that alcohol is not permitted on the Festival grounds.

Can I buy food at the fest?

Absolutely. There are numerous food vendors selling a variety of foods and beverages. When you buy from these vendors, it supports the festival too!!

Does UTV still provide free shuttles?

Yes, they leave approximately every 30 mins from Broadway Skytrain starting @ 11am (though they have no fixed schedule). The last buses leave Cates Park right after the fest.

Is there parking at Cates?

Please don’t drive. We have limited parking on-site and we strongly encourage you to take a shuttle, public transit or ride your bike.

Is the fest wheelchair accessible?

Yes it is and we have a drop-off area on-site for people with disabilities and a limited amount of parking spots as well. Please let our parking staff know if you require one of these designated spots.

Can you explain the festival admission policy?

Admissions are “by-donation” with a suggested $10-$20 at the gate (there are no “advance” tickets). There are also by-donation $5 low income tickets available at the MAIN gates only. In keeping with our philosophy around accessibility, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. However, we need to re-emphasize that we rely heavily on day-of revenue, (primarily admissions) to cover our expenses and therefore we ask that you consider:

  • $10 for modest incomes and students
  • $15-$20 for part time workers
  • $20 for full time workers.

For many years (19 to be exact), we have committed to organizing the best Volcano we can, bringing in conscious and radical artists and speakers, and providing what we feel is a unique festival-going experience. However, it does cost money to organize a festival this big, and we rely heavily on our audience for on-going support. Please bear this in mind when you are making your donation. We also suggest if you cannot afford to attend the festival, you consider joining our volunteer crew. We love volunteers so much we give them free admission, a festival t-shirt and snacks. And our undying gratitude.

Who organizes UTV?

The UTV organizing collective is comprised of 6 core people. Several of us work year round and we’re all unpaid staff. We do it as a labour of love and because we strongly support the work of local activists, community groups and all those who struggle for social justice. We’re rounded out by an excellent crew in the days leading up to and after the festival, as well our 100+ volunteers.


General Admissions by donation: $10-$20
Low income admissions by donation: $5 at Main gate ONLY


Free Shuttle Bus @ Broadway Skytrain Station starting @ 11am
Valet Bike Parking ~ Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition will be offering valet bike parking at the top gate (west gate) from Noon onwards.

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