2022 Verboden Music Festival

Verboden presents a legendary night of synth punk, synth pop, and late-night techno! This incredible line-up has come together to support Total Chroma’s first new release since Body Relics.  

Supporting acts include two of Vancouver’s beloved synth-pop heroes:  Devours, and Kellarissa! 

This dance party will continue late into the evening with Winnepegs best new techno act Viva Non, and Vancouver’s long-time l8 nite legend Nervous Operator.


That’s a wrap!

Verboden is done for 2022! Thank you to EVERYONE who came together to make this years festival the best one yet.

This includes all of the artists who performed, festival organizers Rob and Jesi, Bruce and Alex from I DIE: YOU DIE for sharing festival MC duties, Oscar and Joey for image capture, Susan for the poster design, Simon for visuals, lighting and sound technicians and all of the venue staff at the Rickshaw Theatre, Red Gate Arts Society, Biltmore Cabaret and the ANZA club for facilitating.

And most importantly thank YOU for supporting The Verboden Festival! See you all in 2023!


DAY 1 – WEDNESDAY MAY 11

Rickshaw Theatre

ADULT – KONTRAVOID – PELADA – SPIKE HELLIS – WIRE SPINE – PHUTURE MEMORIEZ – DJ SEAN REVRON

DAY 2 – THURSDAY MAY 12

Rickshaw Theatre

ODONIS ODONIS – MINIMAL VIOLENCE – BESTIAL MOUTHS – LIE – S Y X Y G Y X – THE WHEAL – DJ NIKKI NEVER

DAY 3 – FRIDAY MAY 13

Biltmore

SPECTRES – IN MIRRORS – DEVOURS – MONASHEE – DJ C. TWANOW

Anza Club

VIVA NON – PHYSICAL WASH – PUERTA NEGRA – DJ S. LLOYD

Red Gate Arts Society

INNEZZ – SEFFRIKA – B. WEST – RELIQUARY V – THE PARISH

DAY 4 – SATURDAY MAY 14

Red Gates Art Society

EVIDENCE DOLL – GOO – NERVOUS OPERATOR – SIGSALY – SHARLESE – RARE DM – XIBLING – TOTAL CHROMA – BOYS IN BLUSH – DJ MIRROR/MASK

Anza Club

DRI-HIEV – SEX PARK – SEKTION TYRANTS – ADORATION DESTROYED – RINGFINGER – EVA X – DJ JACOB AUDREY TAVES

DAY 5 – SUNDAY MAY 15

Rickshaw Theatre

ACTORS – LIGHT ASYLUM – RITUAL VEIL – JO PASSED – HEM NETJER – DJ MISSBDEATH

FESTIVAL VISUALS BY TRILLIAM GIBSON


Verboden is an annual Darkwave festival taking place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, səl̓ílwətaʔɬ, and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh peoples.

‘Considering darker alternatives.’ Music blog covering industrial, EBM, goth, darkwave, and related genres. Home of the We Have a Technical podcast.


2022 Verboden Festival
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