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
ADULT – KONTRAVOID – PELADA – SPIKE HELLIS – WIRE SPINE – PHUTURE MEMORIEZ – DJ SEAN REVRON
DAY 2 – THURSDAY MAY 12
ODONIS ODONIS – MINIMAL VIOLENCE – BESTIAL MOUTHS – LIE – S Y X Y G Y X – THE WHEAL – DJ NIKKI NEVER
DAY 3 – FRIDAY MAY 13
SPECTRES – IN MIRRORS – DEVOURS – MONASHEE – DJ C. TWANOW
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
DRI-HIEV – SEX PARK – SEKTION TYRANTS – ADORATION DESTROYED – RINGFINGER – EVA X – DJ JACOB AUDREY TAVES
DAY 5 – SUNDAY MAY 15
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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