Rifflandia 2017 launched last night and were at a few performances at 5 of the 8 venues. Catching shows at Phillips Backyard, Anian, The Duke Saloon, Capital Ballroom and Copper Owl, one thing we noticed was that all the venues we went to were packed. Check out the photos below.
Rifflandia continues until Sunday and passes are still available at rifflandia.com.
Starting off the festival was DJ Boogie T at Phillips Backyard
Vancouver R&B/Hip Hop artist Ninetyfour opened the Anian Yard
Grandtheft was up next at the Phillips Backyard
We ran over to Capital Ballroom (formerly Sugar Nightclub) to catch LABS as the first Rifflandia set under the new venue name.
Right after LABS were done we ran back to Electric Avenue to see Louise Burns at a packed Anian
Then we caught a few moments of a Rifflandia favourite Steph Macpherson at The Duke Saloon.
From there, we went back to The Duke to see WiL.
Then it was back to Anian for Horsepower. One friend we ran into who is not a fan of rap at all was impressed with her skill on the mic.
We then caught Carmanah at Capital Ballroom.
Finally, after waiting in line for 20 minutes at Copper Owl in the general line, we ended the night with Quoia at Copper Owl.