Everything You Need to Know About the 2023 Foodstock Festival This Weekend (Spoilers: Said the Whale Is Headlining)

The annual fundraiser for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank returns: get a ticket, enjoy music and food and support a worthy cause.

Consider your Sunday activities planned on June 18: the Foodstock Festival is back for a second edition. This fundraiser-slash-summer festival had a successful first run last year, and its 2.0 version is here with a bigger and better experience with all things local: live music, food, drinks and party games.

This summer festival is a 19+ fundraising event for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB) and will be held at the Swangard Stadium in Burnaby. Last year, Foodstock focused on garnering awareness and donated all ticket proceeds to the GVFB. This year, they are upping their game—and not only ticket proceeds, but also 50% of all beverage sales and 10% of all food and marketplace sales will be donated.

Guests at the Foodstock festival
Photo credit: Foodstock Festival

So, to be a part of this fun-filled festival and give back—all you’ve got to do is get a ticket priced at $30 plus taxes (and it comes with one included alcoholic beverage of choice!).

Here’s the lowdown of what you’ll find at Foodstock 2023:

Said the whale band picture
Photo credit: Said the Whale

The Local Lineup

Bringing some rock tunes to the stage, Juno award-winning band Said the Whale will headline the line up followed by:

Fake Shark
Dani Camacho
Savannah Reid
Generous Thieves

Photo credit: Kits Beach Beer Company

Food Trucks

Mexican treats from Ay! Mamacita
Hotdogs from Mr. Tube Steak
Persian cuisine favourites from Food Daddy
Beat the heat with Crema Ice Cream
Sweet treats from The Candy Curio


Dageraad Brewing
Kits Beach Beer Company
Luppolo Brewing
Pacific Breeze Winery
Taylight Brewing
Twin Sails Brewing
Dead Frog Brewery

Local Vendors

Arbutus Ridge Farm and Kennel
Liberum Made
Shoebox Art
Eunoia Naturale Wellness Inc.
A Healthy Beginning
Sonic Bark Vinyl Co.
Burnaby Art Gallery
Hail Claytan
TC Toons

Large board games
Photo credit: Knotty Games

Party games from Knotty Games

Giant Jenga
Corn Hole
Giant Connect Four
Ladder Golf

The proceeds from this fundraising event will go to the GVFB which helps people in need of food support in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and the North Shore.

Vancouver Foodstock Festival 2023

Date: June 18, 2023
Time: 12 pm – 5 pm
Venue: Swangard Stadium – 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby
Cost: $30 plus tax
Get your tickets here.