Performances from leading electronic artists are confirmed
for the free block party in Railtown on Saturday, August 24
Monstercat Compound released its full line-up including some of electronic music’s most promising artists, with more than a third of main stage performers hailing from British Columbia. Monstercat artists confirmed to headline the main stage include Drezo, Conro, Tails, Grant, and Disero.. The annual free block party returns for its third year on Saturday, August 24, happening at Monstercat HQ in Railtown featuring live performances on the Groundwerk Stage powered by MusicBC..
The full line-up of artists headlining the main stage include:
- Drezo – debut artist – support from notable artists such as Diplo, Dillon Francis, DJ Snake, Major Lazer, Zedd, has brought the LA-based producers bass-driven music to the masses
- Conro – returning artist – one of Canada’s top names in electronic music, from Kelowna, BC
- Tails – returning artist originally from Vancouver Island, Tails, now Vancouver-based creates forward-thinking empyreal electronic music that captivates audiences worldwide
- Grant – returning artist – – the LA-based artist brings music and art to life through a coming of age story of personal and artistic exploration
- Disero – debut artist – originally from Kelowna, BC, the Canadian DJ, producer and musician, has gained over 15 million streams on popular platforms over the past 2 years and continues to create music from Victoria, BC
“Compound is always my favourite event of the year, and we are so pleased to welcome some of Monstercat’s fan favourites to the main stage at Compound this year,” says Ben Brown Bentley, Head of Events at Monstercat, “Vancouverites can expect to see some rising stars in electronic music including BC bred talent like Conro, Disero, and Tails, alongside Drezo and Grant. We are also incredibly happy to have partnered with Groundwerk and MusicBC again this year to showcase some of BC’s best underground sounds.”
For the fourth year in a row, the Vancouver-based independent record label hosted the Call of the Wild Mix Contest. The contest is a competition that challenges aspiring musicians to put their DJ skills to the test. For the second year, the winner will receive a coveted time slot on the main stage awarded as part of the first prize. “A big part of Compound is inspiring our community to get involved,” says Ben, “this contest is a great way to pave the way for new artists and welcome them to the Monstercat community with our version of open arms: a stage, and a pumped-up crowd.” The winner will be announced on August 14. Fans can follow along with the competition and tune tune in to monstercat.com/mixcontest2019 to listen.
The festivities will take place at Monstercat HQ, 380 Railway Street, Vancouver on Saturday, August 24, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m and will stretch down Railway and Dunlevy streets with live art, video games, music education, merch, food & drinks and much more. Those planning to attend can RSVP for free in advance here and for those seeking an enhanced experience, a limited run of premium passes are available now. Subscribe to Monstercat’s email list to be the first to get the latest news about Compound 2019 here. Details about the full line-up can also be found here: https://www.monstercat.com/
This event is possible thanks to the generous support of sponsors and partners including Sapporo, Rendition Developments, MusicBC, Creative BC & The Province of British Columbia, City of Vancouver, PK Sound, Pioneer DJ, Absolut Vodka, Linetest, Splash Spiked Sparkling Water, Strathcona Business Improvement Association, Timelapse,Groundwerk, Nimbus, Music Heals, Roland, Ableton, Bandidas, Beatsaber, Chickpea, John Casablanca Institute, Just Shapes & Beats, Maker Labs, Rocket League, Survios and Tom Lee Music.
Monstercat is one of electronic music’s most influential independent record labels. Founders Mike Darlington and Ari Paunonen established the label in 2011, and since moving to Vancouver, British Columbia, have built a roster of world-renowned artists. Notable achievements include over 7.8 million YouTube subscribers between its Uncaged and Instinct channels, millions of singles sold to date, and over 3 million streams per day on Spotify. Backed by enthusiastic employees, driven artists, and the dedication of supporters worldwide, every chapter of Monstercat’s story is worth a listen. Learn more at https://www.monstercat.com.
Show Date & Hours:
Saturday, August 24 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Free RSVP: Click here
A limited number of Premium Passes, which provide an enhanced experience, with access to the Premium Lounge, better stage views, a chance to mingle with Monstercat employees, limited edition Compound pin and a 1 month subscription to Monstercat Gold are available now for $25 here.
VENUE + ADDRESS:
380 Railway Street,
Vancouver, British Columbia
Event Website: monstercat.com/compound/
Facebook Event page: facebook.com