Attention all Canadian festival enthusiasts, we just got a nice little present from Blueprint Events– the Contact Festival 2015 lineup! You can look forward to a variety of artists from different genres, including the ever-feelsy Above & Beyond, big room specialist Hardwell, mashup extraordinaire 3LAU, former Swedish House Mafioso Steve Angello, the twerk-inspiring DJ Snake, and so much more.
The festival takes place December 26 and 27 at BC Place in Vancouver, BC from 5 pm – 12 am. Two-day GA pre-sale tickets go on sale Monday, September 21 at 11 am PST for $150 + fees. Follow @contactfestival on Instagram to get the pre-sale code. Make sure you check out Contact’s Facebook post below to see how you can win tickets for you and your friends. The event is all ages, with VIP tickets available to those who are 19 years of age and older.
If you’re serious about attending, we recommend booking a hotel as soon as possible. We’re always fond of the Ramada Inn on Granville, particularly for the price and proximity to the event itself, as well as the after-parties. Blueprint is heavy on the after-parties, so set some cash aside for those additional tickets as well. BC Place is less than a mile from the Ramada Inn and common after-party clubs such as Celebrities, Venue, and Caprice are all located within a quarter mile of the hotel.
Naturally, as with any adventure into our friendly Canadian neighbors’ home, represent our country well when you cross the border. Don’t bring any drugs or paraphernalia with you, be courteous to the guards, and have your passports ready. Be advised that you may spend some time waiting at the border, so plan accordingly when planning and scheduling your departure time. That time cushion will be especially important if you travel on the day of the show.
You’ll also want to be sure that your money is as ready for the journey as you are. Before you leave make sure you exchange some US money for Canadian cash, both for convenience and in case your debit card fails you. We also recommend that you call the branch you plan on visiting before you actually go to make the exchange to make sure that they have Canadian money on hand for you. Let your bank know that you’ll be making the trip to decrease your chances of something going wrong with your card. Money is a little bit important on a trip, so let’s make sure it’s accessible.
One last thing you should look into is your phone’s international data coverage. You don’t want to end up across the border and all of a sudden not have access to your GPS (not like we know anyone that’s happened to or anything.) Check into the details of your plan before you go, and maybe invest in an actual paper map and printed directions for backup. Getting lost in a different country may be adventurous, but it’s also quite frustrating, so we advise against it.
If winning free tickets is something that interests you, check out Contact’s Facebook post below to see how to win.
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