(Kaash Paige / Instagram)

The first-ever BIPOC music festival is coming to Victoria next month.

And not only that, Charity Williams—who is also an Olympic athlete— is the lead organizer for the inaugural Function Festival, taking place on August 20th.

What that being said, Williams is no stranger to the big stage—she’s a two-time Olympian and bronze medalist.

The inaugural event by BC Black History Awareness Society, will take place in the Inner Harbour and will be a jam-packed celebration of diversity and solidarity.

The festival will feature a diverse lineup of seven acts, with performances by Kaash Paige, Bolsen, and Tick Tok Indigenous dancing sensation, Notorious Cree.

The Function Festival is all about discovery and inclusivity and will include emerging Canadian BIPOC talents and International stars.

Along with the diverse mix of music genres, there will be an array of things for event-goers to take in such as live art, a photo booth and a kid zone.

In addition to that, there will also be a BIPOC vendor village, food trucks and even an on-site barbershop!

With a diverse lineup of performers, The Function is the perfect opportunity to discover new music while enjoying a cold beverage and supporting local artists.

Tickets for the festival start at $35 and more information can be found on The Function Festival’s website. Children under the age of 12 will get in free.

The Function Festival

  • When: Starts at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 20th
  • Where: Victoria’s Inner Harbour at Ship Point

 

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