Author: Matt

After a two-year Covid-related hiatus, Surrey Fest (now re-branded as Surrey Fest Downtown) returned to Holland Park this year. A rather muted affair compared to the roughly 4 000 visitors pre-pandemic, we counted maybe 40 or so visitors on this grey June-uary Saturday in Surrey. Juno-nominated world music sensation Mazacote brought some sun-drenched salsa and tropical brass n’ beats to chase away those clouds. Prior to Mazacote’s set, Cookin’ with Brass brought their own brand of party to the park, and it was a lot of fun! Horn-heavy and encompassing more genres than your boomer uncle’s vinyl collection, Cookin’ with…

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Happy Canada Day from your friends at Surrey Insider! Craig came by and snapped some reels for TikTok earlier in the day to beat the heat and the crowds, while Kreezus and I braved the snarling traffic to food trip and watch her neighbouring hometown heroes the Arkells perform. The weather held up a lot better than it did for the previous weekend’s Surrey Fest as we strolled the Canada Day grounds checking out the huge selection of food and drink trucks, eyeing up the tasty treats others were munching on and sizing up the lines. Most of them weren’t…

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