New Venue for Hullabaloo 2015 & a New Youth Slam

Vancouver Poetry House has struck a new partnership for Hullabaloo 2015 with the Vancouver Public Library. All events will be held at the central branch in the gorgeous Alice McKay and Peter Kaye rooms – and all shows will be free! We are excited to have such a fantastic downtown location … Continued

Day One Team Results & First Underground Indies Champ

Astorino’s and The Prophouse Café were bouncing with excitement. After the first day of the team competition, the standings look like this: All the school teams have given themselves funky nicknames, as you can tell. The teams are ranked by their placing in each bout. The first level tiebreaker is … Continued

Registration Opens for Hullabaloo 2014

Registration for the 4th annual Hullabaloo is now open. The festival will run April 24–26 at Astorino’s, a venue run by our new sponsor, the Brittania Community Centre. It will be filled with amazing feature poets, workshops, All-Star Slams, 16 teams of youth poets, and plenty of community spirit! Teams … Continued

Dates Announced for Hullabaloo 2014

Hullabaloo returns for its 4th annual youth spoken word festival on April 24–26 at Vancouver’s Brittania Community Centre. This centre is at the heart of Vancouver’s spoken word community on Commercial Drive. All teams that registered for Hullabaloo 2013 will be given a chance to pre-register for Hullabaloo 2014 from … Continued

Two Weeks Left to Register

Registration for Hullabaloo closes on January 31st. We’ve had a tremendous response with many schools already signed up; however, there are a couple spots still available. You need a minimum of three student poets (or BC teens if you’re associated with a youth organization) to form a team (you can … Continued

Team Registration Now Open!

Head’s up! Team registration for Hullabaloo 2013 opens today. It is on a first-come, first-served basis, along with consideration for regional representation around BC. We are planning to admit only 16 teams to this year’s tournament, so it’s a good idea to register sooner than later. The festival will take … Continued

Registration Opens November 1st, 2012

We’ve had a bunch of eager youth poets sending messages asking: How can my school register for Hullabaloo 2013? I don’t want to miss it. Well, don’t worry, you’ve haven’t missed any deadlines yet. Hullabaloo 2013 registration opens on November 1st, 2012. The registration fee will be $160 payable by … Continued

Tweaks to Format and Team Size

We’ve collected feedback at Hullabaloo 2012 through one-on-one conversations, a coaches / student captain meeting, and email surveys. After going through all this feedback, we’re making a number of changes. The main feedback from teachers and students is that everyone wants Hullabaloo to be a development festival, an event that … Continued

Save the Dates! Hullabaloo is Coming April 3–6, 2013

Big news! Hullabaloo 2013 has set its dates. The next BC youth festival of spoken word will happen April 3–6, 2013. That’s the week right after Easter from Wednesday to Saturday. The event schedule is still being finalized, but the goal has been to compress the festival, shortening it by … Continued