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 one day. We’re doing this to minimize the number of school days missed by visiting teams. Teams visiting from outside of Vancouver could miss as little as two school days, just April 4th & 5th (however they made need to miss April 3rd as well, depending on how far they’re coming from). There will definitely be another Spoken Word Jamboree next year to open the festival in the evening of Wed, April 3rd. Preliminary bouts will occur on April 4th and 5th. Team Finals will be in the evening of Sat, April 6th. Indie Finals will probably be the evening of April 5th, although this is still being confirmed. There’ll also be workshops and other special events all throughout the festival. Stay tuned for schedule details…

The reason we’re able to announce our dates is because we’ve recently confirmed a venue sponsorship with The Roundhouse Community Centre. Woohoo! We are thrilled to be working with The Roundhouse. This allows us to stage all Hullabaloo events in one location. It’s super easy to find by car or SkyTrain (there’s a stop one block away), located in glittering downtown Vancouver close to restaurants, parks, and the ocean. It’s an ideal spot and the many different sizes of rooms inside The Roundhouse are just what we need for all our various workshops and events.

So start writing and memorizing those poems. Next year is going to be awesome!