About Us

Honk! represents a tradition of activist brass bands and drum lines coming together to build momentum for social change and to bring people from all over together. As long time participants of Honks! in Boston, Austin, Seattle and beyond, the Open Air Orchestra Society decided to throw our hat in the ring and host the first Canadian version of the festival. Come One, Come All!

2019 Festival

The second annual HONK! BC is taking place on Friday, August 9 thru Sunday, August 11, 2018. The festival will take place at multiple venues throughout Vancouver!

Click here to see the complete schedule and venue locations!

2019 Bands

HONK! BC 2019 will showcase a diverse lineup of bands from all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond!

Host Bands

Local Bands

  • Legion of Flying Monkeys (Vancouver, BC)
  • Balkan Shmalkan (Vancouver, BC)
  • Noxious Obs Society (New Westminster, BC)

International Bands

  • Artesian Rumble Arkestra (Olympia, WA)
  • Rise Up! Action Band (Seattle, WA)
  • Trash Talk (Seattle, WA)
  • Quinta Kalavera (Guadalajara, Mexico)

If your band would like to attend, let’s talk!