The Revival Festival is an intimate Grass Roots music, art, and cultural awareness festival, with a spirit of building connections, collaborations, equality and exposure.
"The Revival feels like coming home"
We are proud to be working with these two charities, and are committed to giving 1/3 of all profits made to them so they can continue their amazing work.
The El Rio Foundation works with the education of children on the Caribbean Coast of Colombia, mainly in and around the town of Buritaca. They also help with food supplies for small communities in the Sierra Nevada, and facilitate various community events that raise awareness, and provide support for the local communities.
Women for Conservation works with small communities in the Sierra Nevada, empowering women, raising awareness, facilitating education, creating work opportunities, and providing food supplies. They also do occasional work in other developing areas of other countries in Latin America
Benjamin Wise founded The Revival Festival, in 2015. The first festival was self-funded, and took place in Squamish, British Columbia. Benjamin grew up in the UK and trained as an actor, and later became a singer-songwriter and event organiser. Many of the artists who performed at the original festival were friends of Benjamin´s, who he met while managing popular bar/music venue “Falconetti´s”, in Vancouver, through booking them for shows there. The original purpose of the festival was to glue together the segregated, but highly talented music community of Vancouver, and to create new and exciting collaborations.
A co-founding member of the Revival Festival, Ashley Frerichs brings her passion for music and community to everything she does. After spending years in Vancouver and London, she's now back in her hometown of Calgary living the family life with her partner and son. When she's not on mom-duty, she's likely working on one of her many writing projects, or learning to play the piano.