About preHEAT


Introducing preHEAT 2023! 

The Greater Vancouver Interactive Arts Society is delighted to present preHEAT 2023, at the PNE Forum on April 15, from 3pm – Midnight, This unique event is our first one day event since before the pandemic and designed to get you fired up about Burn in the Forest and the summer festival season.

Mark your calendars for preHEAT 2023 on Saturday April 15th, from 3pm – 12am midnight.

preHEAT your stoves, your burn barrels, your fire poofers and whatever else warms you up! This unique event is designed to get you fired up about Burn in the Forest and the summer festival season.

Updated news, read on: preHEAT recognized as a Burning Man Official Regional Event!

Come early to experience day party vibes at our main stage with DJs and dancing, refreshing drinks from the bar, activities designed to get your creative juices flowing, interactive art installations, comfy seating for lounging and conversation with your friends.

Next, enjoy some sustenance at the food trucks located in our outdoor space so you are energized for a full evening of more fun. These will be serving between 5pm-8pm – while supplies last – providing one portion per person food items – vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options will be available. This is included in your ticket price!

As we move into the evening, add some layers (or take some off!) so you are ready shake your booty on the dance floor, appreciate the fire show, find surprise late night snacks, enjoy the transition from daylight to light up and find those moments of awe and wonder.

We know that this is a short run-way to plan and execute an event, but we have faith that our community will make it the event it is supposed to be. Please bring your art or your performing talents, sign up for a volunteer shift, and tell your friends. We are looking forward to co-creating this event with YOU!

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DJ Line-ups

RaveBots 3pm-7pm
– Gambler
– Revi
– DJ Tango
– Geo

Bootti Frutti 7pm-12am
– Chakaruna
– Instant Love
– DJ Legal
– Mursa


  • Please see the FAQ PAGE for all kinds of important info!


Check out the What Where When Guide to get a preview of what’s happening.

Introducing the preHEAT Committee & Team Leads

Extra special love and gratitude to all of the amazing folks who’ve stepped up to make preHEAT happen, including these fine folks on the preHEAT Committee, as well as all of the Team Leads, and all GVIAS Committees working together to support the creation of our events.