A Vancouver-based agency with the mission of creating extraordinary experiences that bring people together and enrich life. Past and present projects include: Reimagining the Waldorf Hotel as an arts and culture hub; re-opening of the Fox Theatre on Main Street as a music venue; programming FUSE at the Vancouver Art Gallery; staging an all-ages show with Black Flag; and programming the Khatsahlano Art and Music Festival.
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Since 2010, the Arrival Agency has worked with the following artists: Art Department, Black Flag, Black Mountain, Blood Diamonds, Blouse, Cass McCombs, Cult of Youth, Cut Copy (DJ Set), Damo Suzuki, Distal, Doldrums, Douglas Coupland (DJ Set), Flux Pavilion, Fred Falke, Ganglians, Gardens & Villa, Grimes, Hunx and his Punx, iceage, Indian Wars, Jacques Greene, Japandroids, Jay Tripwire, Keep Shelly In Athens, Kingdom, Lady Miss Kier of Dee-Lite (DJ Set), Lazer Sword, Lifelike, Lightning Dust, Machinedrum, Mad Professor, Memoryhouse, Metro Area, MK (Marc Kinchen), Mykki Blanco, Myths, Nguzunguzu, Nobunny, Nü Sensae, Omar S, the Pack AD, Prison Garde, Resorts, Rhythmicon, Rodney Graham (DJ Set), Royal Baths, Salem, Salva, Shad (DJ Set), Shannon and the Clams, Skrillex, Sonic Boom, Sonny and the Sunsets, Stan Douglas (DJ Set), Sun Araw, Teen Daze, Thievery Corporation (DJ Set), The Tiger Lillies, Todd Terje, Trash Talk, Ty Segall, White Lung, Z-Trip, and many more.


The group behind reimagining and programming – until recently – the Waldorf Hotel is launching a new company it says will shake up Vancouver’s cultural scene... No longer called Waldorf Productions, the group will also officially launch its new creative and events agency, called Arrival...

Globe & Mail, Read here

The group responsible for reimagining the Waldorf Hotel have announced the formation of Arrival... The team — led by Ernesto Gomez and Thomas Anselmi — will be producing events, booking live music and entertainment, and looking to consult and collaborate with other like-minded Vancouver organizations...

Scout Magazine, Read here

Revamping an infamous porn theatre is just step one in the reinvention of the team behind the Waldorf Hotel. The team got the boot from the hotel in January after a condo developer bought the property, but instead of quitting the alternative entertainment business the team rebranded as Arrival Agency...

Metro, Read here

The Khatsahlano music and arts festival has partnered with the former production team for the Waldorf Hotel. Tom Anselmi, Ernesto Gomez and Danny Fazio’s newly dubbed Arrival team will bring its artistic curation skills to the free street-based festival taking place on West 4th Avenue in July...

Vancouver Sun, Read here


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