It’s been three months since we were all brought together to experience one of the festivals that I hold close to my heart, Bass Coast. Bass Coast took me on a journey of sound, art, and self-discovery. After truly experiencing the beauty of duality, I am eager to return to the picturesque grounds where Bass Coast calls home in Merritt, Canada. This truly unique festival is one I urge friends and even strangers to attend as my words and experiences only touch on the eclectic entity that Bass Coast has become.
What makes this fest so special? Asides from being a festival crafted by the hands of artists, Bass Coast stays true to its core curatorial values and will be freezing capacity levels at 2019 levels at 6500 attendees. “Bass Coast started as a response to mainstream festivals,” says Marketing Director Robbie Slade, “We’ve always been focused on providing the maximum value for cost and capping attendance allows us to focus our energy on getting better, not bigger.” I’ve never attended a major festival where I was able to get up close and personal with the subs during a headlining slot and dance freely. At Bass Coast, dancefloors are actually dancefloors and not a mess of sweaty bodies pushing and pulling at you.
“As a boutique event, we aim to provide an exceptional experience for everyone on-site from attendees, to artists, to volunteers, to suppliers.” explains co-founder Andrea Graham.“We’ve decided to freeze capacity for 2020 so that we can focus on the attention to detail that makes Bass Coast truly unique: nurturing the community, exceptional stage environments, improving our environmental footprint, and curating world-class music and art.”.
Bass Coast also has now implemented new payment programs that offer attendees to pay off their passes in three, six- or nine-month increments. Additionally, whilst adding a vehicle fee this year, $5 of each purchase will be donated to West Coast Environmental Law. West Coast Environmental Law is an organization that uses the power of the legal system to tackle environmental challenges.
Don’t miss out on this unparallel boutique festival experience on July 10th-13th, 2020! Tickets go on sale on October 18th at 10 am PST and they WILL sell out. Click the photo below for ticketing information. See you Freaks there.