We would like to officially announce that our fifth Bass Coast will take place on August 2-5th, 2013 in the Nicola Valley, BC. The decision to move to a new location was done only after much thought, care and deliberation. We know that ultimately Bass Coast is rooted in the people, the music, the art, and the family we have all become, and while the location in the Squamish Valley was both beautiful and close to home, it became obvious to us this year that its logistical challenges could put the future of the festival at risk. We work very hard to make improvements based on the honest feedback we get about your overall experience, our growing vision, and the mandatory steps needed to support our growth. It’s extremely important to us to continually present our family with the best experience possible and at this point, it means a big decision. We strongly feel that this new location has a promising future for us. It will be such a pleasure for us to offer comfortable drive-up camping for everyone on site, a warm and gentle river for swimming, a MUCH lower chance of rain and beautiful extended sunsets unique to this valley.
Bass Coast Presents:
The Active Mountain Resort, Nicola Valley, BC
“An extra hour in the car, half the likelihood of rain.”
Our new location is 2.5 hours drive from downtown Vancouver and is nestled in a lovely, high mountain valley with a warm river meandering through site.
- River front campsites, shady tree camping, & open areas for large groups.
- Space for everyone to camp with their car or RV.
- 2 Entrance gates for much faster entrance and exit times
- Warmer average temperatures with little chance of rain
- A gentle river that flows through the site with natural beaches, ideal for swimming,
- A “big sky” feel with panoramic hills and extended sunsets
- Ample area to support large-scale art installations – huge-scale possibilities
- Clean drinking water from the well
- The town of Merritt, 10 minutes away, has been very welcoming and supportive of us.
THE NEW SITE IS ONLY 2.5 HOURS DRIVE FROM VANCOUVER
(Previously home to the Merritt Mountain Music Festival)
The Bass Coast vision works perfectly in this location. You can expect the same community feeling and intimate vibe. You can expect the same focus on creative stage design, art installations, and music programming. You can also expect the same daytime beach party and night-time immersive experience. Expect the same Bass Coast style.
Capacity will be continue to be capped (4000) to ensure an intimate and quality experience for everyone.
ONLINE TICKETS will go on sale February 20th:
10am Feb 20th – Tier 1 Early Bird Tickets $100 + Ticketing Fee + HST
10am Feb 21st – Tier 2 Early Bird Tickets $150 + Ticketing Fee + HST
10am Feb 21st – General Admission $220 + Ticketing Fee + HST
*New Option this year! Reserve a river front campsite for an additional $50.
We love you Bass Coasters, thanks for your support. Looking forward to seeing you this summer!
xo Bass Coast Girls
For more information please go to: basscoast.ca