What Is Bass Coast?

BASS COAST FESTIVAL is a thoughtfully curated boutique music and art festival.  

Bass Coast features an eclectic offering of emerging and established electronic music, art, ideas and technology. Nestled in the natural beauty of British Columbia’s Nicola Valley, Bass Coast’s intimate size and setting puts you close to the action: 120+ international and local artists, immersive audio-visual environments with world class sound design by PK Sound, illuminating workshops and 50+ original art installations. Attendees camp on site for the duration of the festival. 

 

 

 

COVID-19 Information

The health and safety of our attendees and the community that hosts us is of utmost importance. Bass Coast Festival will continue to operate in accordance with local health guidelines. The government of British Columbia’s current response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic can be viewed here.

Bass Coast Festival tickets are non-refundable. By purchasing a Bass Coast Festival ticket, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions. In the event Bass Coast Festival 2022 cannot take place, all valid tickets will be moved forward one year.

Please Don't

THIS IS IMPORTANT:

- Don't camp on the road before gates open. Those obstructing local traffic will be forced to move and lose their position in the queue.

- Don't leave any waste on site. This is a leave no trace event. Pack it in and pack it out.

- Don't expect to buy a Thursday entry pass at the gate. Thursday entry tickets are available in advance sales only.

- Don't start a fire. BBQ’s and Camp stoves are allowed, but no open flames please. Fire spinning is not permitted at Bass Coast.

- Don’t go into restricted areas, closed bridges, or private property next to the festival. 
- Don't obstruct the flow of the Coldwater River. It's a natural salmon spawning area.

- Don’t dump waste water on grounds. Please only dump in water drains - shower drains.

- Don’t use the river for personal washing. Showers are located in Campsite B.

- Don’t bring radio’s or walkie-talkies that may interfere with production / first aid communications on site.  

 

DON'T BRING ANY OF THESE PROHIBITED ITEMS ON SITE:

- Glass (especially bottles & mirrors)

- Alcohol (drinks will be available at our on site bars)

- Illegal substances

- Laser pointers

- Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors

- Fireworks or Flares

- Fire dancing equipment

- Weapons

- Speakers and sound systems (no renegade stages please)

- Animals (service animals must be registered at the gate)

- Aerial drones

- Unauthorized solicitations (handbills, sampling, giveaways, etc.)

- Body glitter / feathers that may fall on the ground (if you must use glitter, only use biodegradable glitter)

- War bonnet style headdresses. Learn why HERE.

- Any items that are culturally inappropriate. General Rule: If the item or look in question is traditionally used by a community or culture other than your own to express religious beliefs, political statements, or respected status within that culture, leave it alone.

 

 

Ticket Help

If you haven't received your ticket via email, please check your junk mail for an email coming from tickit.ca 

You can request that your ticket is re-sent here: basscoast.tickit.ca/resend

For COVID related ticket updates visit: https://basscoast.ca/pages/covid-19-response-for-ticket-holders

For all other ticketing questions, please contact customer service at  https://basscoast.tickit.ca/help
 
 
 
 

Transferring Tickets and Will Call

If you are considering buying a ticket from someone, or if someone is transferring you a ticket, please visit basscoast.tickit.ca/transfers to verify its authenticity.

Ticket transfers are currently turned off. Ticket Transfers will be turned on Dec 1, 2021. 

If you wish to leave a ticket at the gate for a friend, you can do so for a $15 Will Call fee.


Purchasing Tickets

BEWARE OF UNAUTHORIZED TICKET SELLERS. If you purchase a ticket from a third party, Bass Coast Project Ltd. will not guarantee that the ticket is valid and you may be denied entry to Bass Coast Festival.

Once tickets have sold out we will enable our secure ticket resale feature, where you can sell tickets at face value securely through the Tickit.ca site. Details about secure resales are here: https://basscoast.tickit.ca/resales

 

PAYMENT PLANS 

Payment plans allow you to pay off the total of your purchase over 3 or 6 months. 

3 Payment Plan  Available until April 30, 2022. Pay 1/3+ fees now with equal payments over the next two months. 

 6 Payment Plan Available until January 30, 2022. Pay 1/6+ fees now with equal payments over the next 5 months. 

 Installments come out of your account every 30 days, starting on the purchase date. Payment plans can be applied to any purchase. Minimum purchase amount is $369.  

All purchases and partial purchases are NON REFUNDABLE. All fees are added to the first installment. Tax is split equally over your installments.

If a payment is missed, you will be notified immediately by email. The system will automatically try the transaction again each day until it goes through. If you have not caught up with your payments by June 30, 2022, your order will be cancelled. You can access payment status, update credit card info, and make early payments on your download page, which is accessed from your order confirmation page which was sent to you with your email receipt  from TICKIT.CA. If you cannot find your email receipt please visit: basscoast.tickit.ca/resend. All purchases are non-refundable, no exceptions. The tax is split over 3 instalments. If a payment is missed, you will be notified immediately by email. The system will automatically try the transaction again each day until it goes through. If payments have not been caught up by June 30th, your order will be cancelled and the deposit will not be refunded. You can access payment status, update credit card info, and make early payments on your download page. Check your email receipt from TICKIT.CA for the link to your personal download page. If you cannot find your email receipt go here: basscoast.tickit.ca/resend. All purchases are non-refundable, no exceptions.

Respecting The Land

Bass Coast Festival is a LEAVE NO TRACE event.

Attendees are responsible for keeping their campsites clean and packing out all waste at the end of the event. Please keep this in mind as you prepare for the event. Buy quality camping equipment that will last and remove packaging from equipment and food before you come on site.

 

Please read more about our Sustainability Educational Series.
 
 
 
 

Accessibility

ACCESSIBLE CAMPING 
Available for those with limited mobility. The accessible camping area has power for battery charging and a wheelchair accessible porta-potty.

There is an Accessible Shower located at the Camp B Satellite Store reserved for Accessible needs only. 


LOCATION 
Accessible camping is on the festival side of the river.  Please enter the festival via the STAFF GATE. Park in the temporary parking lot and go into the staff gate office to request an Accessible Parking Pass. The gate staff will direct you to the reserved accessible camping area. Only one vehicle per group is permitted in this area. 


GETTING AROUND 
The festival grounds are flat dirt and grass pathways. All the stages, workshop areas, bars, and first aid are accessible by wheelchair, however it is a little bumpy in places. 
Please contact accessibility@basscoast.ca to let us know if you will be attending with accessible camping needs.

Campgrounds

FESTIVAL CAMPING

Part of the fun of Bass Coast Festival is camping on site. Your festival ticket includes access to spacious camping areas. Most attendees camp in tents. In most areas you can camp with your vehicle and RVs are permitted, however, there are no RV hookups on site. Free potable water is available at multiple locations, so make sure you bring refillable containers.

Please be fair when planning your campsite and reasonable with your spacing. Saving space for joiners is allowed, however should be done within reason. 

 

TENT ONLY ZONE 

This zone is located in Campground B and designed to create more riverfront and shaded access for tents only. We will only allow tents, there will not be any vehicles allowed in this marked off tent only zone. The drop off and parking for this section will be located near the Camp B Satellite Store.

If you have purchased a reserved campsite, you will receive a welcome letter in June with all info required for a smooth entry.

Reserved Campsites are located on the riverside in Campsite A and Campsite C. 

Campsite A: Campground A offers quiet riverfront camping, easy access to the festival, and the ability for you to select your desired reserved site.  

Campsite C: Campground C offers riverfront spots that are located across from the festival grounds with easy access to the festival, and the ability for you to select your desired reserved site.  

NOTE: All Reserved Campsites must have a General Admission ticket. General Admission Tickets are not included in the Reserved Campsite price.

Size: Each site is 16’ x 40’ and comfortably camps 4-8 people.

Location: All reserved sites are along the riverfront in Campground A or Campground C.

Directions: Access to Campground A is via Neilson Rd. Check in at A Gate.

Access to Campground C is via Midday Valley Road. Check in at Main Gate.

Vehicles and Tents: We suggest limiting to two vehicles per site & 2 - 4 tents.  Please stay within your marked area.

Public River Access: There are multiple public river access points in Campground A and C to allow everyone access to the river.

Wednesday or Thursday Entry: Reserved Campsites are accessible from Wednesday, July 12PM PT. Anyone accessing the Reserved Campsite on Wednesday or Thursday must have a General Admission ticket and the appropriate early entry ticket(s).

Details: The first person to arrive must have the Reserved Site ticket in their name.  We offer a ticket transfer option so that you can plan accordingly.  

Access: The walk from Campsite A to the Main Stage takes approximately 10 minutes. Campsite A is connected to Campsite B by a bridge and will be open to visitors.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have not purchased one of the select reserved campsites, there are 1000's of other camping spots for your tents or RV's on the property, these are first come first served... everyone will be able to fit on to the property, we limit our capacity to ensure this.

 

Gate Hours

MAIN GATE  

Entry for General Admission with access to Campsite B and C, and Cabins. Enter at Main Gate on the West side of the property. 

Wednesday Entry Tickets: Wed. July 6: 12pm - 10pm (Wednesday entry pass holders only)

Thursday Entry Tickets: Thurs. July 7: 9am - 10pm (Thursday entry pass holders only)

General Admission Tickets:
Fri. July 8: 9am - 1am
Sat. July 9: 9am - 6pm
Sun. July 10: 9am - 6pm  

A GATE
Entry for General Admission with access to Campsite A, Bell Tents, Reserved Campsites, volunteers and accessibility. Enter at A Gate on the east side of property.
Wed. July 6: 12pm - 10pm
Thu. July 7: 9am - 10pm
Fri. July 8: 9am - 12 MIDNIGHT
Sat. July 9: 9am - 6pm

STAFF GATE (not for GA passes)

Check in point for Registered Accessibility Access, Crew, Volunteers, Artists, Vendors, and Media. Enter at Staff Gat on east side of property.

Mon. June 27 to Sat. July 2: 9am - 5pm
Sun. July 3 to Tue. July 5: 10am - 12am
Wed. July 6 to Sat. July 9: 9am - 1am
Sun. July 10: 9am - 10pm
Mon. July 11: 9am - 6pm



GLAMPING

BELL TENTS

Enjoy convenience and comfort by reserving a bell tent that is prepared with comfortable bedding.  The bell tents are located close to the festival grounds a short walk from all the action. All tent rentals must have a General Admission 2022 ticket. General Admission tickets are not included in the Tent rental price.

Find the available Bell Tent size options here. Entry for Bell Tents in A GATE.

Parking is available close to the Bell Tent Glamping area for one vehicle per Bell tent. Our Glamping team will be in contact with the Tent purchaser for arrival and bedding details in early May 2022.


CABINS 

There are 11 riverside cabins available for purchase at Bass Coast. 

Each cabin offers different features, details can be found here. Parking for the cabin purchaser is available close to the Cabin area which is located across the river in Campsite B a short distance from the main festival area.

Our Glamping team will be in contact with the Tent purchaser for arrival and bedding details in early May 2020.

 All cabin rentals must have a General Admission 2022 ticket. General Admission tickets are not included in the Cabin rental price. One (1) Vehicle Pass for regular size vehicles is included with a cabin purchase.

Driving

See our detailed directions page.

Ride Share

Join the Bass Coast Ride Share page on Facebook and communicate with other travellers as they make their plans. Request to join the page HERE.

 

 

 

 

Bus

Major travel routes pass through the City of Merritt. As of 2019 Greyhound will no longer be offering bus service to the Province of BC.

Ebus now offers service to Merritt, stopping at the Wagon West Travel Plaza, located at 3999 Airport Road. 

The bus stop is about a 12 minute cab ride from the Bass Coast Festival site. Find directions to Main Gate HERE.

Flying

If you're travelling from another country, Kelowna International Airport (YLW) is the nearest international airport to the festival site.

The closest regional airport is Kamloops Airport (YKA).

Find travel directions to Bass Coast Festival from Kelowna or Kamloops HERE.

 

 

 

 

Entering the Gate

Our gate staff work hard to keep everyone safe. Be patient and courteous with our staff. Abuse of any kind will result in you not getting into the festival. 

Bring your ID. Government issued ID is required through the gate as Bass Coast is a 19+ event.

Bring your print-at-home ticket already printed out.

Check out the gate hours and arrive on time. There will be no entry after the gate is closed.

Your vehicle and belongings are subject to search, so be prepared to open up everything for our security staff including luggage, coolers, RVs, etc.  

 

 

 

 

Camping Essentials

The following items are essential for getting the most out of your Bass Coast Festival experience:

-Tent

-Sleeping bag and blankets

-Solid footwear

-Flashlight

-Warm clothing

-Refillable water containers

See our First Timer's Guide for more tips on what to bring. 

 

 

 

 

Banned Items

The following items are banned at the festival and will be confiscated by security:

- Glass (especially bottles & mirrors)

- Alcohol (drinks will be available at our on site bars)

- Illegal substances

CSA approved fire pits

- Laser pointers

- Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors

- Fireworks or Flares- Fire dancing equipment

- Weapons - Speakers and sound systems (no renegade stages please)

- Animals (service animals must be registered at the gate)

- Aerial drones

- Laser pointers

- Glitter (even biodegradable glitter - undetectable by Green Team)

- Unauthorized solicitations (handbills, sampling, giveaways, etc.)

- War bonnet style headdresses. Learn why HERE.

- Drones are not permitted on or in the air above the festival site.

Any items that are culturally inappropriate: General Rule: If the item or look in question is traditionally used by a community or culture other than your own to express religious beliefs, political statements, or respected status within that culture, leave it alone. 

 

 

 

Arrival

All general admission ticket holders must enter through the Main Gate or A Gate. Please have your government issued photo ID and general admission ticket ready. Find directions to Main Gate HERE.


Main Gate closes for a period of time each night. Please have a close look at Main Gate hours. Do not camp on the road while Main Gate is closed. You will be asked to move by event staff or police.


A Gate is open on Thursday July 9 to Thursday entry holders and Friday July 10 to GA Ticket Holders.

Lost & Found

The most common items misplaced at Bass Coast every year are car keys, ear plugs, phones, hats, scarves and water bottles/ drink containers. 

To avoid losing your belongings, please secure your possessions on you by using carabiners, back packs, or hip packs. Please do not bring valuable or sentimental items to Bass Coast unless you are confident you wont lose them.


Bass Coast Lost and Found station will be located at the General Store onsite. You can drop off found items there, or ask if your lost item has been handed in. 

For any items Found or Lost, please complete the online form, and one of our team members will get in touch with you if we have found your item.

Day Passes

Bass Coast Festival DOES NOT SELL single day passes. There are no Sunday tickets.

Please plan accordingly.

 

 

 

 

Thursday and Wednesday Entry

THURSDAY ENTRY grants General Admission ticket holders access to the camping areas A, B and C and limited festival grounds starting 9AM on Thursday, July 7th, 2022. In order to gain Thursday Entry, you must have a General Admission ticket and a Thursday Entry ticket. 

Thursday Entry grants access to the main festival field, The Cantina Stage, The Movement Studio, The Brain, General Store, Ice Store and select Food Vendors. The Forest Stages and Forest area will remain closed until Friday, July 8, 2022 at 10am.

Glamping and Cabins ticket holders have access to purchase Thursday Entry tickets. 

Thursday Entry Tickets tickets are valid for entry Thursday, July 7 2022 at 9am 

 

WEDNESDAY ENTRY grants General Admission ticket holders access to the camping areas 

A, B and C starting 12pm on Wednesday, July 6th, 2022. In order to gain Wednesday Entry you must have a General Admission ticket, a Wednesday Entry ticket and a Thursday Entry ticket. 

The Ice Store and Camp B Satellite Store will be open Wed-Mon.

Wednesday Entry tickets do not allow access to Cabins or Glamping areas. 

The main festival grounds including the the Forest and the Main Stage Field will be off limits.

Wednesday Entry tickets are valid for entry on Wednesday, July 6 2022 at 12pm - 10pm 

19+

BASS COAST FESTIVAL IS A 19+ EVENT.

All attendees must have valid government issued photo ID to enter. 19 is the age of majority in British Columbia, Canada. Regardless of the laws in your home province or state, you must be at least 19 years of age to attend this event. NO EXCEPTIONS. If your 19th birthday occurs during Bass Coast Festival you may arrive on the day of your birthday.



 

 

 

Date & Location

The 2022 edition of Bass Coast Festival takes place July 8-11, in Merritt, British Columbia, Canada. General admission begins July 8. If you wish to arrive on July 7, a Thursday entry ticket must be purchased before the event.  

Get detailed directions HERE.

The music ends at 8am on Monday July 11. We ask all guests to leave the festival site on Monday July 11. Please ensure that your driver is well rested for the departure. 

 

 

 

Bar Service

Enjoy full bar service at Bass Coast Festival. Our licensed bars carry a wide selection of premium beers, ciders and spirits. Alcohol can only be purchased and consumed in licensed areas. 


VEHICLES WILL BE SEARCHED upon entry to the festival site for alcohol and other banned items.

 

 

 

 

Re-entry

We strongly encourage you to stay with us on site for the entire event.

In an effort to keep vehicle traffic on site to a minimum, A RE-ENTRY FEE OF $20 per person is in effect.

 

 

 

Vehicle Searches

ALL VEHICLES ENTERING THE FESTIVAL SITE ARE SEARCHED for alcohol, illegal substances, animals, glass bottles and mirrors and other banned items.

 

Do not bring any of these prohibited things on site:

- Glass (especially bottles & mirrors)
- Alcohol (drinks will be available at our on site bars)
- Illegal substances
- Laser pointers
- Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors
- Fireworks or Flares
- Fire dancing equipment
- Weapons
- Speakers and sound systems (no renegade stages please)
- Animals (service animals must be registered at the gate)
- Aerial drones
- Laser pointers
- Unauthorized solicitations (handbills, sampling, giveaways, etc.)
- Drones are not permitted on or in the air above the festival site.
- Body glitter / feathers that may fall on the ground (if you must use glitter, only use biodegradable glitter)
- War bonnet style headdresses. Learn why HERE.
- Any items that are culturally inappropriate: General Rule: If the item or look in question is traditionally used by a community or culture other than your own to express religious beliefs, political statements, or respected status within that culture, leave it alone.

 

 

Directions

See our detailed directions page.

 

 

 

 

Thursday and Wednesday Entry

THURSDAY ENTRY grants General Admission ticket holders access to the camping areas A, B and C and limited festival grounds starting 9AM on Thursday, July 7th, 2022. In order to gain Thursday Entry, you must have a General Admission ticket and a Thursday Entry ticket. 

Thursday Entry grants access to the main festival field, The Cantina Stage, The Movement Studio, The Brain, General Store, Ice Store and select Food Vendors. The Forest Stages and Forest area will remain closed until Friday, July 8, 2022 at 10am.

Glamping and Cabins ticket holders have access to purchase Thursday Entry tickets. 

Thursday Entry Tickets tickets are valid for entry Thursday, July 7 2022 at 9am 

 

WEDNESDAY ENTRY grants General Admission ticket holders access to the camping areas 

A, B and C starting 12pm on Wednesday, July 6th, 2022. In order to gain Wednesday Entry you must have a General Admission ticket, a Wednesday Entry ticket and a Thursday Entry ticket. 

The Ice Store and Camp B Satellite Store will be open Wed-Mon.

Wednesday Entry tickets do not allow access to Cabins or Glamping areas. 

The main festival grounds including the the Forest and the Main Stage Field will be off limits.

Wednesday Entry tickets are valid for entry on Wednesday, July 6 2022 at 12pm - 10pm 

Showers

There are 24 showers located at the Satellite Store in Camp B.

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Conduct

Bass Coast is a safe space for everyone. All attendees are responsible for maintaining a culture of mutual respect and taking care of one another. If someone is unwell, help them get access to medical services. If someone is acting recklessly or harassing others, inform a member of the security team.

You can read Bass Coast’s Code of Conduct HERE.

 

 

 

Harm Reduction

In accordance with Canadian law, Bass Coast Festival is a drug-free event. However we realize, regardless of the law, our Harm Reduction plan and gate policies, and the inherent dangers of illicit drug use, some may still choose to use these substances.

With this in mind, we have a proactive approach to Harm Reduction. Our goal is to empower our peers to positively influence their own health and safety by providing some tools and information regarding harm reduction, and will do so leading up to and throughout Bass Coast Festival through education for and communication to our community around safer partying.

You can learn more about Bass Coast’s Harm Reduction Policy and Harm Reduction Education here.

 

 

 

First Aid

Bass Coast Festival takes the health and wellbeing of our patrons very seriously. BCP tries to continually raise the bar and learn from past events on how to provide the safest possible environment for our guests.

There is one main First Aid tent located behind Main Stage. The First Aid outpost is located on the road behind Main Stage. We have locations in each campground (marked with a pink first aid sign on the map) that you can visit 24 hours for any questions or emergencies.

 

 

 

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