2018 tickets go on sale October 12. Here's what you need to know:
It's that time again. Collaborate with us on the 10th-anniversary edition of Bass Coast Festival, July 6-9, 2018. This 19+ event features 4 immersive stage environments with 100+ electronic artists, 50+ large-scale art installations, yoga, workshops, delicious food vendors, artisan vending, licensed cocktail bars and more. Read on to learn more about the festival and our ticketing options for 2018.
Tickets go on sale October 12, 2017, at 10 AM PST via our website. Tier 1 & Tier 2 tickets are available for $299 and $319 respectively, plus service charge and tax. There's no difference between Tier 1 and Tier 2 tickets - we offer the Tier 1 tickets as an incentive to purchase early.
Payment plans are available for online ticket purchases. Pay for your ticket in 3 easy instalments.
Thursday Entry (formerly Early Entry) tickets grant you entry onto the Bass Coast Festival site Thursday, July 5 at noon. Only 2000 Thursday Entry are available and each person wishing to gain access to the site on Thursday needs a Thursday entry pass AND a Tier 1 or Tier 2 ticket - plan accordingly.
A very limited run of physical tickets will be available select in stores in Western Canada soon. Watch for more details coming soon.
Last year tickets sold out in just over 2 months. Avoid disappointment and get your tickets sooner than later.
The name on the ticket doesn't matter - we just care about the unique barcode. Buy a ticket for a friend? Awesome! There's no need to change the name on the ticket.
Camping is included with your ticket, but we are making some changes to the campground layout and parking. Stay tuned for more details.
What Is Bass Coast?
BASS COAST FESTIVAL is an eclectic offering of emerging 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: 100+ international and local artists, immersive audio-visual environments with world class sound design by PK Sound, illuminating workshops and dozens of original art installations. Attendees camp on site for the duration of the festival.
See our detailed directions page.
Major travel routes pass through the City of Merritt. Greyhound offers service, 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.
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.
The following items are essential for getting the most out of your Bass Coast Festival experience:
-Sleeping bag and blankets
-Refillable water containers
See our First Timer's Guide for more tips on what to bring.
The following things are banned from coming in the gates and will be seized by security:
-Glass of any kind, especially mirrors
-Alcohol (must be purchased on site and consumed in licensed areas)
-Fire dancing equipment
-Speakers and sound systems (no renegade stages please)
-Animals (service animals must be registered at the gate)
-War bonnet style headdresses. Learn why HERE.
All general admission ticket holders enter through the Main 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 HERE. Do not camp on the road while Main Gate is closed. You will be asked to move event staff or police.
Transferring Tickets and Will Call
If you are considering buying a ticket off of someone, or if someone is transferring you a ticket, please visit https://basscoast.tickit.ca/resales to verify its authenticity.
If you wish to leave a ticket at the gate for a friend, you can do so for a $15 Will Call fee.
Bass Coast Festival DOES NOT SELL single day passes.
Please plan accordingly.
THURSDAY ENTRY grants general admission ticket holders access to the festival grounds starting 10AM on July 5. Only 2000 early entry passes are available and they must be purchased online before the event. In order to gain Thursday entry you must must have a general admission ticket and an Thursday entry pass.
Thursday entry passes are not available for purchase at the gate. No exceptions.
TICKETS for Bass Coast Festival 2018 go on sale OCTOBER 12 2018 at 10 AM PST via this website. All online ticket purchases are delivered via email. Limited physical tickets will be available in select stores in November.
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 site. Details about secure resales are here: https://basscoast.tickit.ca/resales
PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE - ONLINE ONLY
The payment plan allows you to split your purchase into 3 equal instalments. Instalments come out every 30 days starting on the purchase date. All purchases and partial purchases are NON REFUNDABLE. Minimum purchase amount is $249. All fees are added to the first instalment: $12 regular fee + $6 instalment fee. 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 1st, 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.
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 2018 edition of Bass Coast Festival takes place July 6-9, in Merritt, British Columbia, Canada. General admission begins July 6. If you wish to arrive on July 5, an Thursday entry pass must be purchased before the event.
Get detailed directions HERE.
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.
THIS IS IMPORTANT:
-Don't camp on the road before gates open. Those obstructing local traffic will be forced to move.
-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 is available by pre-sale 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 obstruct the flow of the Coldwater River. It's a natural salmon spawning area.
DON'T BRING ANY OF THESE PROHIBITED ITEMS ON SITE:
-Glass (especially bottles & mirrors)
-Pets (service animals must be registered at the gate)
-Alcohol (drinks will be available at our on site bars)
-Fire dancing equipment
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 $15 per person is in effect.
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)
- Pets (service animals must be registered at the gate)
- Alcohol (drinks will be available at our on site bars)
- Illegal substances
- Sound systems
- Aerial drones
- Laser pointers
See our detailed directions page.
Gate Hours to be released in 2018
Gates are open THURSDAY JULY 5, 9AM-10 PM for Thursday entry pass holders only. You must have a Thursday entry pass, (one Thursday entry pass per person), a general admission ticket and government issued photo ID in order to enter on July 5. Limited quantities of early entry passes are available for purchase online.
Thursday entry passes are not available at the gate. No exceptions.
July 5: 9am - 10pm (only available with a pre-purchased early entry pass)
July 7: 9am - 4am
July 8: 9am - 6pm
July 9: 9am - 6pm
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 this event. Buy quality camping equipment that will last and remove packaging from equipment and food before you come on site.
ACCESSIBLE CAMPING is available for those with limited mobility. The accessible camping area has power for battery charging and a wheelchair accessible porta-potty.
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.
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.
There are 24 showers located at the Satellite Store in Camp B.