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. 

 

 

 

 

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. 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.

 

 

 

 

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 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)

-Illegal substances

-Fireworks

-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

-War bonnet style headdresses. Learn why HERE.

 

 

 

 

Arrival

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.

 

 

 

 

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 resent here: basscoast.tickit.ca/resend

For all other ticketing questions, please email customer service at help@tickit.ca

 

 

 

 

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 basscoast.tickit.ca/transfers 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. 

 

 

 

 

Day Passes

Bass Coast Festival DOES NOT SELL single day passes.

Please plan accordingly.

 

 

 

 

Early Entry

EARLY ENTRY grants general admission ticket holders access to the festival grounds starting noon on July 6. Only 1500 early entry passes are available and they must be purchased online before the event. In order to gain early entry you must must have a general admission ticket and an early entry pass. 

Early entry passes are not available for purchase at the gate. No exceptions.

 

 

 

 

Purchasing Tickets

Bass Coast Festival 2017 is sold out. If you're purchasing a ticket from someone you don't know, ensure it's legit with the Ticket Transfer feature.

TICKETS for Bass Coast Festival 2017 go on sale OCTOBER 24 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.

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: $10 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.

 

 

 

 

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 2017 edition of Bass Coast Festival takes place July 7-10, in Merritt, British Columbia, Canada. General admission begins July 7. If you wish to arrive on July 6, an early entry pass must be purchased before the event.  

Get detailed directions HERE.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Please Don't

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 an early entry pass at the gate. Early 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)

-Illegal substances

-Fireworks

-Flares

-Fire dancing equipment 

-Weapons

-Sound systems

-Aerial drones

-Laser pointers

 

 

 

 

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 $15 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)

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

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

- Illegal substances

- Weapons

- Sound systems

- Aerial drones

- Laser pointers

 

 

 

 

Directions

See our detailed directions page.

 

 

 

 

Gate Hours

MAIN GATE

July 6: noon - 10pm (early entry pass holders only)

July 7: 9am - 4am

July 8: 9am - 6pm

July 9: 9am - 6pm

STAFF GATE

TBD

 

 

 

 

Early Entry

EARLY ENTRY

Gates are open THURSDAY JULY 6, noon-10 PM for early entry pass holders only. You must have an early entry pass, (one early entry pass per person), a general admission ticket and government issued photo ID in order to enter on July 6. Limited quantities of early entry passes are available for purchase online.

Early entry passes are not available at the gate. No exceptions.

HOURS

July 6: noon - 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.

 

 

 

 

Accessibility

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

Please email info(at)basscoast.ca for more information or to reserve space.

 

 

 

 

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. 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.

CAMPING AREAS

General admission ticket holders can camp anywhere in campgrounds. 

 

 

 

 

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