Bass Coast is nearly upon us! Here is the essential information to help get yourself in order. Check out the festival map, workshop and artist schedule, & more!
Bass Coast is one of Western Canada’s fastest-growing, most reputable festivals – and for good reason. Though it’s only a weekend long, it’s an event whose impressions linger long after the music ends. Check out the need-to-know info to make the best of Bass Coast 2018.
Bass Coast 2018 Essential Info:
Dates: Friday, July 6 – Monday, July 9
Gate Hours: Thursday, July 5: 9am – 10pm (Thursday entry pass holders only)
Friday, July 6: 9am – 4am
Saturday, July 7: 9am – 6pm
Sunday, July 8: 9am – 6pm
General admission begins July 6. You must have an early entry pass to arrive on July 5. All guests must leave the festival site on Monday, July 9.
Venue Address: Merritt, BC, Canada – See here for site map and directions
Ages: 19+ with Government Issued ID
Tickets: Bass Coast 2018 is Sold Out
Facebook Event Page: RSVP HERE
Acceptable Forms of Identification for Entry
- Government issued ID
- Driver’s License
Unacceptable Forms of Identification for Entry
- School identifications
- Expired identifications of any kind
- Birth Certificates
- Social Security Cards
- Voter Card
- Photocopies of any identifications
- Consular identification
Bass Coast 2018 Set Times:
Bass Coast 2018 Festival & Camping Map:
Bass Coast 2018 Do’s & Don’ts:
- 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.
ALL VEHICLES ENTERING THE FESTIVAL SITE ARE SEARCHED for alcohol, illegal substances, animals, glass bottles and mirrors and other banned items.
- 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
- 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.)
- Glitter (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.
What to Bring:
- Government-issued ID
- Printable ticket printed out
- Quality Tent or RV
- Refillable water containers
- Rope and tarps
- Garbage bags
- Sleeping bag and blankets
- Solid footwear
- Warm clothing
- Multiple pairs of socks
- Themed festival attire
- Any other festival must-haves
- See our First Timer’s Guide for more tips on what to bring
For any additional questions, check out Bass Coast’s FAQs.
Reminder To Mind Your Belongings:
Unfortunately, people have reported pickpockets, bag slashings, and theft of wallets, smartphones, purses and other valuables during this festival season. While this small number of bad apples in the bunch doesn’t define an entire crowd, there are opportunistic people who come to these events to take advantage of unsuspecting partygoers and it’s important to be mindful of your valuables while at Bass Coast.
Looking for tips to keep your belongings safe? Check our post highlighting some ideas!