Written by Dianissa Boigues
Cover Photo from Bass Coast
Bass Coast has been on my list of “need to go festivals” for a while and, it’s finally happening! We will be driving 4 hours to be there for their 11th year; and we can’t wait to enjoy the scenic view! The beauty of British Columbia is a very important part of the Bass Coast experience. The festival site is located just outside the city of Merritt, in the beautiful Nicola Valley and will take place from July 12th – 15th. This year’s theme is “Duality”, where opposite forces exist, in nature, and in ourselves. It’s time to get close with nature, and there are only a few months to go!! Who else is counting down to be part of this awesome festival?
Bass Coast is not only considered to be a pillar of innovative electronic music & art but also an event that stays true to the spirit of the community. The festival is a 19+, independent international exhibition of art & electronic music. It helps to springboard innovative Canadian & international talent. This operation was founded & is solely run by women with absolutely no sponsors or corporate presence; it is a truly artist owned and operated event. It was founded in 2009 by Liz Thompson & Andrea Graham.
“Bass Coast prides itself in being an inclusive gathering that brings together people from diverse backgrounds and inspires them to participate to the fullest.” – Bass Coast Team
The lineup was finally announced on May 6th and it’s amazing to say the least. The festival is a total of 4 days & consists of 4 stages with 124 artists this year. The 4 stages are The Mains Stage, Slay Bay, Radio Stage & Cantina Stage. Stages are programmed to evolve musically over the course of the weekend, so there’s something for everybody. With a blend of established artists like Alix Perez, G Jones, Skiitour, and Stickybuds amongst other big names, it will be a great time for sure! To learn more about the lineup, go to https://basscoast.ca/pages/2019-artist-lineup so you can get familiar with what to expect. Sound is very important to Bass Coast so each stage features sound design by the award-winning PK Sound. I’m not only super stoked to hear the known artists but to also learn about new artists out there.
See you all there!