Are you ready for a sunburn and some dusty festival feet? Good, because three much-loved music festivals are making their triumphant return to VanIsle this summer.
Vancouver Island MusicFest, July 8-10
Come spend the weekend dancing to roots and world music performers from VanIsle, Canada, and worldwide. This Comox Valley festival is a highlight of the summer.
Vancouver Island MusicFest has six stages, workshops, roving performers, funky crafts, and delicious food. And you can camp with your whole family.
So many people camp out at MusicFest that the festival grounds basically become their own town.
MusicFest will follow whichever COVID guidelines are in place when the festival happens, but you can check their website for more details.
Cumberland Wild, August 20-21
This weekend-long music fest takes place in the heart of the legendary Cumberland Village.
Cumberland Wild brings the gritty hometown feel, big shows, and world-class talent.
The festival will serve up local craft beer and spirits throughout the festival.
There’s plenty of camping. If you want a quiet place to camp, you can hang out in the family section. Late-night Wild types can camp in general camping, and there’s a smaller area for car campers.
Go to Cumberlandwild.com to get tickets to the main event (Saturday 3 pm-11 pm), the Silent Disco (Saturday 11 pm- sunrise), Sunday 11 am-11 pm or a full weekend pass.
Highway 19 Concert Series
Better get on this one because it’s already started!
On Friday, March 4, the Musica Intima vocal ensemble graced the Rivercity Stage in Campbell River.
But you still have time to get tickets to Suzie Ungerleider on March 31. Formerly known as Oh Susanna, the American-born, Canadian-raised artist has a powerfully honest voice and beautiful songs.
Two weeks later, on Sunday, April 10, be part of an intimate concert by pop artists Big Little Lions. The duo comprises Vancouver Island’s own Helen Austin and Ohio’s Paul Otten. They’ve spent two years on opposite sides of the closed border, and they’re very excited to be on stage again.
Highway 19 Concerts loves having families and youth at their concerts. They have FREE tickets for kids who come with a paying adult and $5 tickets for teens.
Get tickets by emailing email@example.com.
Which concert series are you most excited about?