Bass Coast Festival celebrated it’s 11th edition, themed ‘Duality’, on the traditional lands of the the Nłeʔkepmxc Nation located in Merritt, BC Canada, over the weekend of July 12 - 15.
Founded by Andrea Graham (aka The Librarian) and art director Liz Thomson, the proudly sponsor free event has garnered a reputation for its thoughtfully curated line-ups and the passionate community it's fostered that's seen the event sell out of tickets many times before the artists have even been announced.
Setting up shop near a lazy, juicy river that winds through the grounds, the festival's surrounding forest is packed with interactive art installations and spacious paths connecting the festival's four immersive stage environments.
With a selection of artists pushing boundaries and defining genres in 2019, this year's event saw innovative acts such as Orson & Arpiggia, Shanti Celeste and Khan sharing the stage with Canadian innovators Michael Red, The Librarian, Dane and more.
The weekend was also punctuated with a double hitter from Claude VonStroke and his hip hop alias Barclay Crenshaw, a heroic set from Nightmares on Wax and the return of UK favorite Madam X after her acclaimed Bass Coast debut in 2018.
Relive the magic of Bass Coast 2019 below with these 15 photos.
[Photos: Banana Cam Photo, 403 ABC, Lung Liu, Nick Molson, Ron Worobec, Michael Benz, Mary Matheson]
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