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15 photos of Bass Coast Festival's adventurist spirit in 2019

Innovative sounds on sacred land up in the Canadian wilderness of BC

  • Zan Comerford
  • 26 July 2019

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.

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