With the surprising and unfortunate event that is now Pemberton, Vancouver locals are in a pinch to find the next big festival. Let's be real, Osheaga is on the other side of the country, and we already missed Coachella. Or perhaps there are some new to the music scene, who wish to experience a taste of a festival without the full commitment?
Well look no further, we've compiled a list of 6 music festivals near Vancouver to fit anyone's needs!
From Kelowna, to Surrey, and all the way to Seattle, here are 6 of the summer's hottest festivals nearby!
1. Paradiso (June 23-24) // George, Washington
You’ve all heard about the Gorge. How the amphitheatre is possibly one of the most breathtaking venues on the West Coast. Well it’s time to go. Paradiso is “where digital meets nature” and for anyone who loves camping – you will NOT be disappointed.
Tickets: General admission starting at 199.99
Notable Headliners: Alan Walker, Andy C, Anna Lunoe
2. Fvded In The Park (July 7-8) // Surrey, BC
Big headliners without the cost of travel and accommodation. New to festivals? Not sure about whether you’ll like it or not? No fear! Fvded offers one-day passes at a cheaper price! Or if you’re just in it for the Chainsmokers.
Notable Headliners: The Chainsmokers, Wiz Khalifa, PARTYNEXTDOOR
3. Center of Gravity (July 28-30) // Kelowna, BC
Center of Gravity (COG) is back in the sunny Okanagan for its 10th year! The festival takes place on the shores of Okanagan Lake and Kelowna’s City Park, giving new meaning to beach party. In addition to the music, there’s also plenty of beach volleyball, basketball and motor-cross taking place as well!
Tickets: General Admission Starting at $189.95
Notable Headliners: Snoop Dogg, Marshmello, ScHoolboy Q, Lil Dicky.
4. Rockin’ River Musicfest (August 3-6) // Merritt, BC
Country fans, lend an ear! Rockin’ River takes place in beautiful Merrit, BC, and is your one-stop for all things country. The festival will also feature mechanical bull riding, jumbo pong, human foosball and a beach stage!
Notable Headliners: Aaron Pritchett, Toby Keith, The Washboard Union, Brett Kissel
5. Sunfest Country Music Festival (August 3-6) // Cowichan Valley, BC
Country fans, your choice just got that much harder. Located in the heart of Vancouver Island, not only are the artists just as good, but it's easy to find an AirBNB!
Tickets: General Admission starting $249.99
Notable Headliners: Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Brett Kissel
6. Bumbershoot (September 1-3) // Seattle, WA
Bumbershoot is the perfect festival to turn into a late-summer getaway! Located right in Seattle Center, the festival is fully loaded with killer artists, but also includes live comedy and a huge food and arts feature.
Tickets: General Admission starting at 249.99
Notable Headliners: Flume, Lorde, Odesza, Big Sean, Weezer