Can I buy tickets in advance? Will the festival sell out?
Online advance tickets will go on sale March 15th 2018, and we be available until Wednesday June 20th or until tickets run out. Any remaining tickets will be available at the gate. Camping space is limited and there are fewer camping passes than there are tickets, so if you plan to stay on the farm, we highly recommend purchasing a weekend pass with camping in advance.
Tickets for the 2017 and 2016 festivals sold out completely online, and no tickets were available at the gate! Camping passes sold out well in advance of that.
Can I buy a single day ticket?
No, we only sell weekend passes.
When does the festival run?
Gates open at 11am on Friday morning. Music runs from 1pm Friday to 4pm Sunday. Camping on the property is not permitted on Thursday night or Sunday night.
It’s beautiful, can I stay just one more night?
Sorry, nope! All tents must be down by noon on Sunday. Our amazing teardown volunteers need the space clear so they can return the farm to working order. Seal Beach Camping is an option if you’d like to extend your stay on Mayne.
Can I just come and camp?
No, camping is only available to festival passholders who purchase a camping pass with their ticket.
Can I bring my trailer / motorhome?
Nope, only tents, cars, campervans, and sailboats!
When does the schedule go online?
It doesn’t – we always release the schedule at the opening of the festival. If there’s an act you really want to catch, we encourage you to come for the whole festival!
Can I get a beer?
We are licensed! We’re selling Hoyne beer and Tod Creek cider, both delicious, both made on Vancouver Island. This means a couple of things for us; one, you get to drink awesome craftbrewed stuff, and two, no outside alcohol in the licensed area. This is important! We can only have a license with this restriction, please respect it. The road between the fields is public property, no open alcohol can cross it at any time.
Bar closes at 10pm. Show your ID once at the gate to get a legal drinking age wristband.
Can I get a coffee?
Solstice Cafe from Victoria is pulling amazing espresso in the field!
What about water?
Our water is potable and delicious, but we run the whole festival on a single well – if you are driving, please bring a jug or two with you. It makes a big difference!
Where can I smoke at the festival?
We have a couple of spots marked out, with lots of ashtrays / butt cans. Smoking in designated areas only please, no smoking in the crowd. Proper disposal of butts is really important, as it’s very very dry in the field. Which brings us to…
Can I have a campfire?
No fires. None. There is an island-wide ban on outdoor burning of any variety.
Can I bring my dog?
Dogs are not encouraged. If your circumstances mean that you must bring your dog, they need to be on leash and under control at all times in all areas. Entering the festival grounds with an unleashed dog is not permitted, and dogs found offleash may need to be removed from the property.
Where’s the Market Stage?
Friday 1-4pm, Saturday 11am-4pm, and Sunday 1-4pm music happens at the Mayne Island Bandstand in downtown Miners Bay. From the festival gate, take a right on Campbell Bay Road (back towards the ferry), then another right on Fernhill Road when you reach a T in the road. It’s approximately 25 minutes on foot from the festival site to the market.
There is no washroom at the bandstand, but there are public outside-access washrooms available at the Mayne Island Library just around the corner.
What happens after the mainstage closes?
There’s a quieter stage with late-night magic tucked into the forest! Go discover!
Afterhours, please remember that this is a family farm. We live here, and we have neighbours! Our community has been amazingly supportive of this event, and we want to respect them in return. We’re into mellow, acoustic jamming after the mainstage closes, until 1am. No percussion instruments, please; the sound carries over the bay much louder than anything else.
I skinned my knee! I lost my jacket! What now?
First aid and lost and found are situated at the gate tent.
Can I get cash out at the festival?
No, we don’t have an ATM. The nearest ATMs are in Miner’s Bay, and have limited supplies of cash – please plan to bring what you need to the island with you.
Is there WIFI on the festival site?
No, and depending on your carrier / phone, cell signal may be intermittent on the farm. Enjoy!