Campbell Bay Music Festival 2019
Welcome to the 11th annual Campbell Bay Music Fest! We are SOLD OUT FOR 2019. We are a volunteer-run music festival set on a beautiful waterfront property on Mayne Island in BC’s Gulf Islands. We present emerging artists in a diverse array of genres, and have a simple mission – bringing musicians and music lovers together for a really, really good time. We believe in great music and great sound!
In 2009, a determined group of friends with a van full of lumber built a stage, dug some outhouses and set the scene for a festival that was more fun than anyone could have predicted. Since then, we’ve become a registered BC Non Profit Society, hosted incredible artists from Newfoundland to Argentina, and showcased outstanding emerging BC acts. Join us in June to celebrate eleven years of amazing music!
The 2019 Campbell Bay Music Fest runs Friday – Sunday, June 21-23. Music ends at 4pm on Sunday and there is no onsite camping on Sunday night, please plan your travel accordingly! Mainstage music begins at 5pm on Friday and Saturday and runs until 11pm, then moves to a night stage tucked into the forest. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, daytime concerts happen on the bandstand “downtown” in Miners Bay.
Campbell Bay Music Festival is held on the un-ceded traditional territories of the Straits Salish peoples, on the Island called SKTAK in SENĆOŦEN and later called Mayne in English. On the island is Tsartlip Reserve #6 which gives our community a special relationship with the Tsartlip (W̱JOȽEȽP) village near Brentwood Bay who are part of the W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations. These are SENĆOŦEN speaking people who have been here for millennia and who have rich artistic and traditional culture connected to Mayne Island. We extend our thanks and gratitude to them and acknowledge the privilege of enjoying this beautiful place in their territory.
This year, the first day of Campbell Bay Music Festival is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. This year the Festival is thrilled to have W̱SÁNEĆ Elders, artisans and musicians with us! They will be celebrating their culture through workshops, performances and stories and you’re invited to join in!
Three non-profits on the Island, the Mayne Island Conservancy, the Active Pass Arts in Nature Festival Society and the Campbell Bay Music Festival Society, have come together to pledge a total of $750 in matching funds. Over the course of the weekend you will have daily opportunities to make donations in support of the culture of the W̱ SÁNEĆ people. Your donation will be doubled by the pledges.
Please bring your loonies, toonies and bills to help us match these pledges towards new regalia and drums for the SENĆOŦEN LENOṈET SCUL,ÁUTW̱ Youth Drummers from the SENĆOŦEN Language immersion program at ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ Tribal School in Saanich! Besides the daily micro-fundraiser events there will be donation jars at the Main Gate or you can seek out a Board member to say hi and make your donation.
The Board and Staff of the Campbell Bay Music Festival
From the Territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ and Straits Salish First Nations