When does the festival run?
The festival is June 21-23 2019. 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.
Can I buy tickets in advance? Will the festival sell out?
Online advance tickets will go on sale March 15th 2019, and we be available until Wednesday June 19th or until tickets run out. 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 festival have sold out completely online since 2016! Camping passes sold out well in advance of that. We do not reserve any tickets for gate sales.
Can I buy a single day ticket?
No, we only sell weekend passes.
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!
What happens to the trash?
The Campbell Bay Music Festival is committed to being as close to a zero-waste event as possible. To that end, we need your help! We're asking all festivalgoers to do their part by 'pitching in to the right bin'. We'll have our recycle bins clearly marked and easy to find to make it easier than ever for you to do your part. Thanks in advance. The Mayne Island Recycling Society is a registered charity that diverts nearly everything from landfills through tons of meticulous, hands-on volunteer work, and you can donate to their efforts here: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charitiesmayne-island-recycling-society/
When does the schedule go online?
Right as the gates open on Friday! 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.
Show your ID at the gate to get a legal drinking age wristband.
Can I get a coffee?
We have amazing espresso being pulled in the field!
What about water?
Our supplies are very limited! If possible, please bring your own water for drinking and washing up. 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 during the summer season.
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 will need to be removed from the property.
Can I get groceries on Mayne?
There are a few spots to pick up groceries! Farm Gate Store at 568 Fernhill Rd has local produce, organic goods, and a delicious hot & cold deli counter - take a left on Fernhill when you’re leaving the farm. Mayne Island Trading Post 413 Fernhill Rd has fresh local tomatoes and berries, a wide array of snacks and basics, cold beer and more - it’s near the Market Stage in Miners Bay.
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 are two porta-potties at the Market stage.
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 a tent near mainstage.
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!