The Squamish Valley Music Festival was cancelled years ago. In its place, Vancouver’s newest music festival is the Squamish Constellation Festival in July.
2ND ANNUAL EVENT CANCELLED!
In response to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the organizers of the Constellation Festival have cancelled the weekend of concerts for 2020. This is especially unfortunate as this was going to be just the second year of the event. Hopefully they’ll be able to run it again in 2021!
To learn more about the festival and the decision to cancel it in 2020, see the Squamish Constellation Festival‘s website.
For details about how the pandemic has impacted other festivals in the Lower Mainland this year, see our article about Vancouver and COVID-19.
Squamish Constellation Festival
The Vancouver region’s newest major music festival takes place in Squamish, BC, which is about an hour outside Vancouver. Its dates in 2020 were going to be July 24th to 26th.
Up until 2015 there was the Squamish Valley Music Festival which happened in August. It got cancelled in 2016, however, and hasn’t taken place since. In its place, the Squamish Constellation Festival started up in 2019.
The first annual Squamish Constellation Festival took place on the weekend of July 26th to 28th in 2019. It featured over forty bands including Jessie Reyez, Serena Ryder, A Tribe Called Red, Dear Rouge, The Boom Booms and other groups.
The new festival happened in Hendrickson Field at the Logger Sports Grounds in Squamish which is also where the Squamish Valley Music Festival used to take place until it got cancelled in 2016.
Diverting over 90% of the waste it produced from going into landfills, the new event claimed to be the largest zero-waste festival in British Columbia last year. Hopefully it’ll be able to do the same again in 2021.
Festival Dates and Ticket Prices
The second annual Squamish Constellation Festival was scheduled to take place on the weekend of July 24th to 26th in 2020, at least until it got cancelled in the spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ticket prices for the weekend ranged between $159 and $279 (plus service charges and other fees) depending on when you bought them.
For comparison, admission prices to the Squamish Valley Music Festival in 2015 were the following:
- Single day: $149.50 (plus fees and shipping)
- Weekend: $275-325 (plus fees and shipping)
- VIP passes: $799 (plus fees and shipping)
- Children 12 and under: free
Camping sites were available at the event in 2015 for $345 for up to 4 people and parking cost $37 per day or $99 for the weekend.
About the Squamish Valley Music Festival
The Squamish Valley Music Festival was a massive event featuring contemporary music and attracting over 100,000 people. It ran from 2010 until 2015 and took place at Centennial Field, Logger Sports Grounds and Hendrickson Fields (so pretty much the same as the Constellation Music Festival, but over a bigger area).
Attracting over 100,000 fans, the previous festival featured three days of concerts by major international bands of all genres, along with national and emerging West Coast talent.
Check out the Squamish Constellation Festival website for more details about the event.
For more information on things to do in the summer in the Lower Mainland, check out the following:
- Vancouver’s June Events Calendar
- Vancouver’s July Events Calendar
- Vancouver’s August Events Calendar
- Vancouver Festivals and Events
- Free Vancouver Summer Concerts
- Free Vancouver Outdoor Movies
- Vancouver Summer Activities
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