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Bass Coast Festival Announces 2022 Hot Ticket Lineup

The rumble of the electronic music festival’s return is felt with a mix of A-list heavy hitters and classic familiar faces. 

by Jonathan Crane

The highly anticipated lineup for the first post-pandemic edition of Merritt, BC’s Bass Coast Festival has been released featuring and its compendium of Canadian hometown heroes alongside notable international headliners is making the festival a hot ticket item this summer.

After being forced to postpone the 2020 and 2021 editions of the festival, the electronic music festival will return with its 14th iteration from July 8 to 11, featuring headliners from across like New York house duo AceMoma, Ninja Tune recording artist Anz, Dirtybird Records’ Claude VonStroke, and Jersey Club artist Uniiqu3.

Other notable headliners include New York’s footwork jungle specialist Anna Morgan, Toronto’s Ciel, London veteran T. Williams, and Montreal’s house maestro Jacques Greene. Many fan favourites will also be returning, such as Bass Coast’s co-founder The Librarian, OAKK, Smalltown DJs, and Mat The Alien.

True to their commitment to showcase Canadian talent, the lineup also features many hometown heroes that will be familiar to underground electronic music fans in B.C. and Alberta.  Expect to see veteran members from Vancouver’s Lighta! Sound crew like Michael Red, Max Ulis, Mandai & Tank Gyal alongside Albertan mainstays like Esette, Carissa Gem, and drifting.dubs.

Representing Western Canada in a big way, artists like Rinse France resident Overland, Indigenous-fusion Handsome Tiger, Red Bull Music Academy alumnus Homesick, and Albertan bass pioneer Sergio SP.

As ticket holders from 2020 and 2021 were given the option to transfer their tickets to this year’s festival, there are currently less than 100 tickets that remain.

For the full line-up and to purchase tickets, head to basscoast.ca.