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Bass Coast Festival: An Analog Photo Diary

We review the legendary electronic music festival through a series of portraits and action shots. 

by Ryan Rose

Intro by Michelle Swami

After two long summers of pandemic related restrictions, Bass Coast Electronic Music and Arts Festival returned, turning up the good vibes with an assortment of bass music that hit all the right frequencies.

Now in its 14th year, Bass Coast started as a modest festival in the Squamish Valley before moving to its current location three hours east of Vancouver in Merritt, BC. Put together by an all-female team, the festival boasts five stages featuring world class musicians, dancers, workshops, art installations and a Boiler Room session that is broadcast live on the internet.

Artists this year included London’s T.Williams (pictured above), Justin Martin, UNIIQUE3, Jacques Greene, and Rochelle Jordan — more than 140 in total. Since Bass Coast is such a colourful gathering that invites so many unique personalities and talents, our photographer Ryan Rose decided to capture this year’s event through a series of analog portraits and live action shots of festival favourites. Listen to the Bass Coast playlist while you scroll through and daydream about next year. 

Friday, July 8

Claude Vonstroke


Saturday, July 9

Boiler Room Pizza Party


Sicaria Sound

Sunday, July 10


Ivy Lab