“Make sure you’ve got your tickets for Aug. 16,” says organizer, Kealy Donaldson, “Rockin’ The Island is completely affordable for everyone and the quality of the music is going to blow you away – 10 Bands.”
Previously known as ‘Rockin’ The River, organizers quickly realized that this event was bigger than just the River and did a minor name change to grab the attention from all corners of Vancouver Island. Tickets are on sale at www.tidemarktheatre.com Adults are $70, Students $50, Children $40, 3 and under are free.
The music lineup is all-Canadian talent featuring headliner These Kids Wear Crowns with a high energy sound.
Rockin’ The Island is featuring 10 artists including Kuba Oms, who is second on the bill and is a do-not miss performer.
Well known for his hit Electrolove, he’ll be releasing a new album this summer and performing new songs as well as favourites.
Quoia has just been added to the lineup, joining the festival from down-Island and Georgia Murray is going to rock you with her cool beats. Murray is originally from the North Island and recently formed LIINKS who is charting in Victoria right now.
Don Amero joins us from Winnipeg with his soulful roots sound. Other performers include Campbell River guitar wizard Brice Tabish with new band Flight Behaviour who are rocking the Vancouver scene.
Time Well Wasted from the Comox Valley is an outstanding 12-piece dance band playing the hits of your well wasted youth. Then get down with the Bentwood Boyz, Who Is Barbosa? and Diane Pancel, who will be the M.C. for the 2014 Festival. It will be 10 acts, 12 hours of entertainment – 11 ‘till 11 – from an All-Canadian line up.
“This is the not to be missed show of the summer,” says Donaldson.
The festival site – which is located at the CRIB Soccer Fields, 1490 Island Highway – will be converted into a fully-secured area with on-site parking for up to 900 vehicles.
Parking on-site is $10, with security and following day pick up. Camp at Thunderbird RV on Tyee Spit or along the Quinsam River at Elk Falls Campground, a festival shuttle is running from both campgrounds via the Island Highway to the Festival. The shuttle is free with your ticket and return after the festival.
There are no in-out privleges once you’ve entered the festival grounds, but not to worry, everything you need will be right there.
Included is a Fun Zone with all day entertainment for kids of all ages – from Bounce-A-Ramas, sprinklers, face painting, games, rides and more. There will be lots of fun between sets too.
Food vendors from Mexican to Syrian to Asian, the Food Fair is going to keep you going all day and night.
There are two 19+ beverage areas on site: the general 19+ beverage area will be open from 12 noon till 10 p.m. and the Exclusive VIP 19+ area is located adjacent to the main stage. If you are looking to be spoiled, VIP tickets are the way to go. This $200 ticket includes a catered lunch and dinner on-site, casual seating adjacent to Main Stage, private no-host bar, two beverage tickets, Artist Meet & Greet, festival t-shirt and VIP Parking close to Main Gate. These tickets are limited, only 100 available.
“Rockin’ The Island Music Festival is going to be the biggest party on the Island,” says organizer, Kealy Donaldson. “Imagine 10 years from now, crowds of 25,000 with a 3 Day Presentation and major headliners – Destination: Campbell River.”
Tickets are on sale now at www.tidemarktheatre.com or 287-PINK. “We’ve worked very hard to locate and attain resources in Campbell River. Believing it can be done is half the battle” notes Donaldson.
Event details are at www.rockintheisland.ca along with all the Artists and their links.