Audience Information

Vancouver Island MusicFest has been bringing great roots and world music to the Comox Valley and Vancouver Island since 1995. Produced by the Comox Valley Folk Society, MusicFest is a not-for-profit, cost recovery, volunteer driven event with over 1100 volunteers and 300 community sponsors who combine forces to bring this first rate music festival to life.

Over the years Vancouver Island MusicFest has grown in attendance but has remained true to its original vision; a rural, family friendly, sustainable and successful music event that puts the Comox Valley on the cultural map and involves thousands in a rich celebration of music and community!

We offer over 200 musical performers on 6 fully programmed stages as well as instructional workshops, yoga sessions, an interactive kidzzone, art displays, a beer and cider tent, top-notch food and craft vendors, non-profit information displays, on-site camping and a magical riverside venue at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds.

Your “Festival Hosts”

Our friendly festival hosts rove the audience areas and they have the full scoop on audience etiquette, festival policy, how to get where. These folks work with the audience to ensure that everyone has a good time this weekend.

Gate Times



Please do not smoke in the Main Audience area. A smoking area will be roped off behind the sound booth and sand buckets will also be available at the perimeter of the audience seating area.

If you are sitting within the ANY of our audience areas you are in a no-smoking section. Please move away from the crowds and to areas where you find receptacles.


We love dogs but we cannot have them roaming the site at MusicFest. Please leave your pets at home and help us keep everyone happy!

Boogie zone

Newly worded Policies Coming Soon

Lawn chairs, umbrellas and other structures

Newly worded Policies Coming Soon

Disabled access viewing

This year we are delighted to announce improved access & space for our guests with diverse abilities. There are clearly marked, designated areas at ALL stages, as well as a new level platform with a great view for the Main Concert Bowl. Additionally, we have improved the traffic flow and patterns, as well as the quality of the trails, to better accommodate chairs, walkers, strollers, etc.

Please see our Festival Access Project for details, and at any time while on-site, if you need help seek a Festival Host.

Blankets and tarps

Newly worded Policies Coming Soon