An intimate coastal music festival on

Sept 2nd & 3rd 2023

Labour Day Weekend

Palm Beach Regional Park ~ qathet, BC

Tickets Coming Soon!

~ Day & Weekend Passes ~
~ Earlybird, Senior & Student Discounts ~
~ Kids 12 & under FREE! ~

Celebrate world class music, west coast style

The Sunshine Music Festival had a blast in 2022, and we can’t wait to host you again this year! On Labour Day weekend 2023, we invite you to dance your heart out under the towering trees framing our beachfront stage. Indulge in a refreshing swim, fill your belly with delicious food from our many local vendors, and take a wander of our artisan market to find that special treasure.

For 2023, we have made some key updates to our vendor application guidelines. We are also busily collecting and reviewing new performer applications (apply early!).

Can you offer accommodations?

Are you a local fan who has accommodations to offer our travelling musicians and performers? Apply to host a festival performer >

Coming Soon
Stay tuned
for 2023 Updates

We look forward to announcing what is quickly becoming an exciting lineup of artists for our 2023 festival!

Join our Facebook community to receive timely announcements as they come out, and explore the magic of our event on Instagram.

Getting here

Palm Beach Regional Park ~ Qathet, BC

The Sunshine Coast music festival takes place on the Upper Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, at Palm Beach Regional Park in the qathet Regional District, just south of Powell River, BC.

Our festival is hosted on the traditional territories the Tla’amin Nation. We are grateful to celebrate together here, and we ask you to join us in our commitment to share this special place respectfully, and keep its wellbeing in mind at all times.

  • Kids 12 and under are FREE!
  • Please leave your pet at home
  • Bring your beach gear! Towel, sunscreen, hat, water, etc.
  • There is no overnight camping at this park.
Driftwood beach shelter

Welcome to Powell River, coastal by nature

The Powell River area offers endless opportunities for swimming, hiking, paddling, mountain biking and exploring. Visit the Powell River Visitor’s Center for more information.


Are you interested in performing, volunteering or vending at the festivaL?
2017 Festival Photo


The festival welcomes your artist application for our 2022 festival. We receive large numbers of submissions from performers hailing from all over the world, so make sure to get your application in as soon possible, and include all the details!

2018 Festival Photo


Volunteers make this non-profit festival possible, helping with set up and tear down, dishwashing, zero waste stations, kids corner, tending the gates, and more. Complete your application to join the volunteer team, and help us make the festival better than ever!

2018 Festival Photo


Feature your quality artisan crafts or delicious meals and snacks from the comfort of your vendor booth. Complete a vendor application today (includes a non-refundable deposit) to guarantee a place to share your wares with our curious festival patrons.

Sponsor: qathet Regional District
Sponsor: Coast FM - 95.7 FM - Powell River
Sponsor: Powell River Peak
Sponsor: Pacific Coastal Airlines
Sponsor: SOCAN
Sponsor: Canadian Heritage