An intimate coastal music festival on
Sept 2nd & 3rd 2023
Labour Day Weekend
Palm Beach Regional Park ~ qathet, BC
~ 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 >
We look forward to announcing what is quickly becoming an exciting lineup of artists for our 2023 festival!
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Beach Crashers are a collection of unique musicians that will inspire you with the very same warmth as the … Read more
Los Duendes is Vancouver’s very own Psych Latin Fusion group! Infectious tropical rhythms intertwined with spicy Latin melodies designed … Read more
“He who understands music understands the cosmos.”– African Proverb Guitarist and singer Alpha Yaya Diallo, from Guinea in West … Read more
Through deeply personal yet expansively universal songs, Cora’s intention is to create Music that gives you a resonance of … Read more
Ultraviolet is a groovy experimental music project that employs acoustic drums, electric bass, electric guitars (including the tap-style Touch … Read more
Five Alarm Funk is a horn powered, percussion fuelled sonic and visual assault. For more than ten years the … Read more
~ Ben Bouchard – Guitar, Piano, Vocals~ Lukah Bouchard – Guitar, Vocals~ Hugh Prichard – Cello~ Walter Martella – … Read more
Substance and accessibility are often considered opposing forces when it comes to pop music, making it all the more … Read more
Ben Wayne Kyle is a Singer/songwriter based in Vancouver. He has played in multiple bands and produced/engineered multiple albums. … Read more
Rick Scott is his own unique genre: an award winning singer, songwriter and actor, and Canada’s leading proponent of … Read more
Guitarist, singer and original writer Roger Langmaid returns to this year’s Sunshine Music Festival with his musical cohorts Ted … Read more
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.
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?
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!
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!
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.