Bass Canyon is one of my favorite festivals because it brings those classic Pacific Northwest festival vibes and has some of my favorite music. The festival kicks off this weekend, and here is what you need to know if this is your first trip to Bass Canyon or if it's your first festival back after the COVID-19 lockdowns:
What is Bass Canyon?
Bass Canyon is one of Excision’s curated festivals and is home to some of the biggest bass names in the industry. This is Bass Canyon’s 3rd year at the gorge and is back and bigger than ever. With over 25,000 attendees, this festival is famous for bone-rattling bass with an incredible view.
Where is Bass Canyon?
Bass Canyon takes place at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington State between August 20th-22nd. The Gorge Amphitheatre is rated the #1 most beautiful outdoor venue in the country, and you’ll see why as soon as you walk over that hill.
Who is playing at Bass Canyon?
The lineup is packed with world renowned DJs and Producers. There will be a total of 3 stages! They will be called the Main Stage, Hilltop Stage and the Locals Stage. The Main Stage will feature Excision, Ganja White Night, Excision x Illenium, Liquid Stranger, Slander, Subtronics + many more! Check out the lineup below.
The local lineup is INSANE! It is home to many PNW locals and will definitely be worth checking out. Make sure to check out Mortals, Weird Waifu, Pandamonium and baskets! Their sets are going to be so great and are great representations of the talent coming out of the local scene.
What should I wear to Bass Canyon?
Feel free to check out our guide on what to wear to raves that has links to all of the latest style secrets! Keep in mind, the venue does get cold at night, so make sure to pack a warm change of clothes for when the sun goes down. There will be lockers available to stash your clothes inside the venue.
Most importantly, you will be doing a LOT of walking—so make sure to wear sensible walking shoes. The “Bag Policy” at the Gorge changed for this event so make sure your bag is smaller than 12’’ x 12’’ x 6” and it has to be clear! (Hydration packs are okay but they must have a clear bladder). Fanny packs will not be allowed if they are not clear.
What should I bring to Bass Canyon?
Bass Canyon is a camping festival, so come prepared. There are hotels about 45 minutes away but the majority of attendees will be camping. If you are camping, check out our guide to preparing for camping festivals here. There are food vendors inside the festival as well as in the campground so snacks are fine until you get inside.
What’s the COVID policy for Bass Canyon?
Bass Canyon is going to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result. Make sure you have this prepared or you will be denied entry into the venue.