On the evening of January 13, 2016, members of the Cowichan Valley Regional District voted in favour of Sunfest Country Music Festival moving the 4-day event to their newly purchased property of Laketown Ranch, 5km outside of Lake Cowichan BC. The 172-acre parcel of land will be the new permanent home of Sunfest, BC’s premiere country music festival.
“We couldn’t be more excited by the news,” comments Emmalee Brunt, PR and Marketing Manager for Sunfest Concerts. “The entire Sunfest Team cannot express their gratitude enough to the CVRD, the community of the Cowichan Lake Region and our extended Sunfest Family for their continual support.”
Over the next two weeks the Sunfest Team will be fine-tuning the details and design of Laketown Ranch, with the plans unveiling on Monday, February 1, 2016. The new festival site will provide increased capacity for parking, additional space for camping, improved reserved seating, an amphitheater concert bowl and an event that blends seamlessly into its’ natural surroundings through site design. Festival Management will work closely with the District of North Cowichan to develop a strategic traffic plan for 2016 and beyond.
“What we’re really fired up about is the fact that we can literally build and curate the best festival experience possible,” comments Brunt. “Get ready for specially crafted infrastructure, state of the art staging and production, a festival village hub and so much more. Laketown Ranch will serve as a permanent festival and event site, and that’s something to get excited about.”
Sunfest’s new home is similar to the layout of the Cowichan Exhibition Grounds, who has graciously hosted the event for many years. Ticket holders are reminded that their tickets and camping passes will be transferred to the new site with seamless transition.
Carrie Underwood is booked to headline Sunfest 2016, the full lineup will be announced February 25.