3-Day GA and VIP tickets are on sale now! Available online through Front Gate Tickets, or in person at Juan De Fuca Recreation Centre (1767 Island Hwy, 250-478-8384) and Lyles Place (770 Yates St., 250-382-8422).

General Admission

  • Single Day Ticket - $59.50 + s/c

VIP

  • Single Day Ticket - $109.50 + s/c

General Admission

  • 3 Day Ticket - $129.50 + s/c

VIP

  • 3 Day Ticket - $279.50 + s/c

Will Call

Will Call (ticket pick-up) will open two (2) hour prior to gates, at 10:00am daily. Picture ID and the credit card used to purchase the tickets will be required for pick-up. We strongly encourage everyone to print out their barcoded tickets in advance, to avoid possible waits. All tickets will be scanned at the time of entry.

VIP

VIP tickets include priority entrance, access to a raised viewing deck, seating (limited), VIP food and beverage area, and private washroom facilities.

Location

Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre – Lower Fields
1767 Old Island Highway, Colwood BC
westshorerecreation.ca
Click HERE for a map.

Hours

12pm to 10pm daily.

Children

Rock The Shores is an all-ages event, however, children under twelve (12) must be accompanied by an adult. Children five (5) and under are free. Maximum of 2 children per accompanying adult. Please provide the appropriate hearing protection for your child.

Ins and Outs

There is no re-entry permitted at Rock The Shores. Once you leave the premises, you will be unable to re-enter that same day.

Volunteering

Click HERE for more info.

Cash & Atms

There will be ATMs located throughout the site. Cash, debit and credit will be accepted almost everywhere on the festival site

First Aid

First aid tents will be clearly identified on the site map, as well as with signage throughout the event site.

Food & Beverage

Outside liquids are not permitted and will be dumped at the gates. Water refill stations will be available. Stay tuned for a list for Rock The Shores 2014 food vendors!

Site-Wide Open License

This year’s event features a site-wide open license with multiple beverage service points. Per the new festival licensing rules in BC, all concert goers who are over the age of 19 will be able to enjoy their beverages responsibly, without being separated from their under age family and friends.

All adult beverage purchases require a 19+ wristband. For this, we require two (2) pieces of ID:

1.Government issued (Canadian or other), to include name, signature, birth date and picture (for example a passport, driver’s license or B.C. Identification (BCID) card).

2.Embossed (raised) lettering of the person’s name and include the person’s signature and/or picture (for example a credit card, BC CareCard, SIN card, or BCID). You will still be required to show two (2) pieces of Govenrment issued ID

Purchase Drink Tickets

What Can I Bring?

All bags will be subject to search upon entry at the discretion of security personnel.

Allowed

  • Outside food
  • Empty water bottle (non-metal). All liquids will be dumped at the gates. Refill stations will be available inside
  • Small backpacks, bags, and purses
  • Beach towels & blankets
  • Small umbrellas
  • Short leg lawn chairs
  • Baby strollers
  • Cameras (for personal use only)

Not Allowed

  • Animals, with the exception of certified assistance dogs
  • Professional video cameras or audio recording devices
  • Hard coolers, large bags, and large picnic baskets
  • Tall lawn chairs (only short leg lawn chairs allowed!)
  • Large beach umbrellas
  • Tents
  • Musical Instruments

Restricted

Anyone caught with the following items will be subject to immediate ejection.

  • Outside alcohol
  • Drugs/ drug paraphernalia
  • Knives
  • Weapons of any kind

Signage & Personnel

We ask that all concert goers please read and obey all signage, and traffic management and event personnel.

Weather

Rock The Shores will take place rain or shine. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the day’s forecast. Remember to bring a hat and sunscreen, as there are limited shaded areas on the festival grounds.

Bag & Coat Check

Subject to a small handling fee, there will be bag and coat check available on site.

Smoking

There will be designated smoking areas on-site. Smoking is not allowed outside of these areas.

Cycling

In an effort to reduce traffic congestion, we encourage concert goers to ride their bikes to the event and take advantage of our bike check lock up area. Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre is easily accessible via the Galloping Goose Trail. Click HERE for a map.

The Pedaler is offering a special $60 rate for a 3-day bike rental during Rock The Shores and 10% off all other rentals. Please click HERE to reserve your bike now.

Public Transportation

Additional buses will be running to and from the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre before, during, and after the event. Check the BC Transit website HERE for bus schedules.

Taxi Service

There will be a dedicated taxi loop for easy drop-off and pick-up.

Westshore Taxi: 250-478-7888
Goldstream Taxi: 250-474-5556
Victoria Taxi: 250-383-7111
Yellow Cab: 250-381-2222
Blue Bird: 250-382-2222

Passenger Drop-off & Pick-up Areas

There will be designated passenger drop-off and pick-up areas. These areas will be accessible for immediate drop off or pick up by all ticket holders, and/or friends and family members not attending the event.

Directions

Click HERE for directions from the Victoria Inner Harbour.
Click HERE for directions from City Hall.
Click HERE for directions from Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal.
Click HERE for directions from YYJ, Victoria International Airport.

Carpools

Immediate on-site parking is extremely limited. As such, we strongly encourage carpooling.

Accessible Parking

Priority on-site parking will be available to vehicles arriving with handicapped patrons, or those needing assistance. Vehicles will need to display official handicap signs.

Parking

Take a look at our Area Map to find the best parking options for you. Please note, parking is limited so please consider cycling, busing or carpooling.

Coming From Vancouver

AIR

Helijet

Vehicle

BC Ferries

Bus

Pacific Coach

COMING FROM SEATTLE

Vehicle

Black Ball Ferry

Boat

Clipper
Use the code “ROCKTHESHORES14” and receive 10% off travel between July 9-15!

Air

Kenmore Air
Alaska Air

Sandman

Rate: Standard Room (1 queen bed) – $129.00
Rate: Standard Room (2 double beds) – $139.00
Rate: Junior Suite (1 king bed, sofa bed) – $149.00
Rate: King Studio Suite (kitchen, 1 king bed, sofa bed) – $159.00
Rate: Family Suite (Kitchen, 2 double beds, sofa bed) – $159.00
Address: 2852 Douglas St, Victoria BC
Phone: 1-800-726-3626
Website: sandmanhotels.ca
Code: Rock the Shores 2014 or 252955 (phone in only)

Westin Bear Mountain

Rate: Traditional Room (2 queen beds) – $175.00
Rate: 1 Bedroom Suite – $225.00
Address: 1999 Country Club Way, Victoria BC
Phone: 1-888-533-2327
Website: bearmountain.ca
Direct Booking Link
Code: ROCK THE SHORES 2014

Hotel Zed (formerly Blue Ridge Inn)

Rate: Standard Room (2 queen beds) – $109.00
Rate: Suite (2 queen beds, sofa bed) – $139.00
Address: 3110 Douglas St, Victoria BC
Phone: 1-800-997-6797
Email: getabed@hotelzed.com
Website: hotelzed.com
Direct Booking Link
Code: ROCK

Paul’s Motor Inn

Rate: Standard Room (One King/One Queen/2 Queens/2 Doubles) – $99.00
Address: 1900 Douglas St, Victoria BC
Phone: 250-382-9231
Email: guestservices@paulsmotorinn.com
Website: paulsmotorinn.com
Code: ROCK 2014 Rate (phone in only)

Accent Inn

Rate: Standard Room (2 queen beds) – $109.00
Rate: Suite (2 queen beds, sofa bed) – $139.00
Address: 3233 Maple St, Victoria BC
Phone: 1-800-663-0298
Email: victoria@accentinns.com
Website: accentinns.com
Direct Booking Link
Code: ROCK
Phone #2

Strathcona

Rate: 1 queen bed – $105.00
Rate: 2 single beds – $105.00
Rate: 2 queen beds – $135.00
Address: 919 Douglas St, Victoria BC
Phone: 1-800-663-7476 or 250-383-7137
Website: strathconahotel.com
Code: ROCK THE SHORES ATTENDEE RATE (phone in only)

Hotel Grand Pacific

Rate: Standard room – $169.00/night
Rate: Suites and harbour view rooms start at – $229.00/night
Address: 463 Belleville Street, Victoria BC
Phone: 1-800-663-7550 or 250-386-0450
Email: reserve@hotelgrandpacific.com
Website: hotelgrandpacific.com
Code: Rock the Shores 2014 Rate or JUL14ROCK (phone in only)

Rock the Shores is produced by Atomique Productions Ltd.

Atomique officially launched as a company back in 1999, but it all started a long time before that. Nick Blasko and Dimitri Demers met here on the Island at Sundance Elementary School, as kids in the 80s. They first bonded over cartoons and Lego, and later, skateboarding and the awesome local bands playing in downtown Victoria.

By the time they were in their early 20s, between the two of them they’d booked bands, started bands, managed bands, launched club nights, DJed from the gulf islands to Washington, and had helped throw some of the biggest events Victoria had ever seen.

When they formed Atomique they began company that would become known across the country for its commitment to supporting bands early in their careers, and for their dedication to tracking down some of the biggest national and international names for Victoria’s venues.

In an industry dominated by corporate promoters, Atomique has maintained a ferocious independence. They are committed to working with other local companies, and to developing Vancouver Island’s arts culture.

In turning the fields of Juan de Fuca into a festival site in 2012, they were, as ever, launching into uncharted territory and working to create opportunities more or less out of thin air!

These days there are more festivals than ever vying to book bands and Rock the Shores is definitely one of the little guys in that landscape, but the plan is that with a lot of hard work, learning experiences, and help from Island friends, Rock the Shores will grow to become a flawlessly executed, homegrown Rock Festival featuring some of the best bands in the world. A party that is easy to afford, easy to get to, and that makes it easy to have the best weekend of your summer with a few thousand of your closest friends.

OUR PEOPLE

We may be biased, but in our opinion, Rock the Shores is put together by the best people. Ever. The festival works with passionate, music-loving members of our community who learn and grow with us every year.

We couldn’t really begin to explain how much they do and how much energy they give to this event, but we wanted to at least give a shout out to the folks that make it all happen, and touch on just a few of the things they do.

Melanie! You’ll know Mel from all of our social media pages—she’s the girl who does everything she can to make sure you’re heard and helped. She’s efficient, polite, tireless… Kate is our awesome, patient, super organized volunteer coordinator and HR guru.

Lacey has her hands in everything, from box office to sponsorships. We would never go into battle without her. As well as marketing, Justine helps out pretty much everywhere, too—equally indispensible.

Deb handles artist admin and contracting and makes sure our artists have a smooth time with us, and Kayla does our box office and guest services, getting you your proper tickets and passes, and solving any issues that arise.

On the production side of things, Jamie, Adam, Evan and their superhuman crew are onsite at the crack of dawn to handle super complex site logistics, and they are moving, lifting and dragging big heavy things long into the night after the party has wound down.

And last but certainly, definitely not least we absolutely could not do this without our wonderful volunteers who make really hard work and huge amounts of fun look like exactly the same thing. We love you!

One of the biggest ways Rock The Shores shares our love for the Island is by working with the best local food vendors we can find. This is not a carnival that rolls into town with pre-bagged cotton candy and flash-frozen corn dogs, friends.

When it comes to food we are spoiled in this part of the world and we want nothing less than the best for our concert-goers. We’re committed to building long-term relationships with these amazing providers as they scale up from serving a few hundred people a day to several thousand!

Organized by our good friend Glenn, we’ve got over two dozen food vendors lined up for 2014 and we’re proud of the range of options these guys bring, from perogies and pulled pork, to super healthy west-coast vegetarian, to tacos, Thai curries and of course incredible pizza and dog! Let’s not forget the handmade waffles, doughnuts, and popsicles either!

Phillips Beer and Merridale Cider – requiring no introduction – they are some of the life-blood of RTS, serving amazing local and honest brews! Where big breweries have often dominated music festivals, we are committed to long term partnerships with both of these local institutions.

We wouldn’t have it any other way!

RTS-Vendors

Here are a few more reasons we think this festival rocks:

Location

RTS couldn’t be easier to get to, especially for Islanders. You can make the super quick drive, but the site is serviced by a regular city bus, which will run you all of $2.50. It’s also right on the galloping goose trail so if you ride your bike and leave it in our free secure bike valet, (which also gets you priority entry) that brings your transportation costs to a whopping zero dollars.

You can be all festival all day and be curled up in your own bed snoozing off those sunny beers before you know it. Even if you’re from out of town, once you’ve made it to downtown Victoria, you’re basically there. Just jump on that regular city bus service—no expensive/dodgy/occasionally-running shuttle to worry about.

Or spend a little more and arrive by Helicopter with helijetairways.com. Book your seat now and land right behind the stage – seriously!

Value

For under $150, RTS brings you eight performances per day for three days straight!

Freedom

You may have already heard, but Rock the Shores will be the first Island event of this size to be fully licensed. That means no beer garden. No lines to get into a beer garden. No trying to awkwardly party with friends who are on the other side of a fence, or getting stuck on the outside when everyone else is inside. You can have a beer with your tacos. And you don’t have to choose between your kids and your beer, which we think is nice.

We’ve scaled things up slowly with your safety, first and foremost, in mind and have worked really hard with the The City of Colwood, Liquor control, RCMP, and the folks at West Shore Parks and Rec. to make this happen. Their vote of confidence in us means the world and we’re so excited to offer you this unprecedented experience.

Fun!

One more thing, aside from the obvious fun, did we mention we have a Rock the Shores Racecar?

Yes we do.

RTS race car is a sweet, custom-designed asphalt late model, based out of Victoria, BC.

The car will be campaigning in the 2014 Keg Steakhouse and Bar Drivers challenge series. Scheduled race dates at Western Speedway are : June 21, July 14, Aug 30 & Aug 31. We’re pretty excited.