We’re back, baby! Rock The Shores will once again take over the Westshore Parks and Recreation lower fields this July 13-15. After taking a year off, we’re excited to bring a fresh take on Rock The Shores while sticking by our values of providing a world-class music festival experience. Expect 25+ dynamic musical performances, an array of cuisine options, local craft beverages, and one unforgettable experience.

So, what’s new this year? We’ve added reserved seating for those festival goers looking for the comfort of an exclusive seat and perfect view without having to bring one along. We’ve increased the age limit for free children, so any child 12 and under receives a free General Admission Pass when registered and accompanied by a paying adult. We have a few more new features up our collective sleeve and will be unveiling them as we get closer to the festival. We’d like to thank everyone for believing in Rock The Shores and we can’t wait to party with you this July 13-15 in Colwood, BC.


West Shore Parks & Recreation, lower fields
1767 Old Island Highway, Colwood BC
Contact us:


Gates open at 12:00pm daily.


Rock The Shores is an all-ages and licensed event. We encourage all families to enjoy the festival, and offer free general admission festival passes to children 12 and under when registered and accompanied by an adult. Please note, children will need a purchased VIP ticket to enter the VIP area. Maximum of 4 children per accompanying adult. Please provide the appropriate hearing protection for your child.

Step 1: Parents/guardians buy tickets for Rock The Shores

Step 2: Register your child(ren) who are 12 and under through our Registration Form.

Step 3: Show up to Rock The Shores with valid ID for your children, collect your wristbands, and enjoy the festival!


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. If you have a unique medical/personal situation please contact our box office manager and we will work with you to find a solution.


Please visit our Getting Here page for all details on parking, bike valet, public transportation, and more!


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


To ensure the safety and comfort of all our guests we are excited to provide Harm Reduction services at Rock The Shores. We will have a well-trained Harm Reduction team on site, composed of supportive staff and volunteers. Look for the Harm Reduction tent for support, supplies, and education.

We will provide:

  • Educational materials on substances and sexual health
  • Naloxone trained staff and naloxone training sessions
  • Support and a safe space
  • Rehydration supplies
  • Peer-to-peer outreach
  • Support around harassment and sexual violence/issues/situations
  • Overdose response services and education


Coast Lunch Box / Deadbeetz Food Truck / Floyd’s Diner / L’Authentique Poutine and Burgers / Mai Mai’s Bistro / Molly’s Fish and Chips / Real Pizza / Taco Justice / Thai On The Fly / Greek on the Street


Water stations will be available throughout the site, so bring your reusable bottle with you. Please remember that outside liquids are not permitted and will be dumped at the gates.


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


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, and to stay hydrated!


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


We’re thrilled to be part of Keychange; a collaborative initiative aimed at promoting gender balance within the music industry.

Rock The Shores is part of over 100 like-minded festivals around the globe pledging for a 50:50 gender balance in line-ups, conference panels, and showcases by 2022. Let’s work together for fair and equal representation for all genders and identities within our music industry.


This year’s event will once again include a site-wide open license with multiple beverage service points. Per the new festival licensing rules in BC, all festival 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 (i.e.; a passport, driver’s license, or B.C. Identification (BCID) card).

2. Embossed (raised) lettering of the person’s name, which includes the person’s signature and/or picture (i.e.; a credit card, BC CareCard, SIN card, or BCID). You will still be required to show one piece of Government issued ID.


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

  • Outside food
  • Empty water bottles. All liquids will be dumped at the gates and refill stations will be available inside.
  • Small backpacks, bags, and purses
  • Beach towels and blankets
  • Small umbrellas
  • Short leg lawn chairs
  • Baby strollers
  • Cameras
  • Inflatable loungers

  • Animals, with the exception of certified assistance dogs
  • Hard coolers, large bags, and large picnic baskets
  • Glass water bottles or containers
  • Tall lawn chairs (only short leg lawn chairs allowed!)
  • Large beach umbrellas
  • Tents
  • Musical instruments


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

  • Outside alcohol
  • Illicit drugs/drug paraphernalia
  • Knives
  • Weapons of any kind


Anti-Harassment & Safer Spaces Policy

Rock The Shores will officially adopt, declare and uphold a Zero-Tolerance policy for Homophobia, Transphobia, Sexism, Racism, Religious Discrimination, and Harassment. Anyone attending, working, volunteering, or otherwise involved in the festival, is encouraged to report any such incidents to festival security personnel, harm reduction teams, and/or festival staff. Attendees are also invited to email, which will be monitored throughout the duration of the festival. Complaints will be taken seriously, treated with sensitivity and compassion, and dealt with accordingly.

We will work closely with all security personnel and venue staff to ensure our Code of Conduct is followed, and to ensure that people in positions of authority are given the information and resources needed to properly educate themselves on these important and critical issues.

All-Gender washrooms will be made available festival wide.

Rock The Shores Code of Conduct

Patrons, staff, contractors, volunteers, guests, and security personnel will not engage in the following behaviour:

  • Behaviour that is deemed unruly, disruptive, dangerous or illegal in nature
  • Using foul or abusive language, or obscene gestures
  • Intoxication or other signs of alcohol or drug impairment that results in behaviour deemed irresponsible
  • Any disruption of the event, including but not limited to throwing objects or accessing restricted areas without proper accreditation
  • Harassment which includes: Offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, race, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, religion,etc.; 
    deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, unwanted photography/recording;
    inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Based on the severity of the alleged offence, perpetrators on site may be given a verbal warning, or subject to ejection and wristband removal. If an incident occurs a second time, the person is subject to immediate ejection and wristband removal.