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Laketown Rock 2018 FAQ

  • I have a festival pass but now want to stay for the weekend. How can I purchase a campsite?

    Simply log into your Laketown Rock account to purchase camping online, or contact 1-888-512-7469.
  • What are the Laketown Rock Hours of Operation?

    Thursday – June 28th, 2018

    *Please note: You must pre-purchase a Camping Early Entry Pass in order to camp on Thursday night. One early check-in pass is required per campsite.

    • Box Office Hours: 1pm – 10pm
    • Early Entry Camping Check-In: 1pm – 9pm

    Friday – June 29th, 2018

    *Please note: Staging in parking lot opens at 12pm. Please do not park on any road adjacent to Laketown Ranch, as you will be towed.

    • Box Office Hours: 12pm (Noon) – 10pm
    • Camping Check-In: 12pm (Noon) – 9pm
    • Venue Hours:
      • Opens at 12pm in Hillside (all ticket holders welcome) and closes at the end of the final act
      • Opens at 4pm in VIP, The Lawn and Rock Pit and closes at the end of the final act

    Saturday – June 30th, 2018

    • Box Office Hours: 12pm (Noon) – 10pm
    • Camping Check-In: 12pm (Noon) – 10pm
    • Venue Hours:
      • Opens at 12pm in Hillside (all ticket holders welcome) and closes at the end of the final act
      • Opens at 4pm in VIP, The Lawn and Rock Pit and closes at the end of the final act

    Sunday – July 1st, 2018

    • Box Office Hours: 12pm (Noon) – 10pm
    • Venue Hours:
      • Opens at 12pm in Hillside (all ticket holders welcome) and closes at the end of the final act
      • Opens at 4pm in VIP, The Lawn and Rock Pit and closes at the end of the final act

    For the safety of our patrons, Laketown Rock retains the right to delay the opening if necessary.

  • Do children 12 and under get in for free?

    Laketown Rock is a family friendly event and we provide FREE admission to the Hillside area for kids 12 and under with a paying adult. All you have to do is add the $0 item to your cart.

    Children 12 and under will require their own ticket in the The Lawn, Rock Pit and VIP areas. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.

  • How much do showers cost?

    $5 per person.
  • Is there First Aid on site?

    Yes. Our Field Hospital is open 24-7 and provides medical services and harm reduction.

    Medical Services

    • Soft tissue/fracture assessment & management
    • Medication administration and prescription refill
    • Cardiac monitoring
    • Glucose monitoring
    • Asthma & allergies medications and management
    • Drug overdose intervention and monitoring
    • Arranging all ambulance calls on site

    Harm Reduction

    • Peer to peer outreach
    • Reconnections & information
    • Sexual health information & supplies
    • A safe place/sanctuary
    • On site mental health incident assessment & intervention
    • Substance use support information

    On-site security is available 24 hours a day throughout the weekend. To contact security anytime during the festival, please call or text the security hotline at 250-510-5649
  • Where is the Lost & Found?

    Head over to the Guest Services building, where our Lost & Found is located. We have great volunteers there who will do their best to reunite you with anything you’ve lost. Please secure your valuables throughout the weekend.

    Post event, items are held on-site until 5pm on Tuesday then transferred to the Wideglide Entertainment Ltd. office in Duncan. Please email [email protected] for information.

  • How do I become a volunteer?

    We are looking for fun, friendly and hard-working Laketown Rock fans who want to work hard and play hard. Fill out our volunteer application.
  • Can I bring a chair or blanket?

    The Lawn and Hillside areas are where you can put your chair down. In the The Lawn area you can keep it there all weekend. Please remove it from the Hillside area at the end of each night. Chairs with umbrellas, awnings or footrests (including “zero gravity” chairs) should be left at home. Chairs are not permitted in the Rock Pit.
  • Am I allowed to bring my own food and drinks on to the festival grounds?

    A small personal sized cooler for food is permitted. No outside liquids of any kind are permitted in the concert bowl or licensed areas. For the safety of police, security, and our guests, all bags and belongings are subject to search. Please feel free to bring a refillable drink container (no glass or metal) to use at our water filling station.
  • Can I use my credit or debit card to purchase food and merchandise?

    You can use your credit and debit cards at the ATM’s located throughout the site. Unfortunately vendors cannot take credit or debit cards.
  • Will I be able to use my cell phone on site?

    Yes. There is cell phone reception on site.
  • Is there a shuttle service available?

    The Duncan shuttle service is:
    • Shuttle service to Laketown Ranch will depart from Island Savings Centre in Duncan at 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm, 6:30pm, 8:00pm, 9:30pm, 11:00pm, and 12:30pm
    • Service to Duncan will depart Laketown Ranch at 2:45pm, 4:15pm, 5:45pm, 7:15pm, 8:45pm, 10:15pm, 11:45pm, and 1:15pm.

    The Lake Cowichan and Youbou Shuttle schedule is:
    • Lake Cowichan to Laketown Ranch - this shuttle picks up at the Riverside Inn and drops to Laketown Ranch. It runs a continuous loop Friday 4pm-1am, and Saturday/Sunday from 11am-1am.
    • For shuttle service from Youbou, please call or text Coastal Limo at 250-741-4420.
  • Do you have day parking?

    Yes. We also have a carpool incentive - all vehicles with 5 people or more park for FREE.
  • What is the best time to arrive?

    Please see our Hours of Operation above. Treat entry into the concert bowl like an airport and give yourself lots of time to get through security. Our staff and volunteers will do their best to get you in as quickly as possible, but please give yourself 30 minutes to an hour of lead time.

    NEW FOR 2018: Due to RCMP and security insurance requirements, re-entry into the concert bowl will not be allowed after 8pm.

  • When should generators be turned off?

    Generators must be turned off between the hours of 12am – 8am.
  • Can I buy a ticket for just one day?

    Single day Hillside, The Lawn and VIP tickets are available online and can be upgraded at anytime. Please note single day ticket holders will not be allowed to enter the campgrounds unless a Camping Visitor Pass is purchased.
  • Does Laketown Rock do charitable work?

    Giving back to the community is part of our mandate, and will continue to be a measure of our success. It is so important in fact, that we have an incorporated benevolent society. Our legacy of community alliance spans over a decade, supporting and leveraging tangible benefits to nearly 50 charities, non-profits, schools, community partners and causes.

    To learn more about the Laketown Ranch Benevolent Society, go to

  • What are grounds for ejection?

    • Invalid, tampered with, fraudulent or absent wristband
    • Rowdy or disrespectful behaviour
    • Excessive noise/noise after curfew
    • Excessive garbage in campsite
    • Sales of any unauthorized or illegal materials
    • Possession of fireworks, weapons or illegal drugs
    • Contributing to minor drinking
    • Speeding on roadways

    Be respectful of yourself, other guests, staff, volunteers, vendors, security, RCMP, and the beautiful natural environment around you.

    Please read our Laketown Rock rules for more information.

  • Are there refunds?

    Sorry to hear you can’t join us this year! As stated on our website and at the time of purchase, we do not offer refunds.

Be sure to sign up for the Laketown Rock Newsletter to stay up-to-date on all our artist announcements, venue updates and ticket news!


Laketown Ranch and Wideglide Entertainment Ltd. assume no liability for personal loss, injury, death, property damage or any other harm suffered by participants, spectators, site owners, lessees or others who may be adversely affected by any event held at Laketown Ranch.

All patrons entering Laketown Ranch may have their image or likeness reproduced for promotional and/or other purposes of Laketown Ranch or any event held on-site. By entering the grounds, patrons agree to allow such use of your image and/or likeness and accept the inherent risks in entering the outdoor property.

Any criminal activity, violence, public inebriation, destruction of property or any other violation of these rules will not be tolerated. Any person found to be in violation of these rules may be ejected from the grounds and subject to arrest.