Laketown Shakedown Music Festival 2024 Overview

The  2024 Laketown Shakedown music festival returns for its highly anticipated 2024 edition! Taking place June 28-30, 2024 in the scenic Lake Cowichan area of British Columbia, Canada, this beloved camping festival offers an unforgettable weekend of music, art, and community.

The festival is held at the popular Laketown Ranch Music & Recreation Park venue, which provides a beautiful natural setting complete with lake access. Music enthusiasts from across Canada and beyond flock to Laketown Shakedown each summer for the diverse lineup of talented artists.

Highlights of Laketown Shakedown 2024:

  • Multi-genre lineup with rock, indie, electronic acts
  • Headliner – Global pop icon Gwen Stefani
  • Camping options – Upper and Lower campgrounds
  • Family-friendly activities and entertainment
  • Food vendors, market area, and beverage gardens

Whether you’re attending for the music, the camping, or the chance to soak up the Summer vibes, Laketown Shakedown 2024 promises an incredible festival experience!

Passes and Tickets

Planning to attend Laketown Shakedown 2024? Here’s a breakdown of the various ticket and pass options available:

Weekend Passes

For the full 3-day festival experience, weekend passes grant you access to the festival grounds Friday-Sunday. Options include:

  • VIP Weekend Pass – At $299, the VIP pass offers premium amenities like exclusive lounges, front-of-stage viewing areas, expedited entry, and more. Quantities are limited!
  • Lawn Weekend Pass – $229 for a 3-day pass to the spacious outdoor Lawn area, with room for chairs and blankets.
  • Hillside GA Weekend Pass – $199 for general admission access to the slope leading down to the stage.
  • Stage Pit Weekend Pass – $249 for weekend access right up close to the stage. For fans who want to be immersed in the music!
  • Camping Passes – To camp onsite, you’ll need a festival pass plus a camping pass ($99-149 depending on upper or lower campground location). Add lake access for $50.

Single Day Tickets

Can’t commit to the full weekend? Single day tickets start at $89 for Friday, $99 for Saturday, $89 for Sunday. The Sunday VIP ticket is $149 for those who want to end the festival in style!

Parking Passes

Onsite parking is available for $20/day in the lower or upper lots. Or park free if you carpool with 5+ people!

Pro Tip: Purchase tickets early to save! Prices increase as the festival sells out.

Getting Tickets

Laketown Shakedown tickets go on sale March 2023 at 10AM PST. Here’s how to secure your passes:

  • Online – Visit laketownshakedown.frontgatetickets.com to buy directly through the festival’s ticketing partner. Create an account to access presales!
  • Box Office – During the festival, tickets can be purchased in person at the Box Office in Laketown Flats from 1PM-10PM daily.
  • Phone – Call toll-free 1-844-736-7469 to order tickets over the phone. Front Gate Tickets provides customer service 7 days a week!

With incredible artists like Gwen Stefani headlining, and a breathtaking lakefront setting, Laketown Shakedown 2024 is sure to sell out fast. Grab your passes today and start getting pumped for an amazing weekend of music, camping, and community this summer!

Lineup and Artists

The lineup for Laketown Shakedown 2024 promises a diverse mix of top-tier talent from across genres like indie rock, pop, electronic, and more.

Headliner – Gwen Stefani

Global pop icon Gwen Stefani is set to headline Laketown Shakedown 2024! Stefani first achieved fame as the lead singer of ska-punk band No Doubt in the 1990s. Since then, she has gone on to massive solo success as both a singer and songwriter.

Some career highlights for the festival’s big-name headliner:

  • 4x platinum debut solo album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. in 2004 featuring hits like “Hollaback Girl”
  • Multiple #1 singles including “The Sweet Escape”
  • 2 Billboard Music Awards
  • Collaborations with artists from Eve to Pharrell

Stefani is sure to bring down the house with a hit-filled set drawing from her nearly 3-decade career in the spotlight. Belting out classics like “Don’t Speak” along with solo smashes like “Rich Girl”, Stefani’s Saturday night headline slot is a must-see!

Full Lineup Coming Spring 2023

While the Gwen Stefani booking has generated major buzz, the full artist lineup for Laketown Shakedown 2024 won’t be revealed until Spring 2023.

Based on past years, we can expect a diverse mix of up-and-coming indie talents and established acts across rock, folk, electronic, and hip hop genres. Some rumored artists include:

  • Rock bands like The Killers, Arkells, Alabama Shakes
  • Electronic producers such as RL Grime, ODESZA, Kaytranada
  • Solo singer-songwriters like Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, Caamp
  • Local BC talent such as Peach Pit, Said the Whale, Dear Rouge

The scenic lakefront venue provides the perfect backdrop for a mix of genres. Past lineups have featured big names like Vance Joy, City and Colour, Chromeo, and Tyler, the Creator.

No matter who ends up on the final poster, Laketown Shakedown consistently delivers an incredible roster of artists who provide nonstop music all weekend long. Stay tuned for the big lineup reveal in early 2023!

Camping at Laketown Shakedown

One of the best parts of the Laketown Shakedown experience is getting to camp right at the festival grounds all weekend long. Here’s what to expect for camping at Laketown Shakedown 2024:

Campgrounds

There are two main campgrounds onsite:

  • Lower Campground – Wooded tent sites located steps from the concert bowl and closer to the lake. Lower camping passes start at $149.
  • Upper Campground – Wide open field perfect for RVs, trailers, and large groups. Upper camping passes start at $99.

Within the campgrounds there are options like pre-set VIP tents and designated areas for RVs over 25 feet. Laketown Shakedown also offers add-ons like lake access for swimming and boat launch passes.

Amenities and Restrictions

Campers have access to flush toilets, free water stations, and hot showers available onsite. No outside alcohol beyond the campgrounds.

Camping policies:

  • Quiet time 12AM-8AM daily
  • No wood fires or ground fires – propane fire pits only
  • No pets, except registered service animals
  • No smoking inside forest areas

Be prepared:

  • Camping equipment – tent, sleeping bags, lighting
  • Food, cooler, BBQ, stove, cooking supplies
  • Toiletries, sunscreen, hat, layers, rain jacket
  • Refillable water bottle, trash bags
  • Portable chargers, batteries, flashlights

Getting Your Camping Pass

Camping passes can be purchased as add-ons when you buy your festival pass online. Or visit the Box Office onsite during the event to upgrade to a camping pass. Quantities are limited, so buy early!

With beautiful forest scenery and a vibrant festival community, camping at Laketown Shakedown is an incredible experience. Escape the crowds after the shows and wake up lakeside each morning!

Concert Venue and Layout

The beautiful outdoor venue at Laketown Ranch provides an ideal setting for a multi-day camping music festival. Here’s what to expect at the Laketown Shakedown 2024 concert grounds:

Main Concert Bowl

This wide open natural amphitheatre nestled amongst the mountains is the heart of the festival action. The Bowl houses two massive stages:

  • Main Stage – Primary stage for headliners and top acts. Enormous screens on either side of the stage.
  • Flats Stage – Secondary stage across the field for emerging artists.

Surrounding the stages are different concert zones like The Lawn for chairs and blankets, the open crowd area known as The Pit, and the tree-lined Hillside slope with views of the lake.

VIP Areas

For those with VIP passes, there are exclusive lounges and viewing areas:

  • VIP Tent – Near Main Stage, with private bars, bathrooms, seating
  • VIP Viewing – Front row viewing at Flats Stage and Main Stage
  • Salmon Lane – Upscale lakefront VIP tents and lounge

VIP amenities also include expedited entry lanes, golf cart rides, and more.

Food & Market Area

The concert bowl leads into the Laketown Flats area with diverse food vendors, the festival market, access to camping/parking, and box office.

Getting Around

The concert bowl spans a large area, so be ready to walk! Make a plan to meet friends at landmarks like the Mushroom art installation or pineapple food truck.

Golf cart shuttles are available for those with accessibility needs.

With room for tens of thousands of fans, stellar production values, and gorgeous natural scenery, Laketown Shakedown’s venue makes for an absolutely magical festival experience.

FAQs and Customer Service

Tickets and passes go on sale in March 2023. Sign up for the email newsletter for presale access.

Unfortunately, Laketown Shakedown does not offer refunds on tickets or passes. Please plan accordingly.

Yes, minors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All minors must leave the concert bowl by 9PM nightly.

Weapons, illegal substances, glass, etc. Only small personal-sized coolers are permitted.

Yes! Your camping pass grants you access to the campgrounds from 12PM Thursday until 11AM Monday.

Sorry, no pets are allowed on site, only registered service animals.

There is cell service at the festival, but WiFi is limited. The smartphone app supports offline use.

Contact Front Gate Tickets immediately at 1-844-888-2482. They can help with lost tickets or wristbands.

Safety and Security

The safety and security of all Laketown Shakedown guests is our top priority. Here’s what you need to know:

Security Contact

If you notice anything suspicious or dangerous, call or text the security hotline immediately:

Security Contact Number: 778-555-1234

Security and medical staff are available 24/7 throughout the festival grounds during the event.

Rules and Prohibited Items

To ensure a safe environment, all attendees must follow the festival rules and code of conduct.

Prohibited items include:

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Illegal substances
  • Glass containers
  • Large chains, spiked jewelry
  • Fireworks, explosives, flares
  • Pets (service animals only)

Be prepared to undergo a full search at entry. Unsealed liquids, large purses, bags, and coolers will be thoroughly checked.

Responsible Behavior

All guests must uphold our standards of respect, responsibility, and safety:

  • No minors should use alcohol or be given alcohol.
  • No violent behavior, harassment, or discrimination
  • No excessive intoxication – you may be denied entry
  • Smoking only in designated areas
  • Clean up trash, recycling, and waste properly

Emergency Response

If an emergency evacuation is necessary, follow event staff instructions calmly to the nearest exit. Do not try to go against the flow of pedestrians. Staff will assist those with disabilities or other needs.

Onsite Safety

Be alert at all times. Secure valuables and do not leave belongings unattended. Travel in groups at night. Drink water and utilize first aid if needed. Look out for one another!

By working together to follow all safety guidelines, we can make Laketown Shakedown 2024 an awesome experience. If you see something concerning, say something to a staff member or call security. We’re all in this together!

Getting There and Around

Attending Laketown Shakedown 2024? Here are tips for transportation to and around the festival:

Shuttles

Shuttle service is available from nearby towns like Lake Cowichan, Youbou, and Honeymoon Bay. Shuttles run Thursday-Monday with pickup/drop-off locations throughout the region.

Book shuttle reservations in advance through MyGo Tours. Roundtrip fees are approximately $15 per person.

Driving Directions

Laketown Ranch is located at:

13450 Bottom Wood Lake Rd
Lake Cowichan, BC V0R 2G0

From Victoria, take Hwy 1 towards Duncan then head north on Hwy 18. Follow signs for Laketown Ranch.

Parking

Onsite parking is available, with upper and lower lots. Day parking is $20/vehicle or free if 5+ arrive together. Purchase parking passes online or at entry.

Keep valuables out of sight and make note of your parking location!

Getting Around the Festival

The grounds are walkable, but be prepared for extended time on your feet. Comfortable shoes are a must!

Utilize landmarks and the festival app to meet up with friends. Golf cart shuttles can provide rides to those with disabilities/injuries.

For safe travels to the festival, carpool if possible and don’t drive impaired. Within the festival grounds, give yourself extra transit time and enjoy the sights and sounds along the way!

Festival Experience

The Laketown Shakedown experience offers so much more than just fantastic music and camping:

Music & Arts

Dance to top acts on multiple stages from folk to EDM. Check out the local art installations and live painting throughout the grounds. Don’t miss the star-filled quiet disco!

Stage Schedule

The stage schedules will be released in Spring 2023 so you can plan who to see. Use the festival app to create your custom schedule.

Food & Marktplace

Laketown has mouthwatering food trucks and booths ranging from gourmet grilled cheese to island culture cuisine. The Marktplace houses artisans, clothing, and more!

Lake Activities

Take advantage of the beachfront location! Go for a swim, rent a kayak or stand-up paddleboard, join a yoga session on the water, or sign up for waterski lessons.

Wellness & Workshops

Recharge at the tranquility garden, get a massage at the wellness lounge, or expand your skills at one of the workshops – think hula hoop dance class or joint rolling tutorial.

Theme Days & Parties

Special events like Tropical Tuesday keep the weekend exciting. Don’t miss the costume contest or silent disco!

Family Friendly

Laketown Shakedown offers family-oriented activities too. Kids 12 and under get in free and there’s a special children’s area onsite.

Local Flavor

Experience Vancouver Island culture through the music, food, and vendors. Laketown is located on the traditional territory of local First Nations.

With so much to do across the festival grounds, Laketown Shakedown promises a weekend packed with fun. Take time to explore all there is to see and do beyond the main stages!

Accommodations

Looking for hotels, hostels, or other accommodations near the Laketown Shakedown festival grounds? Here are some options in the Cowichan Valley area:

Lake Cowichan

  • Lakeview Motel – clean, affordable rooms starting at $89/night
  • Cowichan Lake RV Campground – RV sites, tenting, and cabins available
  • Rosie’s Retreat – quaint lakefront vacation rentals

Honeymoon Bay

  • Misty Isle Motor Inn – rooms and cabins near the lake
  • Owl’s Call Resort – cottage rentals perfect for groups

Youbou

  • Youbou Inn – historic hotel with pool, pub, and restaurant
  • Yankee Girl Lodge – cozy log cabin rentals

Cowichan Region

  • Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn – modern rooms in Duncan, 25 min away
  • Cowichan River Lodge – riverside cabins in Cowichan Valley

Vacation Rentals

  • VRBO.com – 100+ homes, cabins, condos for rent
  • Airbnb.com – unique stays including boats, treehouses

Camping onsite is ideal, but book hotels early if not. Use the Laketown Shakedown accommodations page to explore all lodging options in the Cowichan region for the festival weekend.

Conclusion

Mark your calendars for the can’t-miss Laketown Shakedown 2024 music festival! Taking place June 28-30 along the shores of scenic Lake Cowichan, British Columbia, Laketown promises an epic weekend of live music, camping, food, arts, and good vibes.

Headliner Gwen Stefani joins a stacked lineup of talented artists poised to deliver nonstop entertainment across multiple stages. Take advantage of the variety of passes available, ranging from GA to VIP. Onsite camping lets you fully immerse in the festival experience.

Before the event, explore accommodations options in nearby Cowichan Valley towns. Check the festival FAQs for assistance with tickets and planning. Review safety and security policies to be prepared.

During the festival, take in the music and activities, but don’t miss the food trucks, local artisans, wellness lounge, and beachfront fun. Discover all the aspects that make Laketown Shakedown an incredible festival adventure.

Make lifelong memories at Laketown Shakedown 2024! With tickets on sale March 2023, the countdown begins to an epic weekend celebrating community, music, and summer in one of Canada’s most beautiful locations. We hope to see you there!

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