Sunfest Country  Festival 2024

The Sunfest Country  Music Festival is returning to Laketown Ranch in Cowichan, British Columbia, Canada from August 1-4, 2024. This annual outdoor country music festival features camping, food vendors, and performances from top country artists on the Laketown Ranch Stage.

The headliner for Sunfest 2024 is Keith Urban, the award-winning country music superstar. Urban was originally scheduled to headline the festival in 2020 and 2021 before the events were cancelled due to the pandemic. His performance in 2024 will mark a promise-made-good after previous Sunfest bookings were dashed.

Tier One Tickets are now on sale for the festival weekend, including early bird discounted Pit & Hillside weekend passes. The Layaway Plan is also available to pay for tickets over 8 installments. Don’t miss out on Sunfest Country Music Festival 2024!

Laketown Ranch Location

Sunfest Country Music Festival 2024 will be held at the beautiful Laketown Ranch event venue located in Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Laketown Ranch is a picturesque 329-acre property with forests, fields, creeks and a lake, providing a stunning natural backdrop for the 4-day country music festival.

The main concert stage called the Laketown Ranch Stage is set up in a bowl overlooking the lake, with seating areas on a grassy slope and standing room at the front. The stage has hosted top country acts like Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley and more over the years.

In addition to the concerts, Laketown Ranch has many amenities and recreational activities for Sunfest attendees to enjoy during the festival weekend:

  • Camping – Lower and Upper campgrounds available with tent or RV sites. Load-in passes can be purchased for early camp setup.
  • Laketown Flats – Main festival hub with food vendors, misting station, washrooms, showers, lost & found, and guest services.
  • Lake Activities – Swimming, stand-up paddleboards, canoes, kayaks, pedal boats all available for use. Lifejackets required.
  • Hiking Trails – Over 8km of scenic wooded trails surrounding the lake and across the property.
  • Lookout Lounge – A beachfront VIP area with private washrooms, beverage gardens, covered lounging areas and sand volleyball courts.
  • The Village – Located beside main camping with late-night DJ sets at The Village Stage. Accessible to all festival attendees.
  • Kids Zone – Crafts, face painting, balloon animals and family-friendly entertainment provided daily. Supervised by staff.

Accommodations Nearby:

For those not wishing to camp onsite, there are several lodging options a short drive from Laketown Ranch:

  • Hotels & Resorts – Cowichan River Lodge, Takaya Lodge, Steeped Tea House Bed & Breakfast
  • Vacation Rentals – Vrbo.com and Airbnb.com have many houses, cabins, apartments and condos available to rent in the Cowichan Valley.
  • RV Parks – Paradise Ranch RV Park, Ripples RV Park, Maritime RV Park

Laketown Ranch has onsite parking available, and there is a free shuttle running from surrounding areas. Detailed directions and transportation options to get to the festival grounds can be found at Sunfestconcerts.com/getting-here.

Come experience the beauty of Laketown Ranch and its many onsite amenities during the 2024 Sunfest Country Music Festival!

August 2024 Dates

Sunfest Country Music Festival 2024 will take place over 4 days from August 1-4, 2024.

The festival gates open at 12pm each day, with the concert bowl and music performances starting at 5pm and running until 1am. Here is a rundown of the Sunfest 2024 schedule:

Wednesday, July 31

  • Campground Load-In for Lower Camping only with purchased entry pass

Thursday, August 1

  • 12pm – Campground Load-In opens for Lower & Upper Camping
  • 1pm – Box Office opens for check-in and wristband exchange
  • 5pm – Gates open to concert bowl
  • 5:30pm – Opening artists on Laketown Ranch Stage
  • 10pm – Headliner performance (TBA)

Friday, August 2

  • 12pm – Gates open for campgrounds
  • 5pm – Gates open to concert bowl
  • 5:30pm – Opening artists on Laketown Ranch Stage
  • 10pm – Headliner performance (TBA)

Saturday, August 3

  • 12pm – Gates open for campgrounds
  • 5pm – Gates open to concert bowl
  • 5:30pm – Opening artists on Laketown Ranch Stage
  • 10pm – Keith Urban headline performance

Sunday, August 4

  • 12pm – Gates open for campgrounds
  • 5pm – Gates open to concert bowl
  • 5:30pm – Opening artists on Laketown Ranch Stage
  • 10pm – Headliner performance (TBA)
  • 1am – Festival concludes, campgrounds remain open until 11am Monday

The specific performance lineup and set times will be announced in early 2023 leading up to Sunfest 2024. Artist announcements and tickets packages will be posted on Sunfestconcerts.com.

Camping wristbands allow access to the campgrounds throughout the festival weekend from Wednesday July 31 to Monday August 4.

Make sure to take advantage of the Tier One Ticket sales and early bird discounted rates for Sunfest 2024 happening now! Prices will rise as the event draws nearer.

Keith Urban to Headline

The headliner for Sunfest Country Music Festival 2024 is country superstar Keith Urban. He will be performing on the Laketown Ranch Stage on Saturday, August 3, 2024.

Keith Urban is a 4-time GRAMMY Award winner who has also won Entertainer of the Year trophies from both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music. His electrifying live performances have made him one of country music’s top touring acts over the past two decades.

Some of Urban’s biggest career hits include:

  • “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
  • “Wasted Time”
  • “The Fighter”
  • “Somebody Like You”
  • “Long Hot Summer”
  • “We Were Us”

The New Zealand-born star was originally slated to headline Sunfest in both 2020 and 2021, but the shows were cancelled due to the pandemic. His appearance at Sunfest 2024 will make good on the previous concert bookings that were dashed.

Urban said:

“I was very disturbed that I had missed Sunfest the previous two years. This is my absolute favorite spot to travel to.  I can’t wait to get back to the island and see everyone again. It will be an amazing experience!

Tier One Tickets are now on sale for Keith Urban’s Saturday night performance at Sunfest 2024, as well as discounted Pit & Hillside weekend passes to see him and other artists on the lineup.

The country star’s tour across North America on his “The Speed of Now World Tour” wraps up in the fall of 2022, after which he will start preparing for his Sunfest appearance and scheduling tour dates for 2024.

Other artists to be announced soon for Sunfest 2024. Previous lineups have included major country stars like Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church and more.

Don’t miss your chance to see award-winning country icon Keith Urban headline Sunfest Country Music Festival at the beautiful Laketown Ranch location over the August 1-4, 2024 weekend. Get your tickets now before prices increase!

Tier One Ticket Sales

Tier One Ticket sales are now open for Sunfest Country Music Festival 2024. Tier One pricing represents the lowest ticket costs for the festival weekend. The closer the event date gets, the more expensive things get.

Here is a rundown of the Sunfest 2024 Tier One ticket options:

Weekend Pass Tickets

  • The Lawn – General Admission access to the concert bowl. Can set up chairs daily. $219
  • Lookout Lounge – VIP beach access, beverage gardens, lounges. $339
  • VIP – Exclusive VIP amenities, food and private washrooms. $539
  • The Pit – Front of stage standing room. Ages 19+. $339
  • Hillside – Reserved chair seating near main stage. $299

Single Day Tickets

  • The Lawn – Friday, Saturday or Sunday access. $99
  • Lookout Lounge – Per day pass. $149
  • VIP – Per day pass. $249
  • The Pit – Per day pass. Ages 19+. $149
  • Hillside – Per day reserved seat. $129

Super Saver Deals

  • Ranch Summer Super Pass – Sunfest + Laketown Shakedown fest for discounted rate.
  • Camping Pass – Book camping and save 10% off tickets.

Layaway Plan

Pay off your Tier One Tickets over 8 installments of only $10 down using the Layway Plan option at checkout. Before the price increases, reserve your tickets!

Tier One sales end on August 29, 2023. Visit Sunfestconcerts.com to get your Sunfest 2024 tickets now and take advantage of the best pricing!

Campers can also secure their spots in Lower and Upper Campgrounds during Tier One sales. Camping typically sells out, so get your site booked early.

Don’t miss out on the biggest country music festival in British Columbia happening August 1-4, 2024. Get your Tier One Sunfest tickets today!

Camping Options

Camping is a popular accommodation option for attendees of the 4-day Sunfest Country Music Festival 2024. Laketown Ranch has two main campgrounds available onsite with various lodging choices:

Lower Campground

  • Located in a shaded forest setting near the main festival hub at Laketown Flats
  • Camp RV’s, trailers, or pitch a tent
  • Access to food vendors, public flush toilets, free showers
  • Wednesday “load-in” entry pass available for early setup

Upper Campground

  • Large open field that allows campers to spread out
  • Space for both RV and tent camping
  • Short walk from Lower Campground and festival grounds
  • Upper campers get lower site access Wednesday-Friday

Camping Capacity: Approximately 4000 campsites total between Lower and Upper Campgrounds

Amenities: Potable water stations, dumping station, misting stations, charging stations, cleaning crew, 24/7 security

Camping Guidelines

  • Generators must be off midnight to 8am
  • No open fires or charcoal cooking devices
  • 12 in (30 cm) clearance required under propane stove/BBQ
  • Carry out all garbage to drop-off bins
  • No camping furniture in fire lanes

Camping Passes

  • 4-day festival & camping pass – $339
  • Camping-only pass (no concert access) – $219
  • Camping visitor pass (1-day) – $49

Secure your Sunfest 2024 campsite today before they sell out! Lower and Upper camping typically reaches full capacity.

Nearby private campgrounds like Paradise Ranch or Ripples RV Park are a 15-20 min drive from Laketown Ranch for overflow camping.

Don’t miss out on the full Sunfest 2024 experience – get your camping pass now and stay right onsite at the festival grounds all weekend long!

Lineup Announcements

The full artist lineup for Sunfest Country Music Festival 2024 will be announced in phases leading up to the August event. This is what we currently know:

Headliner

  • Saturday, August 3: Keith Urban

The country superstar was originally slated to headline Sunfest in 2020 and 2021 before cancellations. He will finally take the Laketown Ranch Stage in 2024!

Previous Sunfest Artists

To give an idea of the caliber of talent at the festival, here are some past Sunfest performers:

  • Luke Bryan
  • Blake Shelton
  • Brad Paisley
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Tim McGraw
  • Eric Church
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Lady A
  • Dallas Smith
  • Dean Brody
  • James Barker Band

Upcoming Announcements

The Sunfest 2024 team is busy booking artists to fill the remaining headliner spots and roster. Lineup announcements will come in phases:

January 2023: Next headliner reveal

March 2023: Lineup poster with full artist list

April 2023: Set times and schedule released

Leading up to August 2024, new artists may periodically be announced via Sunfest’s social media and email newsletter. Sign up at the website to receive artist announcements and pre-sale ticket access.

The music starts at 5:30pm each evening, with the headliner playing the 10pm prime slot. Get ready for big surprises ahead and an incredible country music experience at Sunfest 2024!

Country Music Performances

The Sunfest Country Music Festival features 4 days of performances from top artists in country music. The lineup showcases both established stars and emerging talent.

Headliners like Keith Urban play full production concerts on the main Laketown Ranch Stage, complete with lights, video screens and their full touring bands. These headline sets run 75-90 minutes packed with each singer’s biggest radio hits and fan favorites.

Past Sunfest headliners have included Brad Paisley playing singles like “Water” and “She’s Everything,” Luke Bryan belting out hits like “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” and “Crash My Party,” and Carrie Underwood stunning the crowds with chart-topping hits like “Before He Cheats.”

But Sunfest is about more than just the headliners. Half the fun is discovering new artists during the opening sets. The rising stars get the crowds on their feet and set the stage for the later acts.

Recent opening performers have included:

  • Dallas Smith
  • High Valley
  • Jojo Mason
  • Meghan Patrick
  • Hunter Brothers
  • Jade Eagleson
  • Sacha
  • Tyler Joe Miller

And more surprise openers will be announced for Sunfest 2024!

The festival also features additional music and entertainment:

  • Late night DJ sets at The Village stage
  • Local bands in the campgrounds
  • Busking instrumentalists and singers roaming the site

Attending all 4 days allows you to experience the most music. But no matter which day(s) you have tickets for, you’ll be treated to incredible country music festival performances at Sunfest 2024!

Cowichan, British Columbia

The town of Cowichan is located in the Cowichan Valley region on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. This is where you’ll find the Laketown Ranch venue that hosts the annual Sunfest Country Music Festival.

Cowichan sits on the east coast of Vancouver Island, about a 45 minute drive northwest of BC’s provincial capital, Victoria. The town is surrounded by lush rainforest, rivers, and of course Cowichan Lake.

This natural beauty makes it the perfect setting for an outdoor summer music festival like Sunfest. Festival goers also get a taste of the laid back island lifestyle during their stay.

Here are some things to see and do around Cowichan and the Cowichan Valley when visiting for Sunfest 2024:

  • Cowichan Lake – Rent kayaks, paddleboards or boats and enjoy the water. Excellent fishing and swimming.
  • Cowichan River – Take guided river tours and see spawning salmon when in season.
  • Hiking Trails – The Trans Canada Trail and Cowichan River Footpath offer scenic walks.
  • Cowichan Bay – Quaint seaside village with shops, galleries, cafes and the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre.
  • Local Wineries – The Cowichan Valley is home to several excellent wineries open for tastings and tours.
  • Whale Watching – Take a boat tour and watch magnificent orcas from Victoria or Cowichan Bay.
  • Cowichan Forest Canopy Tour – Zip line adventure through the forest treetops.
  • Sayward Forest Canoe Route – Paddle through endless pristine lakes.
  • Golf Courses – Play a round at the Cowichan Golf Course or Glenora Springs Golf Club.

Explore even more of the region with a rental car from Budget Car Rental for easy area access.

The town of Cowichan and Cowichan Valley as a whole offer beautiful scenery and endless activities to complement the stellar country music entertainment during the Sunfest 2024 weekend. Come for the festival, stay for the slice of paradise!

Buy Festival Passes & Tickets

Tier One Ticket sales are happening now for Sunfest Country Music Festival 2024 taking place August 1-4 at Laketown Ranch in Cowichan, British Columbia.

Here are all the ways to buy tickets and reserve your spot at Sunfest 2024:

  • Online – Visit Sunfestconcerts.com to view available passes and purchase tickets online. All orders are fulfilled digitally through FrontGate Tickets.
  • Phone – Call the Sunfest box office at 1-888-512-7469 to order tickets over the phone. Box office hours are 12pm – 7pm PST.
  • In Person – Tickets can be purchased in person during the festival at the Box Office located beside the main entrance gates. Hours are 4pm – 9pm Wednesday, and 1pm – 10pm Thursday to Sunday.

Ticket Types

There are a variety of ticket and pass options to experience Sunfest 2024:

  • General Admission – Lawn seating access to the concert bowl
  • VIP Tickets – Special VIP area access, amenities and perks
  • Reserved Seating – Hillside and Lookout Lounge chair seating
  • Camping Passes – Tent or RV access to Lower and Upper Campgrounds

View the complete list of Sunfest ticket options here. Camping, VIP tickets, and chair seating often sell out early.

Perks for Returning Sunfest Fans

If you attended Sunfest in 2023, you’ll receive a presale email with exclusive advance access to tickets before the general on-sale. Check your inboxes Sunfest fans!

Layaway Payment Plan

Pay off your Sunfest 2024 passes over 8 months at just $10 down per ticket with the Layway Payment Plan. Lock in Tier One pricing now before it increases!

Be sure to buy your tickets early to get the best deals and secure your spot at Canada’s premier outdoor country music festival. It’s going to be a party August 1-4, 2024 at Laketown Ranch – we’ll see you there Sunfest fans!

Frequently Ask Questions

The Sunfest Country Music Festival takes place August 1-4, 2024 at the Laketown Ranch venue located in Cowichan, British Columbia, Canada.

The headliner for Saturday, August 3, 2024 is country superstar Keith Urban. He joins other top country artists to be announced soon for the festival lineup.

Tier One Tickets are on sale now for Sunfest 2024 at Sunfestconcerts.com. You can purchase online, by phone at 1-888-512-7469, or in person during the event at the box office. Camping passes and specialty seats often sell out early.

In addition to the concerts, Laketown Ranch has campgrounds, lake activities, hiking trails, late night DJ sets at The Village, local bands, food vendors, a kids zone, and more entertainment all weekend long.

Laketown Ranch is located near Cowichan, British Columbia. Onsite parking and a free shuttle service is available. Check Sunfestconcerts.com/getting-here for directions and transportation details.

Some good tips are to buy tickets early, book camping if desired, wear sunscreen and proper footwear, stay hydrated, travel to the grounds via shuttle service, explore the area near Cowichan, and most importantly – have fun and enjoy the incredible country music!

Conclusion

The Sunfest Country Music Festival 2024 is shaping up to be an epic 4-day outdoor music experience August 1-4 at the beautiful Laketown Ranch venue in Cowichan, British Columbia.

Country superstar Keith Urban is set to headline on Saturday night, August 3rd. He joins a stellar lineup of top country artists to be announced in the coming months.

Tier One Ticket sales are happening now for the lowest pricing on Sunfest 2024 passes. Be sure to buy early, as these limited tickets will sell out. Camping passes also go quick, so reserve your spot today.

At the festival grounds, attendees can enjoy the concerts along with camping, activities on Cowichan Lake, late night DJ sets, local bands, food vendors, and more entertainment all weekend long. It makes for an incredible country music festival experience.

The town of Cowichan and Cowichan Valley as a whole provide beautiful scenery and endless activities to complement the stellar live music at the Laketown Ranch venue.

Don’t miss out on Sunfest Country Music Festival 2024! It promises to be an amazing weekend celebrating country music against the backdrop of Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley. We hope to see you there, so get your tickets soon!

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