All About Bass Canyon Festival

April 26, 2022
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A firecracker of a festival | © @BassCanyon / Facebook

Washington, USA


XL – 20k-50k



International, Casual

+3 Days

Bass Canyon is a potboiler of a festival, replete with constant headbanging, thunderous bass, and colossal stage productions.

Established in 2018, Bass Canyon was created by DJ Excision. It has been an annual festival, lasting three days in the month of August.

It is held at The Gorge Amphitheatre in Grant County, central Washington, US.

Led by bass master Excision, this is the ultimate Bass music festival on the US West Coast. The pulsating beats and convenient setting of the amphitheatre, set by a drop-dead gorgeous backdrop, make this a celebrated festival among bass-heads.

Bass Canyon festival 2022 edition dates are 19-21 August 2022. Go get your Bass Canyon festival tickets on Soundclub, the social app for live music experiences covering +2,000 festivals worldwide.

Bass Canyon festival’s lineup for 2022 has not been announced yet.

Here’s everything you need to know about Bass Canyon festival 2022.

Making the canyon resound with the bass | © Excision / YouTube

1. Bass Canyon festival is the assembly spot for Bass-heads

If you are thirsty for that feeling of the beat thumping your chest, this is where you need to be. Like moths to light, August of every year sees Bass-heads from around the world piling into The Gorge Amphitheatre, headbanging to the heavy beats in the canyon.

Led by Bass maestro Excision, the festival has been the playground for Bass gods such as DJ Tiesto, Black Tiger Sex Machine, and NGHTMRE.

LSDream performing at Bass Canyon festival | © @BassCanyon / Facebook

2. Bass Canyon festival is Excision’s baby

Canadian music producer and DJ Excision created Bass Canyon festival as a natural extension of his passion for bass. Established in 2018, Bass Canyon was born after the success of Lost Lands festival in Ohio – the other maiden music festival put together by Excision.

In association with The Gorge Amphitheatre and Live Nation, Excision endeavored to bring the best of bass to Washington.

Excision’s gift for Bass-heads | © @excision / YouTube

3. Bass Canyon festival is all about the sound and stage

Being a bass music fest, it is obvious that the beats need to be clean and sharp. And at Bass Canyon, it is all about blasting the rocks.

Excision partnered with PK Sound to wreak sonic havoc upon the site with its 500,000 watts sound systems . It was a no-brainer for the DJ who has associated with the brand since the start of his music career.

The other mega attraction at Bass Canyon is the stage production,as well as the visuals. Known for building the most jaw-dropping stage sets and visuals, The Paradox elevates the Bass Canyon festival to a spectacular visual splendor.

Amazeballs to the core! | © @BassCanyon / Facebook

4. Bass Canyon is set against a ravishing backdrop

At Bass Canyon festival, it is not just the stage that is eye candy – the natural background and setting of the location are attention grabbers as well. Set by the Columbia River Gorge, the site offers striking sunsets.

One cannot be surprised by the fact that the festival bagged top honors at Pollstar magazine’s award for ‘Best Outdoor Music Venue’ nine years in a row.

It was also crowned as the ‘Best Outdoor Concert Venues in America by Concert Boom.

Lighting up the stage and the sky | © @BassCanyon / Facebook

5. Bass Canyon festival has hassle-free lineups

Concerts at the Bass Canyon festival have been smoothly organised, thanks to the festival’s single-stage. Because of this, there is a clear and fluent schedule for artists, eliminating the chance for clashes of titans, that happens in some of the other festivals.

The upside? Superb DJ collabs and multiple B2B sets, especially by Excision. Talking about free-flowing music.

This also helps festival goers to stay relaxed at one spot, instead of chasing around different stages.

Music overflow with DJs Calcium, Chime, Jantsen, Jessica Audiffred and others | © @basscanyon / Instagram

6. Bass Canyon festival is anything but boring

The best way to cool off after a night of headbanging | © @BassCanyon / Facebook

When you want a break from the music, you’ll still have plenty to do at Bass Canyon festival. There are tons of exciting activities around the venue.

The festival organises yoga sessions, guided meditation, flow art sessions, bingo, postcard stations, field games, and a lot more during the daytime.

There is also a silent disco party that starts every night, after the concerts end at midnight – and continues till sunrise.

7. Head early to catch the pre-party shindig

It’s double the dose of music at Bass Canyon, with the party starting even before the festival begins. Pre-Party gigs begin a day before the festival starts, and according to insider info, that’s not something to miss either.

But prepare well ahead to reach the venue in time. Long queues of cars, security and COVID checks can hold up the entry, so if you buy the Pre-Party tickets, you need to arrive quickly or risk missing it.

Announce your entry in time | © @BassCanyon / Facebook

In the last edition of 2021, there were over 15 artists who played special B2B sets at the Pre-Party. Lasting five hours, the fascinating show starred the likes of Sullivan King, Space Laces, and Dion Timmer.

8. Bass Canyon is the place to slay festive fashion

Are you looking for the perfect festival to don your favorite festive-wear? Welcome to Bass Canyon, baby. Despite all the headbanging, you aren’t a part of the bass madness if you aren’t dressed the part.

Besides, there’s nothing like donning psychedelic hues against the rustic natural setting. Fishnets, tassels, stickers, glitter – this is where you can go the whole hog and get your festive fashion on fleek.

It’s showtime! | © @BassCanyon / Facebook

In the really short span of time since it began in 2018, Bass Canyon has established itself among the league of bass festivals in America. Commanded by Excision, the festival is a celebration of resounding beats, gratifying all headbangers.


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