Dear Awakened Family,
After careful consideration of the information made available to us by the BC government at this time, we are making the very difficult decision to postpone the 2022 edition of Awakened Music Festival to the summer of 2023. Sadly, the unpredictability of restrictions imposed by the government has been a constant battle for us and how we are approaching the festival this summer. With cases continuing to rise, and hospitalizations hitting a record high, we are unable to predict what the coming months have in store. While there are reports that things are going to improve, with setbacks due to new variants of COVID-19 and without knowing what public health measures will be in place this summer, we lack the critical information necessary to contract infrastructure, book artists, and secure vendors for a festival this summer. The reality is, if we were to safely produce the quality of the festival we had originally promised you, preparations would need to be well underway by now. We are a grass-roots collective which is continuing to grow each year, and while we fully support all other BC festivals in their pursuit to produce their events for you this summer, we are needing to approach things differently. Our mission has always been to host events that provide you and your friends the most memorable weekend possible, and for our returning years we want your experiences to shatter all expectations. In order to achieve this goal, we need more time to organize so we can be certain we can host an event without hindrances and deliver on the festival you have been waiting for.
With the future in mind, all current ticket holders will now be able to redeem their tickets for any festival date over the next three years (2023, 2024, and 2025). Instructions on how to transfer your tickets will be released with our 2023 festival dates. In addition, to show our appreciation of Awakened Music Festival ticket holders there will be special perks for attendance at a series of exciting local events that we have planned and are ready to launch. Promotion for these events and what is included will be released when the BC Gathering and Event health order restrictions are removed.
While this is disappointing news to communicate, we remain optimistic that the pandemic is nearly behind us. We are committed to using the next year to plan the most incredible festival possible for our epic return to the BC wilderness with our beautiful family alongside us! The warmth and support that has been shown these last two years have reaffirmed that we have the best community and we cannot wait to share once-in-a-lifetime experiences with each and every one of you again in the near future.