What is Westward Music Festival?

Westward Music Festival is an annual music festival held in Vancouver, British Columbia, showcasing a diverse lineup of local and international artists across various genres. Established in 2017, the festival aims to celebrate the rich musical talent and vibrant cultural scene of Vancouver, providing an immersive experience for music lovers of all ages.

Where can I purchase a festival pass?

All tickets for Westward Music Festival will be sold through AdmitONE. You can find the main ticket page for everything Westward 2024 here.

What does a festival pass get me access to?

Everything! All of the outdoor daytime events happening on June 22nd and June 23rd, 2024 at City Centre Artist Lodge, as well as all evening events taking place indoors at Fox Cabaret, Biltmore Cabaret, and Red Gate Arts Society*. The wristband will also give you in and out privileges to all events. *Subject to capacity

What is the City Centre Artist Lodge?

The City Centre Artist Lodge occupies the iconic former City Centre Motor Hotel in Mount Pleasant. The building is once again full of energy and life with 79 low-cost, work-only artist spaces that have been filled with intention, prioritizing underrepresented and marginalized individuals. 18,000 sq feet of artist work and exhibition space. 79 private units with over 100 artists participating! CCAL will be the centrepiece for our 2024 Westward Music Festival, with the parking lot acting as the outdoor stage. And yes, the artist studios will be open during the event.

Are the venues for Westward Music Festival accessible?

Red Gate, Fox Cabaret, and the Skyline Stage at City Centre Artist Lodge are all accessible. The Biltmore Cabaret is not accessible at this time as there are several stairs leading into the venue. If you have any specific accessibility concerns or require assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us at accessibility@themrggroup.com and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Will Westward Music Festival be open to all ages?

Red Gate Arts Society is open to all ages. All other venues, including City Centre Artist Lodge, are 19+.

Does Westward Music Festival end at 9pm?

No, it does not. Events taking place outdoors at City Centre Artist Lodge will conclude by 9pm to adhere to the community noise bylaw, however our evening programming will continue indoors at Fox Cabaret, Biltmore Cabaret, and Red Gate Arts Society, which are all conveniently located within 5 blocks of CCAL.

Can I perform at Westward Music Festival?

We are accepting local artist submissions here. Submissions close on April 10th . Please note that not all inquiries will be responded to, due to volume and availability. We thank you for your interest in Westward Music Festival.

I am a photographer or media outlet, can I request media access to cover Westward Music Festival?

Yes, a limited amount of press passes are available. Please complete this form to request access. Please note that not all inquiries will be responded to, due to volume and availability.