Laketown Shakedown, Sunfest Country Music Festival cancelled again due to COVID-19
Rapper Snoop Dogg headlined the Laketown Shakedown Music Festival held over the long weekend in the Cowichan Valley, joined by Smash Mouth, Grandson, The Faceplants, Incubus, Jesse Roper, and more. (Adam Lee/Victoria Music Scene)
VICTORIA -- Two of Vancouver Island’s premier summer music festivals have been postponed for another year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Laketown Shakedown festival in Lake Cowichan will not go ahead this summer, according to a statement from promoter Live Nation. Likewise, the Sunfest Country Music Festival has also been cancelled for 2021.
Both festivals are scheduled to return to the Laketown Ranch in 2022.
Anyone with tickets or camping passes to this summer’s Laketown Shakedown will be notified directly about how to redeem their passes. Likewise, those who had tickets or camping passes for last year’s cancelled event will be able to use them for entry in 2022..
Those who would rather get a refund on their tickets will be given 14 days after receiving an email from the company to do so.
“Although we had hoped to not have to do this once again, we unfortunately must announce Laketown Shakedown will not be taking place again this summer,” said Live Nation’s Miranda Liu in a statement Monday.
“Laketown Shakedown has been rescheduled to June 30-July 2, 2022 and we will announce our 2022 lineup when it is ready,” Liu added.
Sunfest pass holders can also roll over their tickets until next year or redeem them for a refund before Friday May 21, according to the festival's website.
Rapper Snoop Dogg headlined the last Laketown Shakedown festival in 2019, while other artists included Smash Mouth, Incubus and Sublime.