The Cavendish Beach Music Festival is a 4 day country music festival held each year in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
This relatively new festival has grown rapidly, since its inception in 2009, bringing in crowds of over 60,000 people each July. It features international singers as well those still on the road to stardom.
2012 lineup, rumours, news and updates
Headliners include Dierks Bentley, Alabama, Rascal Flatts. To view the full line-up as it is updated, click here.
2011 lineup and past highlights
2011 event featured Trace Adkins, Johnny Reid, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Eric Church, George Canyon, Tanya Tucker, Aaron Lines, Chad Brownlee, Ricky Skaggs, Corb Lund, Doc Walker and many more.
The festival has a strong local prescence as it has been seen as a boost to its economy and business’, the festival also has a large country western following as well as a safe family environment.
History and facts
Running since 2009, the festival has attracted local as well as major recording artists, in its inaugural year the festival attracted 40,000 people.
It has also been nominated for two awards: the Canadian Country Music Association festival/fair/exhibition of the year award, along with the East Coast Music Association event of the year award.
Music stages and other entertainment
There are 2 stages at this festival; there is, of course, the main stage providing the setting for the biggest of country acts to perform. On the sidelines, in an intimate (500 people per session) contrast the Cavendish Beach Music Festival provides the “The Coronaville Kitchen” - The Kitchen has beverages and music, providing a completely different atmosphere to that of the main stage. Festival go-ers can also enjoy top musicians and songwriters, the stories behind the songs, and unique collaborations - often providing exclusive performances.
On site information
Food and drink
Unfortunately, due to the strict rules of the Cavendish Beach Music Festival no food or drink (apart from 1L of water per person) is permitted into the festival grounds. There are, however, plenty of vendors inside the festival to keep you well fed!
Camping and other accommodation
There are 5 local campsites recommended by the Cavendish Beach Music Festival; Cavendish KOA Campground, Sunset Campground, Cavendish Campground, Cornwall KOA Campground, VacationLand RV Park. Details of which can be found here.
As it accommodation is a separate cost to the ticket you are at liberty to stay wherever you like, which is why this website provides information on local hotels as well as local camp sites.
Location and travel
By Plane? The nearest airport is Charlottetown Airport. Information on flights can be found on the Charlottetown Airport Website. There are bus services running from Charlottetown itself described below. If you choose to stay in Cavendish then there will be shuttle buses running around Cavendish to take you to and from the festival.
By Bus? There are bus services - though booking is required as there is limited seating available. Costing $30/Day (per person) $95/4 days (per person), the buses leave from a variety of locations - so you can chose the one that suits you best! The buses leave Cavendish 20-30 minutes after final act.
By Car? There is a $10 fee to park in the designated festival parking spots, with a free shuttle bus to and from the festival
Contact and tickets
- Online: Tickets can be bought online here,
- In Person: You can pick them up at the Confederation Centre Box Office, 145 Richmond Street, Charlottetown (Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm).
- By Phone: Toll Fee 1-877-569-7767; or Confederation Center 1-800-565-0278 or 1-902-566-1267
2012 Ticket Prices:
- General Admission 3-Day Early Bird Adult pass: $159.50
- VIP Club 3-Day Pass $375.00
- Child 3-Day Pass $69.50 (ages 6-12)
- Children Under 6 years: FREE
- Single Day Passes available in the coming weeks