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After what many festival-goers are calling the best Bass Coast Music Fest ever, organizers for the annual musical extravaganza now have the daunting task of repeating this year's success; and that's a challenge that organizer Liz Thomson is willing to accept.

The four-day sold-out festival wrapped Monday and Thomson said she was elated with the turnout.

“We were just overwhelmed with people coming up and telling us it was the best weekend of their life," said Thomson. "From everybody’s point of view a massive success."

Thomson added one of the highlights for the festival was the "Boiler Room" which was live-streamed around the world and within two hours of broadcasting had 30-thousand views.

"We had interaction from all over the world saying how beautiful it (Bass Coast)was and how free everyone looked," she added. “That’s exposure we’ve never had before. It was an intimate and unique look at our festival."

Despite the huge number of visitors to Bass Coast 2019, Merritt RCMP said that except for a few people attempting to sneak into the grounds, there were few incidents to report.

“We just don’t have the problems that a lot of other really big festivals have," Thomson added. "The feeling on-site is that everybody feels safe, and everybody is looking out for each other. So, we’re proud of that.”

With 2019 behind them Thomson said that the biggest challenge next year may be picking the theme. This year's theme was duality, and Thomson suggested a possible play on 20/20 vision may be in store for next year.


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