Cumberland Wild is a two day event that celebrates a diverse line up and a deep respectful, Cumberland party vibe. Precision production, world-class talent, in a legendary village.
Cumberland Wild highly values our community and works with many organizations and groups to develop important awareness of relevant social issues, transform community values, and push forward cultural norms. Our commitment to both our artists and audiences has led to programming that embraces those values, specifically and intentionally including Indigenous, BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, female, youth, and out of the box performances.
We respectfully acknowledge the unceded traditional territory of the Pəntłətč (Pentlatch), E’ikʷsən and K’ómoks (Šałułtxʷ & Sasitla) tribes.
We recognize the Pəntłətč as being the historic owners and occupiers of this great land, sea, and rivers, and are so grateful to share in its beauty and abundance.
We commit to the healing and reconciliation process by seeking guidance from knowledge keepers, nurturing and highlighting unique indigenous talent, shedding light on important matters, and taking action towards creating a community that prioritizes and is in harmony with indigenous culture, beliefs, and ways.
Code of Conduct
We are honoured to set the stage to amplify diverse voices and to share the gift of new experiences. Building supportive relationships between artists and audiences and providing inclusive and safer environments is our ‘Heart’ and you are the centrepoint of this work. It takes a village and we need our community to join in the creation of a collective vibe where we all feel valued and encouraged. It’s a living process and one that we all deserve to be a part of. We require everyone including guests, staff, volunteers, partners, and contributors understand and acknowledge that you are agreeing that you have read, understand and will follow the Code of Conduct by attending the event.
Event Details & Common Questions
Gates open at 11am Saturday August 19.
There are three shows Saturday Aug 19 11am to 11pm, Saturday evening Aug 19 11pm to 9am, & Sun Aug 20 11am to 11pm.
Concert Series event turnover – You will be asked to leave after the live music ends and the silent disco begins. If there happens to be any headphones left at that point you can upgrade your ticket to join.
General camping is tent only and each night (Saturday & Sunday) requires its own ticket. You will be able to drive within 100m to your tenting location. There will be some car camping in designated areas. Parking will be on the street. You will be able to get in slightly earlier than the 11am gate opening.
Silent disco headphones are included in the weekend and silent disco tickets only and are not available to purchase individually.
Kids 12 and under are free!
MERCH TENT AND FOOD VENDORS
There will be a variety of merch and small items for sale in our Merch Tent as well as some of the most delicious food served locally by our food vendors.
Check out our page dedicated to details on getting here.
CULTURAL & ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Respect for those allowing us to use these public spaces is essential and we are grateful to be hosting an event in the community of Cumberland.
Cultural appropriation, disrespectful behaviours, and acting in willful ignorance will not be tolerated.
Please leave any MOOP (Matter Out of Place) items at home. These include glitter, synthetic feathers & costume items, micro-garbage, and non-biodegradable products.
We know our visitors often seek some downtime at Comox Lake. Please ensure that you use environmentally sound products and be respectful of other community members. This lake is one of several drinking water reserves for our communities.
No fire pits, charcoal, open flames. Propane stoves and BBQ’s can be used in the campground but must be 2 ft off the ground. Any site with a stove or bbq’s must have a Fire Extinguisher.
No glass is allowed onsite including mirrors, beverage containers, decorative items in order to protect visitors to the site during and after the event. Please transfer your items to reusable containers.
To ensure the common good, some common sense must be used!
CIGARETTES & MEDICINALS
Designated smoking areas will be provided and clearly marked.
Alcohol service will take place Saturday August 19, 2023 from 11am to 10pm, and Sunday August 20, 2023 from 11am to 10pm. This is a licensed event and service is restricted to those with the required proof of age. Service will be in accordance with B.C.’s liquor laws and regulations Special event permittee resources and information – Province of British Columbia
Zero tolerance for weapons of any kind.
LOST, CONFISCATED, OR DAMAGED ITEMS
The festival will not take responsibility to care for your items. That said, lost and found items will be located with security.
Please leave your furry friends at home this time. Support animals are allowed as per provincial regulations.
Restricted activities/items will result in order – correction, warning, ejection, ban, refer to arrest/authorities:
- Smoking outside designated areas
- Minors in possession of alcohol
- Impaired guests
- Illicit drug use or possession
- Disrespect to the community or site (including self)
- Intimidation, Harassment, Bullying, or Assaultive (verbal, physical, sexual) behaviours
- Damage to the community or site (including self)
- Theft or vandalism to the community or site property/ies (including self)
- Creating any type of fire risk
- Cultural appropriation, disrespectful behaviours, and acting in willful ignorance
- Possession of weapons.
- Entering private/restricted areas without permission/authority
Our event is open to all and we hope you will join us. This particular venue is fairly easy on the accessibility scale as it is a community park in its off hours from Cumberland Wild. Fairly flat, lots of room to make yourselves comfortable, and loads of space to dance.
- Entrances – all entrances have humans that can advise you on best options.
- Seating – Seating at our events is self actioned. Please bring what you need. If you require specific support please contact us.
- Washrooms – Accessible washrooms will be onsite and clearly marked on both the exterior and in our site maps.
- Food & Beverage – Vending is fairly open and has accessible areas & knowledgeable servers that can assist.
- Camping – Camping has a variety of supports including opportunities to plug in equipment(this needs to be arranged ahead of time), accessible washrooms, and areas for parking.
- Low Stim Zone – We have a low stim zone available for those looking for a calm moment.
Assistance – Support workers are eligible for a free ticket. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Support Animals – Support animals are allowed as per provincial regulations. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate companion, therapy, or emotional support animals. If having your companion is a deal breaker, get in touch directly with email@example.com Please remember to take good care of, and clean up after your guest.
HARM REDUCTION & Health Promotion
The producers are committed to harm reduction and it plays a central role in the overall planning of our events. We provide a multi-layered approach to celebration and the CARE-A-VAN (Comox Bay Care Society), AVI Courtenay, Campbell River and Victoria will be collaborating and assisting in ensuring the festival provides a safe event for all. All persons will be provided access to protection from harm with all of our capacity including illicit substances, harassment, sexual misconduct, hate speech or behaviour or abuse. Any incident or request will be brought to the Harm Reduction team, and the festival producers and due course will be conducted.
Areas of support are:
Drug Safety information will be available at the event in the Harm Reduction Zone. If you are considering “illicit substances” please consider using the“Vancouver Island Drug Checking Project out of UVIC” before at Vancouver Island Drug Checking Project
Consent & Respect
We campaign and support growing the culture of consent. Starting with humility and respect, practice your listening skills, get clarity, ask questions, embrace shifts in knowledge and power dynamics, and practice getting a little out of your comfort zone! Ultimately remembering consent is: Freely given, reversible, informed, enthusiastic, specific, ongoing, and hot!
We all seek balance in our aloneness and togetherness and sometimes we find ourselves outside the pack. We ask you to use your situational awareness and your instincts to support safety while we gather. Watch out for each other, help someone in need, or find someone to assist!
Water, water everywhere. Get it in your body! We have a few water filling stations available throughout the festival and we advise you to bring non glass containers to fill up.
Trained First Aid will be onsite throughout the festival and within the Harm Reduction Zone.
Low Stim Zone
This is an unmonitored, quiet zone located away from the hussle of the main stage.
Getting Home Safe
Please plan for a well organized trip home. Consider having a well rested, sober driver and copilot designated for your drive.
We value and respect you and your right to privacy. We give you as much control as possible over the processes and actions that are taken on your behalf. All complaints, incidents, or disclosures will be collected via the Incident Report Form and that information will be held confidential and secured. You can also report unwanted sexualized behaviour via the REES online system. Any incident or request will be brought to the Harm Reduction/First Aid team, and the festival producers and due course will be conducted. All Help & Support Resources
SAFE & SOUND PROTOCOLS
Ensuring that our guests are safe and sound is of the utmost importance to us. We have a series of protocols put in place to handle any situation that may arise. We hire the best security teams available and they will be onsite throughout the event. We work with the RCMP, Fire Departments, and appropriate Government agencies ensuring our systems meet all recommendations, policy, and procedures required.
LOST OR FOUND CHILDREN
We love the family vibes we create and would love to ensure your children are safe. Please register at the front gate and get your kiddos their extra special wristbands so that if you end up separated, we can help get you back together!
SITE MAP & SCHEDULE