The Cowichan Valley Regional District has given approval for Sunfest to move to their new location at Laketown Ranch near Lake Cowichan for the 2016 music festival. The final vote was conducted Wednesday January 13, 2016.
Over the next two weeks Sunfest organizers will be fine tuning details and design of the new 172-acre venue with plans scheduled to be unveiled Monday February 1, 2016.
Organizers say country music fans can expect increased parking capacity, more space for camping, and improved reserved seating. The festival site will have a natural amphitheatre concert bowl. The Laketown Ranch site will serve as a permanent festival and event site.
The 2016 Sunfest Country Music Festival happens Thursday July 28 to Sunday July 31, 2016. Artists already announced to perform include Country superstar Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Dallas Smith, Chase Bryant, High Valley, The Road Hammers and Neal McCoy.