A Unique Opportunity
For the first time in our history, the Festival of Friends is opening up its VIP Pit to the general public. Normally reserved for contest winners, media, and band members, this small fenced-off section at the front of the stage is as close as you can get to your favorite acts.
Because the Festival of Friends is a free event, we are always looking for ways to help offset our many costs. As well, many attendees are looking for ways that they can help support the Festival. We feel this strikes a perfect balance.
How Much Does It Cost?
Each VIP Pit pass costs $75.00 plus HST.
What Do I Get?
Each pass gives you in-and-out access to our front-of-stage VIP pit for the entire day. The pit area is reserved, and your access to it is guaranteed throughout the day. You may bring food and non-alcoholic drinks into the pit, but, no outside alcohol is allowed. However, the VIP area is licensed and a cash bar will be starting at 6:30pm, so you may purchase beer and other drinks.
How Many Passes Are Available?
There are a very limited number of passes available. If you do not see the day you wish to attend on the order form below, then it is already sold out.
How Do I Get my VIP Passes?
VIP passes are only available for purchase at the performer merchandise tent during the Festival. The merch tent is right next to the main stage on the right hand side.
What Else Should I Know?
Because you will be at the very front of the stage, with thousands of people behind you, you may have a difficult time returning to the pit during peak hours if you leave. You may bring a folding chair during the daytime, however there is a possibility that the VIP area may become standing room only during the evening headliners. You may arrive at anytime during the day, and stay as little or as long as you like.
Can I Bring My Camera?
You are welcome to take pictures during the event, however your photography must not interfere with the experience of others. As well, the use of DSLR and other cameras with detachable lenses is limited, and at the discretion of the artist. Generally speaking, you will be limited in using your DSLR for the first 2-3 songs per artist, and you may not interfere with media or staff photographers. Tripods, or unnecessarily bulky equipment is not allowed.
Where Do I Pick Up My Passes?
All passes must be picked up in the park on the day you chose to attend. When we receive your order, we will give you specific instructions.