sandbanks music festival | 17-09-16



our 2016 headliner was sloan 


the event was held on september 17, 2016 and featured performances by 



The Peter Elkas BanD

Jim bryson

Taylor Knox

Jérémie Albino

With between set DJ music curated by Stories Behind The Songs


Selected Artist Videos



September 17, 2016

Limited Advance Tickets $30 + HST
At the gate tickets were be $35 + HST

Sandbanks Music Festival runs in two parts (see below), and all food and drink vendors will be available all day long.  Here's how it will work:

Main Show (4:00 pm to 8:00 pm) 

1. Sloan (Halifax/Toronto) - Visit artist website
2. Limblifter (Vancouver) - Visit artist website
3. Snowblink (Toronto)  - View artist website
4. The Peter Elkas Band (Toronto)  - View artist website
5. Jim Bryson (Ottawa) - View artist website

Pre-Show (1:00 pm to 3:00 pm) 
6. Taylor Knox (Toronto) - View artist website
7. Jérémie Albino (PEC) - View artist website
Doors Open - 1:00 pm

ALL DAY! - Between set DJ music curated by Stories Behind The Songs



  • Children under 12 accompanied by an adult are free! 
  • Please note there is an additional parking fee per vehicle of $13 to get into the Provincial Park.  Come early and spend the morning on the beach to make the most of your day!
  • $1 from every ticket will go the Friends of Sandbanks to support upkeep and development of the delicate park ecosystem.
  • Advance tickets are non-refundable. This is a rain or shine event.
  • Your advance e-tickets will be delivered via email and you can print out to provide at the gate on September 17, 2016.  All e-tickets display a unique QR code which we will use to scan at the gate.


NOTE - Advance Sandbanks Music Festival tickets are also available locally at Books & Company (289 Main Street) for $30+HST (cash or cheque only), or in Toronto at Soundscapes (572 College Street) also for $30+HST (cash only). Stop by and say hello!

Contact if you have questions about tickets.


Music Sampler

by Sandbanks Music Festival 2016


You've got to camp!  Sandbanks Provincial Park has the best beach, the smoothest sand and the best camping in Ontario! This festival provides a completely unique opportunity for festival-goers to enjoy the beach/show/art/food and then walk right to their very own campsite!  

This event could only be held at Sandbanks Park because we love it so much, and we know you will too.  Booking a campsite is easy as going right here and reserving online.  Make your experience at the festival something to remember by camping right at the park!  The weather will still be nice and warm in September and there will be camping sites available.  Book your campsite using this link today!

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Learn all about Sandbanks right here!

FULL ACCOMMODATION OVERVIEWClick here for our full overview of great places to stay in and around Sandbanks Provincial Park.



Get ready for great food at Sandbanks Music Festival.  Local food vendors will be onsite including Drake Devonshire BBQ, Picnic Food Truck, Slow Taco, Slab Creek Pie Wood-Fired Pizza, The Shore Oysters, Lemonade Dave, The Pink Lunch Pail and more!

The Sandbanks Music Festival event area is licensed for sampling local wine from Karlo Estates, local cider from County Cider and Empire Cider, along with draft beer from Beaus.  

Free Kids Programming

We'll have kids programming going all day long!

We want Sandbanks Music Festival to be a great time for all, and you know kids are the best part of an exciting time, anytime!  We've got a whole collection of unique kids programming that will not just keep it fun for young people, but enrich the experience for everyone on September 17.  

The Kids Tent will be sponsored by our good friends at The County.  Here's what we have lined up:

1. Rock and Roll Costumes - Kids will get a chance to create their own rock and roll costumes working with our textile artist Krista Dalby!   All junior artistes will get to keep their creations as a momento of their time on the beach at Sandbanks Music Festival!

2. Art Face Painting - Face painting is real art, and we will bring in a real artist to do it! We're not just talking about cute cat faces, but real one-of-a-kind temporary masterpieces that the kids will love.  This walking art will make put a smile on the face of everyone and the whole place will sparkle even more than it already does with the crystal clear water of Sandbanks beach right nearby!  

3. Murals - All day long, we'll be working with the kids to create a collection of four large murals that will be hung on the sides of the stage.  Talk about a great way to create an unique artistic collaboration that everyone will get to enjoy. 


Art on stage

Learn more about the Art On Stage Conceptual Sketch and work in progress by Suendrini for Sandbanks Music Festival 2016.


Twitter: @ArtfulWaste 

Original, handcrafted up cycled textile art returns to Sandbanks Music Festival!   

Off the heels of receiving the Helen Gregor Award as part of Craft Ontario’s 40th Anniversary, Suendrini once again brings her eco-friendly spotlight as part of her on-going body of work, Artful Waste, to the environmental concerns of climate change. 

Sandbanks Music Festival 2016’s art on stage is inspired by Japanese artist of the Edo period, Katsushika Hokusai’s iconic pieces on Water. This year Suendrini is creating a five-piece customized art installation, titled, “Blue” that brings awareness to the powerful subject matter.

For instance, the projections in the The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Environmental Outlook to 2050, suggest that freshwater availability will be strained unless new policies, awareness building and actions are taken to improve the current outlook.


Art On Stage 2016

County Pop 2016

Photo of Ron Sexsmith by Michael Lindon

Stage art installation, "Ode To Prince and Green For All

 30 April 2016

Art On Stage 2015

Sandbanks New Waves 2015

Photo of Sarah Harmer by Suendrini

Up cycled textile landscape art, "Secret Beach, Prince Edward Countyon stage

 19 September 2015

About Us

The Sandbanks Music Festival is presented by a small team of local music lovers, lead by's Dave Ullrich.   Living part-time in Milford, Dave paid his rock and roll duty touring Canada and the world as half of the 90's duo The Inbreds, learning about what makes a great music festival.  He also runs the Canadian online digital music store, which celebrated its 10-year anniversary by presenting the Sandbanks New Waves festival in 2014, with a second event featuring Sarah Harmer in 2015. Zunior also presented the 2016 County Pop Music Festival at the Crystal Palace in downtown Picton, with a follow-up event happening on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

The Sandbanks Music Festival team includes logistical leadership from Lori Farrington of the Prince Edward Learning Centre, operational ownership from Emily Cowan Sanderson of Quench Creative and strategic supervision from Helen Hawketts of County Cupboard.

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