22 Sep Bass Canyon 2021 Brings the Heat [Event Review]
From August 20-22nd, bass music fans traveled to the beautiful Gorge Amphitheatre in Quincy, Washington. The event was Bass Canyon 2021. It promised fans three days of nonstop heavy-hitting dubstep. There was plenty of headbanging and kandi trading at Bass Canyon, but that’s not what made the event so special.
Hosted by bass music legend Excision, AKA Jeff Abel, fans expected a killer lineup and stellar production, and Bass Canyon 2021 delivered on all fronts. Click here to learn more about Excision’s other festival, Lost Lands.
Doors opened on Friday with artists like Champagne Drip, Kompany B2B Calcium, and Sullivan King B2B Kai Wachi on deck at the main stage. Inzo and Nurko kept the party going at the hilltop stage.
The smaller stages, local and hilltop, delivered a more intimate party experience, but it wasn’t just the main stage lineup that kept people flocking to the biggest stage.
The views at the Gorge Amphitheatre rival those at Red Rocks. There are no words that can describe how special it is to walk through the festival’s gates, hike up a huge hill, and arrive at scenic views of the Columbia River Gorge.
In front of the main stage is the pit, where bass-obsessed fans can headbang until the music stops at 1 am, but there’s plenty of room on the grass to sit, chill, and have a photo session.
The Festival Experience
With artists like Liquid Stranger, Svdden Death, and, of course, Excision B2B Illenium bringing their talent to the main stage, it’s no wonder the crowds spilled out past the grass close to the vendors. Each night once the amphitheater emptied, anyone who still wanted to dance the night away until the sunrise headed to the silent disco in the campgrounds. Music played until five in the morning.
Like with any large festival, there are always some headaches. The food choices are overpriced and underwhelming. The line to get into the campgrounds was about four hours long.
The lines for showers were something else entirely. It can’t all be perfect. With a lineup as insane as it was, amazing people from all over the country, and a gorgeous venue, I and thousands of others will continue to go back to Bass Canyon year after year. It was all worth it.