FAQs

How does this festival work?

Springtide Music Festival is a collection of live music shows happening in 17 small downtown venues – restaurants, bars, shops and a brewery beer garden. Come downtown, get your wristband on and explore the festival map. Then, find a show you’d like to see and head in to that venue. Enjoy and repeat as often as you like, all festival long!

What does the wristband get you?

Buying a Springtide Music Festival wristband grants you entry to any of our venues all over downtown Uxbridge, provided that venue is not full. Admission is on a first come, first served basis. The Friday wristband gets you free entry into all shows on Friday, and the Saturday wristband gets you into shows on Saturday.

How do I get a wristband?

If you have purchased your tickets ahead of time, you can exchange these for wristbands at the Springtide Music Festival Hub, as of 10 am on Friday, October 16th, located at 88 Brock Street West. Tickets can also be exchanged for wristbands at The Second Wedge Brewing Co. at 14 Victoria Street during festival hours only.

What happens if I can’t get into a venue?

Once a venue fills up, it can’t legally bring in more festival goers until some people leave. You may choose to wait till someone moves on, or maybe you’ll discover great music at one of the other venues! In addition to our wristband-only venues, we will have ungated venues as well as acoustic pop-up sets in several downtown locations. There’s plenty of live music to go around, plus a downtown full of unique shops and restaurants to explore!

How far apart are the venues?

This is the best part of Springtide! From one end of the festival map to the other, it’s only a short 750 metre stroll along our main, historic downtown street.

When does my favourite band play?

We will post the schedule here on our site soon, and share it on social media as well. Printed copies of the full schedule with a venue map will be available at the Festival Ticket Hub, the Uxbridge Tourism Trailer, and all downtown venues.

What is the Youth Stage?

The Youth Stage showcases talented songwriters and bands ages 18 and under, to inspire audiences of all ages. We have an amazing lineup of young musicians from the Uxbridge area, Durham Region, and the wider GTA. You can get into this venue with a festival wristband, or pay a reduced rate at the door. Only the Youth Stage has a reduced rate at the door! All other gated venues require a wristband.

What is the Interview Stage?

The Interview Stage is an interactive and intimate series of conversations and collaborations with musicians performing at the festival.  This is a wristband-only event. 

Can I bring my dog?

While some venues are dog-friendly on an ordinary day, we strongly recommend you leave pooch at home when attending the festival. The majority of festival shows happen inside venues where dogs can’t enter.

Can I bring my kids?

Kids are welcome in all festival venues including licensed restaurants and The Second Wedge Brewing Co., with the exception of the licensed lower level of Wixan’s Bridge. Kids 12 and under can attend festival shows free of charge, and must be accompanied by adults.

Where can I park?

Please see http://discoveruxbridge.ca/plan/parking/ for a map of parking lots on and near Brock Street. The lot at Firebridge Fireplaces (168 Brock St. W.) has free overflow parking available.

What are my food options?

Several of our festival venues are restaurants and the entire festival strip is our historic downtown business area, so you’re never far from something delicious to eat! At the outdoor mainstage, local restaurants and cafés will be serving up snacks. Want to find out more? Here’s a list of businesses serving food and drink in the Uxbridge BIA area: http://uxbridgebia.com/site/find-businesses/food-and-drink

Where can I find more information about Uxbridge, Ontario?

More information about Uxbridge can be found on the Discover Uxbridge Website, or take a moment to stop by the Uxbridge Tourism Trailer on The Second Wedge Brewing Co. grounds to say hello during festival hours!

Where can I stay overnight?

You’ll find a good selection of local Airbnb rentals at https://www.airbnb.ca/s/Uxbridge–Ontario/.