Incredible sound paired with rustic hoppy notes and a delicious bouquet.
At Wapiti we feature the best BC craft beer. On tap, you will find a variety of Fernie Brewing Company brews served by our helpful beer tent volunteers. Ice cold and served in a reusable metal beer cup (if you choose to purchase the reusable souvenir cup, it’s totally optional, but it’s super rad).
Fernie Brewing Co:
“At our award-winning brewery, we take no shortcuts. We use premium 2-row barley malt and European Hops. We let our Ales age to perfection. We use no fillers, adjuncts or preservatives. The result is delicious & refreshing brews.
Whether flavoured with local delicacies or Canadian favourites, our specialty brews are the creativity of many minds that have been exposed to an excessive amount of mind-clearing mountain air. Be warned, the result can be dangerously delicious… ”
– exert from the FBC Website
While you are music festivaling around the site at Wapiti, wouldn’t it be nice if you could lay on the blanket with your significant other or dance up front with your friends?
Well at Wapiti you can!
We allow beer, wine, and ice cold cider to roam free around the site until 9 pm. After 9 pm alcoholic beverages must be consumed within the beer tent gates.
Check out our beer tent vendors:
Fernie Brewing Co
What is “Indie” music anyway?
At Wapiti, we love to describe our style as “Indie music”.
But what the heck does that mean anyway? What is Indie music?
Well, historically Indie artists were the “anti-mainstream” artists in the music industry. People (like us) wanted something new and fresh and not manufactured sounding. This is where mavens came to flourish and soon trend spotters would mimic their style. Over time, naturally, the mainstreamers picked up on this trend and tried to make this Indie spirit – mainstream. And in some circles, yes, some Indie had “sold out to the man”.
But really, the true spirit of Indie lived on and is alive and well among many Canadian artists. An Indie artist crafts their sound and style to what they feel is right for them. They are the organic side of the music industry.
Indie music can be jazz, rock, electronic, etc. etc.
So, with that all in mind you can see how we at Wapiti came to the conclusion that when collecting a line-up to present to Fernie and its visitors, Indie music was a no-brainer. Indie music is where it’s at! Fernie itself is a very organic experience; Indie music to Fernie is like a fine red wine to a grass-fed free-range beef steak.
Wapiti scouts for the best Indie music in Canada and brings it to Fernie every August. We love to say “catch the next Arcade Fire here!” – artists that are about to really break out!