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Tickets On Sale Now

Arts on the Fly's 2019 festival is set to go, July 12 and 13 in beautiful downtown Horsefly BC! Online tickets are now closed! Tickets are available at The Bean Counter, Red Shreds, and the Open Book in Williams Lake, and Clarke's General Store in Horsefly, or at the gates. Free camping is available on site; no reservation required. Online tickets are will-call only! Simply bring the PayPal confirmation email sent to you upon purchase, along with photo ID to the festival gates. Kids 12 and under are free. Passes for youth (age 13-18) and seniors (65 and over) are available at a discounted rate. Guests under 19 must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs (except service animals) or smoking on festival grounds.


Featured Artists
Full lineup

The Sadies
Friday and Saturday

The Sadies are a Canadian rock and roll / country and western band from Toronto, Ontario. The band consists of Dallas Good, Travis Good, Sean Dean and Mike Belitsky. In addition to their own recordings, the Sadies often collaborate with other artists, such as Blue Rodeo, Jon Langford, Gord Downie, Andre Williams (on the 1999 country-influenced Red Dirt and the 2012 release entitled "Night and Day"), Neil Young (track "This Wheel's On Fire" on the album "Garth Hudson Presents A Canadian Celebration Of The Band") and have recorded, written and toured extensively as backing band for singer Neko Case.


Barney Bentall
Saturday Only

Barnard Franklin "Barney" Bentall (born March 1956 in Toronto) is a Canadian pop/rock singer-songwriter who is most well known for his band, Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts. Their most successful Canadian singles included "Something to Live For", "Life Could Be Worse", "Crime Against Love" and "Come Back to Me".


Pharis and Jason Romero
Friday and Saturday

Horsefly's own Juno Award winning duo will be joined by an all-star assortment of friends as they return to their hometown festival stage.


2019 Lineup
Arts on the Fly's 2019 roster includes:
The Sadies | Barney Bentall | Pharis and Jason Romero | Tonye Aganaba | Ganges Delta | Bad Hoo | Annie Lou | Steve Brockley | Richard Inman | Viper Central | Andrew Phelan | Kitty and the Rooster | Ora Cogan | Jenny Banai | Cassidy Waring | Dańse | Cole Patenaude band | Blocktreat | Naomi Shore | Interstellar Jays | Newtronbomb | Athabasca Barnburner | Lyle Bats | Wolf and the Raven | Torsten Müller | David J Harder | Ben Lamb-Yorski | Aria MacInnis | M.Lund | and more.


New Improved Camping

We are excited to announce that we've expanded our camping to include a new dedicated zone for parking and RV camping, giving everyone more room to stretch out and make themselves at home. For Arts on the Fly 2019, RV and overnight car parking will be in the spawning channel fields, behind the river campground. RVs can rest comfortably in the dappled sunlight of the cottonwood trees, accessible by the first turnoff on the right hand side after the river campground road. Follow the signs and our parking attendants will help you find a spot. The river campground will be used exclusively for tent camping. This will minimize the effects of car traffic in the river zone, and ultimately give everybody a better chance to lock down a primo camp spot. Thanks so much to the Horsefly River Roundtable, DFO, and Interior Roads for helping us ensure that there's room for everyone and that the incredible ecosystems around the Horsefly River are well respected and loved. This is a very special place and we all need to take care of it! Both the river tent campground and the spawning channel RV campground will have dedicated "quiet" and "night owl" sections, to further ensure that all are comfortable.


Get Involved

Applications to join our famous vendor market are open now. If you are interested in vending at Arts on the Fly 2019, fill out an application here.

Volunteer at Arts on the Fly! It's a great way to meet new people and save a few bucks. Volunteers get a free pass to the festival, free camping pass, and a fun glimpse into the inner workings of our little festival. Fill out the form here.

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