It was Holy Smokes’ first time attending Song and Surf, Vancouver Island's hidden winter music festival. Set in the picturesque coastal town of Port Renfrew, the 3-day event incorporates multiple indoor venues and a nightly acoustic sunset show on the beach by the fire. After having experienced its bigger sister festival Tall Tree - whose grounds lie just across the bridge from the Song and Surf site - we were drawn to see what this festival had to offer long before the line up was released. We had a blast. The festival offers a much-needed escape from the city and the monotony of winter. The music is just one element. The allure is in the scenery, the intimacy, and the sense of family. The weather doesn’t matter, rain or shine it only enhances the overall experience. We’ll be back next year.
A big thank you to everyone who made Song and Surf such an amazing experience for us here at HOLY SMOKES. The atmosphere blew us away and there were an abundance of good times had that weekend. See you next year!