Bass Coast, the annual music and art festival held in Merritt, British Columbia, has announced its theme for the 2020 is “Future Deco.”

In a nod to the art deco aesthetic of the 1920s as well as the potential of the century that lies ahead, the annual Bass Coast festival has announced that its theme for this year is “Future Deco.”

The festival, which was founded by Andrea Graham and Liz Thomson, is celebrating its 12th season this year and will be held July 10-13, 2020, in Merritt, British Columbia. The line-up includes internationally recognized DJs Justin Martin, Ben UFO and Claude VonStroke among others.

The company says its yearly theme enacts a creative direction for the festival’s decor, interactive art installations and invites participants to express their own interpretation of the theme through fashion, digital idea sharing and a wide range of participation.

In a recently issued release, Bass Coast says this year’s manifesto is the following: “Future Deco is a vision in which the beauty of the past weaves into an unfolding future. Hold hands between time and take creative responsibility as the architects of tomorrow. As much human as machine. As much future as past.”

Bass Coast is a curated boutique music and art festival that takes place over three days every July. According to DJ Mag it is one of the best festivals in North America. “With its focus on art, well-being and, of course, bass-heavy beats, Canadian getaway Bass Coast claims this year’s Best Boutique Festival crown,” it wrote in a 2019 issue.

Last year the organizers decided to freeze its attendance numbers, which means 6,500 people at most will take part in the music and art festival this July. Tickets are still available for the festival and more information can be found at

For more about Bass Coast, read our online article about the best festivals in North America.