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Tips and FYIs for Kelowna’s Rock the Lake festival

Trooper is one of the headliners at the first annual Rock the Lake Festival in Kelowna this summer.
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July 13, 2016 - 4:40 PM

KELOWNA - As we are all counting down the days on our road to rock, attempting to squeeze into our leather pants and packing extra hairspray, here are a few tips and some highlights that you should know.

Entrance Policy

If you have not picked up your Rock the Lake ticket, please head to the box office at Prospera Place to do so.

All patrons must have a wrist band to enter the event. Once the wristband is on DO NOT take it off

Wristbands will be coloured to indicate which day you have access to or if you have a weekend pass.

The 3 Day wristbands have been designed to be waterproof, sweat proof and teenage rage proof so they will last the weekend!

Tickets should be exchanged for wristbands PRIOR to the event

All patrons MUST be present at the time of ticket redemption to receive a wrist band (no wrist bands will be given out that are not affixed)

Wristbands are available at Prospera Place (see on-site signage for details)

- Wednesday August 10th - 9:30 to 17:30

- Thursday August 11th - 9:30 to 17:30

- Friday August 12th - 9:30 to 21:00

- Saturday August 13th - 10:00 to 21:00


Transportation and Parking

There will be limited parking on site! Yes, even for the boys in the bright white sports cars.

Parking on-site will be first come first serve and $20.00 per day with no overnight parking.

This link link provides additional parking options for downtown Kelowna:

Be responsible! Get home safe to raise a little hell another day!



The entire site is non-smoking including vaporizers.

There is no outside food or drink allowed. However, if you bring in an EMPTY plastic water bottle, there will be water stations that you can use to fill them up!

Alcohol will be served, two pieces of Government issued ID will be necessary to purchase and or consume alcohol. Alcohol service is limited to two drinks per person per transaction.

This event is BYOC – bring your own chair! If you would like to leave your chair at the venue overnight, there will be a ‘chair check’ option for an additional fee.

The GA Floor (see map) is for those who are lovin’ every minute of it and want to turn it loud! No chairs will be allowed here.

Prospera Place will be open so you can cool off and use the washrooms or visit the concession inside.

Visit the following link for Prospera Place general policies.

For more information on festival policies click here.

Rock the Lake merchandise is available at our online store or during festival hours at the merchandise tent.

Festival Schedule 



5:00pm - Gates Open

6:00 – 7:00pm Kick Ax

7:15 – 8:15pm Prism

8:30 – 10:00pm Loverboy


2:30pm Gates Open

3:30 – 4:30pm Jerry Doucette

5:00 – 6:15pm Lee Aaron

6:40 – 8:00pm Harlequin

8:30 – 10:00pm Streetheart



2:30pm Gates Open

3:30 – 4:30pm Nick Gilder & Sweeney Todd

5:00 – 6:15pm Saga

6:40 – 8:00pm Head Pins

8:30 – 10:00pm Trooper


Rock the Lake VIP Upgrade Experience

For all those spaceship superstars, we have VIP Packages available.

  • Guaranteed daily parking
  • Complimentary VIP Chair check
  • Complimentary sun tan lotion
  • Rock the lake t-shirt
  • Free non-alcoholic pre-show beverages
  • Free pre-show appetizers
  • Your chance for a private meet and greet
  • Early entrance (30 min before doors) VIP only washroom facilities
  • Private VIP Tented area
  • Private VIP Entrance
  • Private beverage service
  • $25.00 free slot play courtesy of Lake City Casino

Price: $300* per person. VIP Packages can be purchased through, at the Select Your Tickets box office or over the phone at (250) 762-5050. VIP packages will be made available at the VIP entrance. * Limited amount available, must have already purchased an all event pass


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