SONiC Field Day is fast approaching! But as fun as music festivals can be, the costs can add up. Regardless of your budget, we have a way for you to get the most out of SONiC Field Day.

Some things to know first, to avoid getting frazzled:

  • NO outside food or drink is permitted.
  • Regardless of your mode of transportation, there is no parking at Victoria Park. Plan ahead!
  • Uber drop off will be permitted, exact drop off location to come.
  • City Park N’ Ride will be available for the festival, exact details to come.

SO WHAT’S YOUR BUDGET?

ZERO DOLLARS

Yes, you can do the fest for FREE! If you don’t mind putting in some work. You can volunteer at the festival and still catch your favourite bands. Volunteers can sign up HERE or you can enter to win tickets over HERE.


CHEAP: Under $100

If you don’t mind being frugal, you can easily enjoy a day of music for under $100.

  1. General Admission ticket: $69.50(+s/c) = $8.70 per band!
  2. Transportation: Park N’ Ride. = $3.25 one way
  3. Bring in your own water bottle to use at water stations = FREE
  4. Any possible vendor handouts you can snag = FREE
  5. Sleep in your own bed = FREE
  6. Bring cash with you and avoid ATM lines and fees!

TOTAL POSSIBLE FESTIVAL COST: $76.00


MID-LEVEL BALLER: Less than $200

If you have a few extra nickels to rub together, or just require shorter bathroom lines, enjoy a day in the sun like this:

  1. VIP ticket (includes premium viewing area, a separate bar, exclusive food vendors and private washrooms.) = $102.9(+s/c) = $12.90 per band!
  2. Transportation: Uber = begins at $5
  3. Private room for two at HI Edmonton Hostel = $40
  4. Food and drink money = $50 (or hit up Franks For Listening in VIP for a free dog and snack!)

TOTAL POSSIBLE FESTIVAL COST: $197.90


SPLURGE AND MAKE IT RAIN, FOOL: $500 or more

It’s your weekend, so TREAT YOURSELF.

  1. VIP ticket: $102.90(+s/c) = $12.90 per band!
  2. Transportation: Limo for 3-4 people = $99/hour
  3. Room for two at The Sutton Place = $198/night 
  4. Food and drink money = $100

TOTAL POSSIBLE FESTIVAL COST: $499.90


KARDASHIAN LEVEL: $10,000+

Because you’re GLAMOROUS.

  1. VIP ticket: $102.90(+s/c) = $12.90 per band!
  2. Transportation: Edmonton Regional Helicopter Rides: $861 each way = $1,722
  3. Room for two at the Fairmont Hotel McDonald = $239/night 
  4. Personal assistant/festival sherpa: $40/hour x 9 hours = $360
  5. Portable toilet = $1,899.99
  6. Palm fan person = $500 for the day
  7. Green onion cake feeder = $400 for the day 
  8. Personal patio set = $899
  9. Photographer/paparazzi (10 hour package) = $5,980
  10. Shoulder Holder Guy Layne Mitchell to hold you above the crowd = $300/per song
  11. Entourage: $100/per homie plus the price of admission = $202.90/per homie
  12. Solid gold fannie pack = Priceless

TOTAL POSSIBLE FESTIVAL COST: $12,605.79


Get your festival passes HERE!

Questions? Get ’em answered HERE.

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