“Happy Ness” Ness Creek Weekend


We left Saskatoon at noon for a music filled weekend at Ness Creek. Driving north for three hours, we made a quick stop for ice, and finally arrived.


A queue of cars and trucks were waiting there for us; we slowly crept up to the box office to pick up our wrist bands for the weekend, and we were off to find a spot.
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Welcome to the Ness Creek Music Festival

We managed to pick a good one (really we had no choice) with over 4000 people in attendance, we were lucky to find what we did.


Almost every person walking by greeted us with a “Happy Ness” and other friendly salutations.
It was a nice change from a lot of other camping experiences where people sometimes struggle to keep eye contact, or  even say hello.
Ness Creek is an entity unto itself. An energy created by thousands of people coming together annually since 1991. Part music festival, part psychedelic camping experience, all good vibes and friendly faces.
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The very talented Lindi Ortega

Not only can you enjoy camping and live music, but there are also several free workshops you can attend; from bannock making, to reiki, to anti racism workshops. There was also a sweat lodge set up, a drum and sharing circle, and a pow wow that we unfortunately missed.

Our favourite band of the weekend, The Brothers Landreth from Manitoba

Several musicians performed throughout the 4 day festival. A few of our favourites were The Brothers Landreth, Lindi Ortega, and Wagons.


There was also an after hours stage playing music until about 2am for the people still in the mood to party and dance.
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After Hours Stage

The energy at Ness Creek was always upbeat and positive. There were people of all age groups and people felt free to dance wherever they pleased, and there was no violence or aggressive behaviour. That’s our kind of party.
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Happy Ness!!

We loved our time at Ness Creek and would definitely return again!


Thanks so much to Saskatchewan Tourism and Ness Creek Cultural and Recreational Society for providing us with tickets and back stage passes.


Comments To This Entry.
  1. Katie August 6, 2014 Reply

    Looks like so much fun – outdoor concerts just scream summer! As a side note – looks like you’ve updated a few things on your site and it looks great! 🙂

    • Giselle and Cody August 6, 2014 Reply

      Hey Katie,

      yes we did update a few things on our site. Thanks for noticing! We love celebrating anything outdoors. It’s wonderful being in nature. We’re attending the Regina Folk Fest this weekend. Looking forward to seeing Sam Roberts Band!!

  2. Jordyn August 16, 2014 Reply

    I love music festivals that are a lot more chilled out.
    This sounds like a perfect weekend for me and my friends.
    If I ever make it to Saskatchewan I will definitely go to Ness Creek.

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