Mon, Jun 17, 2013.
The full line-up for the upcoming Messtival has been announced. One of the Moncton area's favourite summer events, Messtival happens in nearby Anagance, a three-day outdoor concert running from August 9-11 this year. It's the sixth year for the festival, which began back in 2006 as a house party, featuring several indie bands. TBA Collective is the host, and it now happens on a rural property, bringing together lots of great East Coast talent, as well as visiting bands from as far away as Alberta. As with many such festivals, it also features a variety of other fun, such as art events, light shows, laser tag, fire buskers, and swimming and camping on site.
This year sees over three dozen music performances over the three days. As usual, Moncton-area groups get a strong representation, with such faves as Les Paiens, The Divorcees, John Jerome and the Congregation, Lovestorm, Kevin McIntyre, and The Motorleague on board. A favourite of mine, and a former Moncton resident, Jane Ehrhardt is coming in from Quebec. A couple of big festival heroes from Fredericton, Grand Theft Bus and Force Fields will be making the trek as well.
You can find the full lineup, as well as all the info on tickets and such at www.messtival.ca and most importantly, directions to Anagance! Have fun.
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Bob Mersereau has been covering music, and the East Coast Music Scene since 1985 for CBC. He's a veteran scene-maker at the ECMA's, knows where the best shows and right parties are happening, and more importantly, has survived to tell the tales. His weekly East Coast music column is heard on Shift on Radio 1 in New Brunswick each Wednesday at 4'45. He's also the author of two national best-selling books, The Top 100 Canadian Albums (2007) and The Top 100 Canadian Singles (2010).