Evolve music festival concerns some in Beersville, pleases others
3-day festival planned for July on rural farm property
Some music fans say the move of the Evolve Festival from Antigonish to a rural property in Kent County is Nova Scotia's loss and New Brunswick's gain.
But some people who live near the new location aren't looking forward to it.
The new site of the festival is a farm near Beersville, about 45 minutes from Moncton, and the scheduled dates are July 8 - 10.
Two families that live in the area spoke to CBC, but did not want to be identified.
Another said he could sometimes overhear the lawn mower on that land, and that the music will be much worse.
But the previous owner of the land, Rachel Jenkins, is excited for the festival to happen in the area.
"It's going to offer all sorts of opportunities for the local community, for Kent County," said Jenkins. "It's a beautiful place to have a festival. We used to hold the Green Festival here so it's been used in the past."
She believes the event should not bother anyone.
Jenkins sold the land to the executive producer of the Evolve festival, Jonas Colter, who is from New Brunswick.
Colter had found the property on Kijiji, after he was forced to look for other options when the municipality of Antigonish revoked his events license.
The decision was made after Colter was unable to provide the municipality with a medical plan on deadline.
Even though the organizers of Evolve have announced the Beersville location as its venue, the province's environment and local government department said it has yet to receive an application for a permit.