2016 Evolve Festival Media Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Eastern Canada’s alternative summer festival moves to permanet new location 30 mins North of Moncton and presents impressive line up featuring headline sets by Danny Brown, Dub/FX & Keys N Krates, plus hundreds more
Evolve Music & Awareness Festival
July 7-10, 2016
Beersville, New Brunswick, Canada
Evolve 2016 headliners: Danny Brown, Dub/FX, Keys N Krates, Goldfish, Freestylers, Skratch Bastid, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Featurecast, Calliope Musicals, Chuurch, SkiiTour, J Paul Getto, Slowcoaster, Scientist of Sound, Dub Kartel and so many more!
See the full list of 2016 Evolve Festival performers HERE
From its humble beginnings in 2000 as an intimate grassroots gathering, to one of the most distinguished Festivals in Canada, Evolve Music and Awareness Festival marks its 17th year with a big change of scenery with the site move from Antigonish, Nova Scotia to beautiful Beersville, New Brunswick.
Producer Jonas Colter says that he and his team are wrapping up the final landscaping and building of unique stage structures at the new 500 acre organic farm location. “Moving to Beersville is really exciting,” he says, “We’re aiming to do more than simply recreate the unique festival experience we developed over the many years in Antigonish, we plan to make it bigger and better than ever.”
The new site located approx 35 minutes from Moncton, New Brunswick is expected to create a $1.2 million economic impact to the Kent County area as approximately 3,000+ attendees plus a large volunteer, security and medical staff will be spending between 2 and 5 days in the area. According to a 2010 Nova Scotia report the overall economic impact of the Evolve Festival is estimated to be approximately $1.8 million to the province with similar projections expected for New Brunswick.
With the release of the most ambitious lineup yet, Evolve presents a stunning array of sound from worldbeat, hiphop, and electronica, to folk and roots-rock. Evolve offers music fans everything from their annual favourites to mind-blowing new discoveries. It will feature some of the most exciting acts representing a wide range of musical styles from Canada and around the world, while staying true to its mandate of supporting Eastern Canadian artists.
Detroit’s acclaimed hip-hop star Danny Brown, hot off the release of a new single “When It Rain,” was recently named “Best New Track” by Pitchfork, is ready to raise the bar at the new Evolve mainstage.
Australian beatboxer & looping artist Dub FX makes his triumphant return, on the cusp of the release of his new album “Thinking Clear.” and world tour.
Toronto based electronic ‘trap’ band Keys N Krates, now a Evolve mainstay, continue to play at some of the world’s largest Music Festivals including Bonaroo and just reached an impressive million plays on SoundCloud.of their new Midnite Mass EP.
The highlight of last years’ fest, Austin Texas’ Calliope Musicals who returns with their own unique brand of psychedelic party folk, Electronic outfits Goldfish (South Africa) , Black Tiger Sex Machine (Montreal), Skii Tour (Whister,) and Chuurch (Calgary) gear up to party for the very first time. Evolve veterans Skartch Bastid, Slowcoaster, Scientist of Sound, and Dub Kartel will also be there to keep the festival family vibe alive and strong, all weekend long.
On top of of being a world class music festival, Evolve is an immersive experience where attendees can savour camping in a gorgeously scenic location and nourish their mind, body and soul with delicious food, crafts, sustainable living skills and knowledge, the healing arts, and more. Thousands of people will return to this beloved festival, joined by thousands of first-time attendees drawn by the festival’s remarkable ability to both entertain and inspire. With the help of a community receptive to sustainability in action, coupled with a festival that’s sincere in its efforts for a green future, Evolve has been dubbed “Canada’s greenest festival”! Since its inception, Evolve has shown that it is possible host a fun outdoor music festival, while at the same time championing causes, highlighting environmental issues, and inspiring changing behavior.
$185 + $4.50 Services Fees for July 8-10 Weekend Pass
Buy online or at Ticketpro locations throughout Atlantic Canada
Complete ticketing info
Advance weekend passes include admission to all performances, parking, camping.
* Thursday July 7th access NOT included (Additional $30 at the gate)
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Evolve in the Press:
Evolve Festival racing to ready site for July 8 opening
DJ excited for Evolve’s change of scenery – Chronicle Herald
Evolve leaving Antigonish is bad for business, says Robotnik CEO – CBC Nova Scotia
Evolve Festival leaves Antigonish for Beersville, N.B – CBC Nova Scotia