Alysha Brilla, Five Alarm Funk, Weak Size Fish among the first artists announced for this year’s festival.
Feels Good Folly Fest have spilled the beans on the first round of performers planned for the 2017 event, which takes place June 23-25 at the Gagetown Fair Grounds in Gagetown, NB.
This year will see Toronto’s Alysha Brilla and Halifax’s Lindsay Misner & The 7th Mystic join with reunited one-time festival regulars Weak Size Fish and returning headline performers, Five Alarm Funk, along with a wealth of acts from around the Maritimes.
Brilla, a two-time Juno Award nominee, has been called “the next Amy Winehouse” by Music Vice Magazine. Her latest album, Human, deals heavily with themes of cultural diversity, gender equality and inclusivity and has been getting a hefty amount of airplay from CBC and campus radio stations nationwide.
Along with long-time festival favourites Gordon Gets Lost, After Funk and The Sticky Bandits, organizers will also welcome Dylan Menzie, Nebullama and Joyful Noise to the stage over the three day event.
“Folly Fest has always been planned with local in mind,” said organizer Paul McAllister. “We try to source 80% of all vendor food locally, focus on local visual artists, and of course try to program as much of the Maritime community into the fest as possible. We’re exceedingly lucky here on the East Coast to have such a wealth of talented individuals to work with. I’m thinking it must be something in the water? Either way, it makes programming the line up each year an absolute treat!”
Feels Good Folly Fest brings three days of music, camping, art and good cheer to the sleepy village of Gagetown, New Brunswick and is one of the province’s most popular outdoor summer festivals.