JUNO nominee Ria Mae, indie folk favourites The Wooden Sky and Maritime hero Matt Minglewood lead an all-star line-up for the 10th annual Larlee Creek Hullabaloo.
(Perth-Andover, NB) Larlee Creek Hullabaloo is celebrating its 10th birthday with the biggest and best lineup yet! Known as the ‘best little festival in the east’, this stellar five-day music event will feature some of the country’s biggest stars, best live acts, and a bona fide East Coast legend for the 2017 edition taking place August 9 – 13 in Perth-Andover, NB.
There’s no hotter Canadian star right now than Ria Mae, with her hits Gold, Ooh Love and of course, the gold-certified single Clothes Off. She leads an all-star East Coast cast including rising stars Hillsburn, soul sensation Erin Costelo, crazy legs fiddler Gordie Mackeeman and his Rhythm Boys, Christine Campbell, The Hypochondriacs,Pretty Archie, Andrew Waite and The Firm, Morohubu, Kendra Gale and the Gary Sappier Blues Band!
There’s more! Vocal powerhouse roots/gospel-style singers Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar is wowing festival crowds across the country. The highlight of any stage, Red Hot Dog Express will be among the bands not to miss during the Larlee Creek Hullabaloo. Toronto’s Indie folk favourites The Wooden Sky will hit the Hullabaloo stage fresh off festival dates in the U.K., and a U.S. tour as well. And there’s no more beloved Maritime music hero than Matt Minglewood, better and badder than ever, flying high with his new hit Amsterdam.
There’s no better place to be at the height of summer than along the banks of the beautiful St. John River, in Perth-Andover. The main stage shows happen on Friday evening, andSaturday starting at noon. Saturday evening kicks off with the famous Little Hullabaloo, which is a songwriter’s circle with many of the festival stars showing off their acoustic charms. And of course, the night will close with the beloved Big Hullabaloo, the all-star electric jam where anything goes. You never know who’ll show up or what will happen.
The whole village of Perth-Andover becomes one big stage starting on Wednesday. There are free community concerts, the Supper Series at various eateries and such, and the free Picnic in the Park on Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring mini-sets of some of the main stage performers. There are several interactive workshops over the weekend, including Songwriting and Fiddle Basics. Oh, and how about taking a River Cruise on the incredible St. John River, with an on-board concert? There’s also a youth Rock Camp during festival week, hosted by Andrew and Nikki Waite, and a children’s Musical Playground in the main stage area.
“Our audience can expect to see a variety of performances throughout the village of Perth-Andover during festival week including intimate river boat cruises, collaborative workshops and performances, not only on festival grounds, but at local businesses and community spaces. You might even find a few surprises along the way” says Heidi Baird, artistic director of the Larlee Creek Hullabaloo. “We feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to bring such a diverse lineup of artists to our community for the last nine years, and this year will be no exception. We were one of the province’s best kept secrets for a number of years, but the secret is out and we can’t wait to welcome our audience back to Perth-Andover to celebrate 10 years!”
Everything wraps up with another festival highlight, Sunday in the Creek, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. It’s an intimate singer-songwriter showcase at the Larlee Creek Baptist Church, featuring several of the stars of the weekend.
As always, there will be a variety of food and artisan vendors on site, and a licensed area for patrons 19 and over.
2017 Larlee Creek Hullabaloo PASSES AND TICKETS go on sale TOMORROW June 1 at 12 noon AST
Passes and tickets will be available online at www.larleecreekmusic.ca or by calling 1-877-778-7271. Individual event tickets range in price from $20.00 – $65.00 (including tax and surcharge).
There are a LIMITED number of early bird weekend passes available for $65 (including tax and surcharge). These pass holders will receive entry to all events on festival grounds and will also be treated to an EXCLUSIVE show by Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar on Thursday, August 10, beginning at 8 p.m.
Campsites are not included in the ticket price, but can be booked by calling Baird’s Campground, right beside the festival site, at (506) 273-3080. First come, first serve.
Larlee Creek Hullabaloo Media Release
About the Larlee Creek Hullabaloo:
The Larlee Creek Hullabaloo is a not-for-profit outdoor music festival held annually each August in the Village of Perth-Andover, New Brunswick. Their programming consists primarily of Atlantic Canadian musicians, with a marked spotlight on local and regional artists. In a community where very few live performance venues exist for local and regional artists, where citizens often have to leave the area to access and/or support the arts, the Larlee Creek Hullabaloo is deliberately designed to promote the work of local, regional (NB) and Atlantic Canadian artists. Their program reflects the diverse cultural heritage of their communities as expressed through their artist’s music, writing and artisanship while creating an occasion for our community to be educated, engaged, participate in and support the arts in their community. For more information visit larleecreekmusic.ca or follow Larlee Creek Hullabaloo on Twitter and Instagram @LCHullabaloo or “like” on Facebook. Join the conversation with #LCH2017 #LCH10 #cantwaittohullabaloo.