Paddlefest Announce 2017 Line-Up

It’s officially spring. Along with the chirping  of birds, a growing distrust in groundhogs, and the hope that we might see the return of greener foliage, comes the clockwork arrival of festival announcements. For St Andrew’s it marks the likelihood of hypothermia being downgraded from a promise to a possibility and the annual return of Paddlefest.

Artistic Director, Luke MacDonald say that this year they plan to involve more venues to host over forty different acts across four days. Aside from music the festival will also feature their usual  paddle related events, allowing kayakers and canoers to participate in excursions on the bay.

“We try and program the festival diversely to have something for the many crowds Paddlefest brings out. We are expanding the size of the festival, but at it’s core it’s still a kinda grassroots event, which fits it well and keeps with the down home charm of town,” says MacDonald.

Of course, what everyone comes for is the music, and this year’s festival boasts headliners like Joel Plaskett Emergency, Old Man Luedecke, TUNS, and Les Hay Babies. There will also be a special appearances by New Brunswick legends Grand Theft Bus, and a Paddlefest debut from Ontario’s Terra Lightfoot.

Joel Plaskett Emergency
Old Man Luedecke
Les Hay Babies
Grand Theft Bus
Terra Lightfoot
Les Paiens
Garrett Mason
The Hypochondriacs
Dylan Menzie
Earthbound Trio
Kill Chicago
Owen Steel
The Modern Grass
The Brood
Brent Mason
Willie Straton
Penny Blacks
Ian Janes
Steven MacDougall
Stephen Lewis & The Big Bands Of Fun
David R. Elliott
Lydia Mainville
Jane Blanchard
Ryan Hillier
Salmon Jazz
The Mighty River
The Tortoise, The Hare, & The Millionaire
Sam Salmon & The Grand Manan Bandits

As well as performances by Janowski, The Montgomery Street Band, Kendra Gale, The Galpines, The Dearlies and more…

Paddlefest takes place May 18 – 21, naturally in St Andrews New Brunswick. Tickets are available on the Paddlefest website.