Evolve 2016 (Victor Szymanski/The East)

Evolve Festival Announces 2017 Headliners & Upgrades

Evolve, arguably the preeminent music festival in the Maritimes, made a big change after moving from Antigonish, Nova Scotia to Beersville, New Brunswick. It meant taking a risk, but at the same time there are certain benefits to starting from scratch. Today they’ve announced a surprise headliner, and a handful of improvements they’ve made to their new home.

Evolve’s organizers have worked hard in recent years to advocate for festival safety, making difficult decisions to ensure the wellbeing of their patrons. This year Evolve Festival  have doubled the amount of paramedics, increased the amount of free water points, and constructed fencing equipped with new signage and infographics designed to provide helpful information. The festival has invested over $500,000 into the new site, including upgrades to the camping section, on-site showers, and additional lighting.

“With our biggest lineup to date, we are preparing to welcome more people than ever this year,” says Jonas Colter, Evolve Festival’s Executive Director. “We have been working diligently with professionals to both improve the grounds, which we consider to be the very best New Brunswick has to offer, and our internal processes to ensure a safe and seamless experience for our attendees. Evolve truly is evolving!”

Today they’ve also announced the addition of Sam Roberts to the line-up. So here’s everything we know so far:

Sam Roberts
Xavier Rudd
Arrested Development
Too Many Zoos
Rich Aucoin
Zeke Beats
DJ Shub
Radio Radio
Wet Paint
Les Paiens
T. Thomason
Transatlantic Zodiac Ensemble
The Hypochondiacs
Stephen Lewis & The Big Band Of Fun
East Coast Love Story

The festival will also feature performance from REZZ,  Black Tiger Sex Machine, BROS, BRODNCE, Wobble Wallah, KhEv, Skeemer, AWAL, Chuurch, Nebullama, Flinch, Stranger, and Worthy.

This year the festival will also be introducing day passes, allowing patrons the option of selecting individual days to attend. Patrons have the option to purchase passes for the Friday ($95), Saturday ($95), or Sunday ($60). These passes also include a night of camping and parking, are on sale now and are available to purchase HERE.

Evolve Festival takes place from July 13-16, 2017 in Beersville  outside of Moncton.