Moncton’s Mud City Meltdown has recently confirmed that the festival headliner will be none other than Headstones. The acclaimed hard rockers will be headlining the festival’s main stage in Riverfront Park for the show on Friday, July 28th, which will also feature The Monoxides, Gold City Ashes, and recent ECMA winners Like A Motorcycle.
When announcing Mud City Meltdown’s headliner, festival coordinator Xavier Léger proclaimed, “This is another big win for the festival and for Moncton.”
It’s clear why. Headstones haven’t played a show in the Maritimes for far too long, but their show at Mud City will mark an end to this musical drought as part of a series of concerts in promotion of their new album, ‘Little Army,’ dropping June 2nd.
This is a significant concert for both the band and fans alike, with Headstones frontman Hugh Dillon even adding “We’re excited to have the opportunity to get back to the East Coast… we couldn’t think of a better way to do it, than with Mud City Meltdown.”
The festival promises not only some incredible shows, but also an impressive diversity in its selections. With acts in both French and English, music of all genres, and some family-oriented all-ages shows, there’s bound to be something for everyone.
In addition to The Headstones, Mud City Meltdown will feature numerous other talented Canadian acts from a broad musical spectrum, including Les Païens, The Galpines, and Iron Giant, whose original lineup will be playing together for the first time in ten years.
Les Hay Babies
Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire
The Olympic Symphonium
Marc à Paul à Jos
Gold City Ashes
The festival will also feature performances by The Squirts, Amateur Trahan, Scotty And The Stars, Billy Knowles, and Like A Motorcycle.
Mud City Meltdown will be running from July 25th to 30th, featuring concerts, panels, workshops, and free community events. On top of numerous local sponsors, Mud City Meltdown is also a beneficiary of the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, with the festival being considered an important cultural event as part of Moncton’s celebrations.