Larlee Creek Hullabaloo August 8-12, 2018
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. Now in it’s 11th year, their programming consists primarily of Atlantic Canadian musicians, with a marked spotlight on local and regional artists. The festival reflects the diverse cultural heritage of their communities as expressed through their artist’s music, writing and artisanship while creating an occasion for the community to participate in and support the arts right in their backyard.
‘PLAY OUR STAGE’ CONTEST
Are you an emerging artist? Larlee Creek Hullabaloo wants you on their stage! Taking place August 8-12 in Perth Andover, NB, festival organizers are looking to fill a spot on their stage with emerging talent. By submitting an online application, emerging artists will have the chance to play a set at the 11th annual Larlee Creek Hullabaloo.
The contest is now open and musicians have until Monday, July 30, 2018 at 5PM ADT to apply. All applications will be reviewed by the festival’s Programming Committee to ensure they meet eligibility requirements. All eligible entries will be uploaded to Larlee Creek Hullabaloo’s Facebook page and the lucky artist with the most likes will win a spot to play at the festival and join artists like Lisa LeBlanc, The Ghost of Paul Revere, Séan McCann, MonkeyJunk, Còig, Earle & Coffin and more.
Timeline and Details
- From July 23rd to 30th Larlee Creek Hullabaloo (LCH) will be accepting online applications from artists; Entries are limited to solo or duo acoustic performances only;
- Competition is open to emerging artists across Canada; however travel and accommodations are the responsibility of the artist;
- Competition is open to all ages; however parental permission may be required;
- Artist must not have played the Mainstage of LCH festival in the past
- LCH to provide a 20-minute opening set on Thursday, August 10th;
- LCH to provide backline;
- LCH to provide each artist a weekend pass to the festival (excluding off site activities);
- All entries will be reviewed by LCH Programming Committee to ensure they meet eligibility requirements;
- Only those eligible will participate in the competition;
- Deadline to apply is Monday, July 30, 2018 at 5PM ADT;
- Public online voting will take place on LCH’s Facebook page and will run from July 31 to August 3, 2018;
- The winner will be announced Saturday, August 4, 2018
- The winner of ‘Play Our Stage’ will be notified Saturday, August 4, 2018;
- The winner will open for Earle & Coffin on Thursday, August 10, 2018;
- Benefits for the winner include performance opportunity at the festival, promotion on the festival’s social media platforms and artist credentials for the duration of Larlee Creek Hullabaloo.
LISA LEBLANC, GHOST OF PAUL REVERE TO HEADLINE LARLEE CREEK HULLABALOO
11th edition of Larlee Creek Hullabaloo happening Aug. 8 – 12 in Perth-Andover, N.B., along with Còig, MonkeyJunk, Sean McCann, Garrett Mason, Tomato/Tomato and many more!
Tickets on sale FRIDAY at 12 noon
The Larlee Creek Hullabaloo has done it again, with perhaps the strongest lineup in its 11-year history. From start to finish, these are the bands and artists you love, many of them new to the festival, and big favourites for all live music fans.
“The Little Festival That Could” is thrilled to announce that the biggest star on the East Coast, Rosairevillle, N.B.’s Lisa LeBlanc, will make her Hullabaloo debut on Saturday night, Aug. 11. With over 130,000 albums sold, LeBlanc has made her trash-folk, banjo-fired sound a hit across North America and Europe. With songs in French, English, and that wonderful blend called Chiac, LeBlanc is a hit with all audiences.
That’s just the start. Friday night features next-door-neighbours from Maine, Ghost of Paul Revere. Rockin’ it hard on traditional instruments, they are the kings of “holler folk,” and their harmony-filled, foot-stompin’ sound has taken them to major festivals across the continent, plus a gig in January on Conan.
Friday also sees the festival debut of Cape Breton’s Còig, the exciting young trad group that has set the Celtic world on fire. Add to that Juno-winning bluesman Garrett Mason, the jugband joy of Tomato/Tomato, The Gary Sappier Blues Band, and a special Maritime blues trio just for the Hullabaloo, Terry Whelan, Dan Doiron and Kendra Gale.
It keeps going on Saturday, with the hottest blues group in the country, winner of the 2018 Blues Juno, MonkeyJunk. There’s the festival debut of Great Big Sea founder Sean McCann. Fresh off her CBC #1 “Reckless Heart” is P.E.I.’s Rachel Beck. One of the big highlights of the 2017 Hullabaloo was Cape Breton bluegrass/folk act Pretty Archie, so they’ve been invited back to the party. New to the festival is a special showcase called “Indigenous Sounds”, a song circle featuring Gary Sappier, Caleb Johnson, Kelsey Saulis, and Emilio Bonnell. There’s Morohubu, Cunningham Haines, and Full-Throttle Folk, a jam featuring members of Còig, Tomato/Tomato and Pretty Archie. Speaking of jams, don’t forget the most-loved shows of the weekend, the always-exciting Little and Big Hullabaloos, where you never know who’ll show up to play.
That’s just the main stage. Once again, you’ll find the Hullabaloo all over the community of Perth-Andover starting Wednesday, Aug. 8 with free shows and pop-up concerts with headliners. Don’t forget to book a River Cruise, featuring some of the festival stars in intimate, on-board concerts. And there are lots of workshops too, where stars teach you their tricks.
Of course, the biggest star of the show is the beautiful St. John River, with the festival grounds right beside one of the most gorgeous valley views in the province. There’s camping right there as well, food and artisan vendors on site, a licensed area for patrons 19 and over, and a shuttle service travelling anywhere up to 15 km from the site.
2018 Larlee Creek Hullabaloo PASSES AND TICKETS go on sale FRIDAY May 18 at 12 noon AST
Tickets and passes go on sale Friday, May 18 at 12 p.m. at www.larleecreekmusic.ca and are available by calling 1-877-778-7271. Individual event tickets range in price from $20.00 – $65.00 (including tax and surcharge).
LIMITED early bird weekend passes are $65 (including tax and surcharge). These pass holders will receive entry to all festival mainstage events and will also be treated to an exclusive show by Earle & Coffin on Thursday, August 9 at the Castle Inn.
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.
The best views. The best nature. The best people. And above all, the best music.
2018 LARLEE CREEK HULLABALOO
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