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2018 Festival (506)'s Line-Up Revealed

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Caraquet will be the place to be this October, as organizers of the 12th edition of New Brunswick's Festival (506) have unveiled their concert line-up, for a not-to-be-missed event which has something for every music fan.

Thirty-five bands and solos artists from all over the province will meet in Caraquet, October 25 to 28, to take part in this annual celebration of homegrown talent. "It is our first time hosting this event in the Acadian Peninsula," says Jean Surette, Executive Director of Music·Musique NB (MNB). "We are really looking forward for this chance to showcase New Brunswick artists in a region they might not have toured before." 

The mixed programming include fan-favourite rockabilly band The Hypochondriacs, as well as the classical quintet Ventus Machina. Talented local musician Shaun Ferguson will perform at the Boîte-Théatre, which will also host the ECMA-Award nominated and MNB-Award winning group, Cy. The jam-packed line-up will also include alt-disco outfit Spoutnique,  indie darlings Motherhood, and critically acclaimed songwriter Danny Boudreau.

SHOWCASING ARTISTS (click to visit their MNB profile)

Adam Washburn
Andy Bast
Audrée Basque Goguen
Chloé Breault
Chris Colepaugh
Christine Melanson
Colin Fowlie
Danny Boudreau
FM Berlin
Jane Blanchard
Joyful Noise
Kam Speech
Kill Chicago
Kylie Fox
Ladd & Lasses
Les MoonTunes
Matt Boudreau
Old Self
Phil Athanase
Shaun Ferguson
The Gary Sappier Blues Band
The Hypochondriacs
The Olympic Symphonium
Tommy Bulger
Track of Rock
Ventus Machina
Wangled Teb
Weak Size Fish
Wolf Castle


FAN Passports, which give access to all the shows (excluding the premium shows like the Awards Show) are on sale for $25. PRO Passports, which include access to all the shows, plus the conference sessions, are available for $40. 

Festival (506) is made possible thanks to numerous partners such as the Government of New Brunswick and the City of Caraquet. We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, Musicaction, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters. Music·Musique NB would also like to thank SOCAN and the SOCAN Foundation.