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Launch of Area 506 Festival in new permanent location

The Area 506 Festival makes its debut in its new permanent location

Key Takeaways:

  • In Saint John Harbour, one of the biggest festivals in New Brunswick is now taking place.
  • The Area 506 Festival will come to a close on Sunday with performances by The Arkells, Mother Mother, and a number of other artists.

One of the biggest festivals in New Brunswick is currently resonating throughout Saint John Harbour.

After two unique years, the complete Area 506 Festival experience was back on Friday night. Online concerts were broadcast in 2020 using AREA 506 social media channels.

A year later, Area 506 was pushed into a pods system because of pandemic restrictions, which had a smaller influence on the local traders that were often participating.

However, the same hometown vendors, national artists, and local bands are back this year. In addition, the festival is celebrating its debut year next to the newly built Area 506 Waterfront Container Village.

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“I believe it’s extremely thrilling to have a permanent home. The idea of Area 506 having a home was always present, and what you can see all around us is the result of many people’s love projects. It’s great to see it arrive to live,” said Area 506 Planning Committee member Sarah Tippett.

Tippett claimed that an “electric” Friday night performance with Sloan and k-os attracted a huge crowd to kick off the weekend.

The most tickets are anticipated to be sold on Saturday night when acts including The Glorious Sons, The Trews, and Saint John-based band Jamie Comeau & the Crooked Teeth will perform.

Artists, dancers, and entertainers take the stage on the new culture stage before the Area 506 Festival’s gates open to the public.

The Area 506 Festival makes its debut in its new permanent location
The Area 506 Festival makes its debut in its new permanent location. Image from WorldNewsEra

The event’s goal hasn’t changed in the previous two years, despite a new location: to support local businesses.

“I believe that we truly try to include local. According to Tippett, we honor the arts, culture, and products that define New Brunswickers and the province.

“We have some headliners from outside the province as well as musicians from New Brunswick on the stage. The objective, in a sense, is to bring everyone home, in my opinion.

The Arkells, Mother Mother, and several other performers will wrap up the 2022 Area 506 Festival on Sunday.

Source: Global News

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