Published Apr 27, 2010A handful of bands have been revealed for what should be a stellar lineup for this year's SappyFest, taking place July 3 to August 1 in Sackville, NB.
The annual festival, now in its fifth year, has announced Holy Fuck, Chad VanGaalen, the Sadies, Jim Guthrie and the Felice Brothers as the first five acts to be named to its lineup for 2010, with many more acts to be revealed in the coming weeks.
Started in 2006 by Julie Doiron, Jon Claytor and Paul Henderson of Sappy Records, the festival takes place in various live venues throughout the Sackville area. It is a co-production of Sappy, the OK.Quoi?! Contemporary Arts Festival, Struts Gallery and the Faucet Media Arts Centre.
Every year many Sackville residents volunteer to help with SappyFest. Festival organizers are also currently looking for a paid summer intern for this year's fest.
A limited amount of early-bird passes for SappyFest are now available for only $50 via Ticketpro. Last year's SappyFest featured Canadian rock stalwarts Destroyer, Ladyhawk, Wintersleep and Eric's Trip, along with dozens of others.