Saint John's AREA 506 Gets Billy Talent, Metric, the Sheepdogs, the Beaches for 2023 Festival

Crown Lands, Sam Roberts Band, Dear Rouge, Neon Dreams, the Blue Stones, Ria Mae, the Monoxides and more will also perform

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Jul 31, 2023

What would make the picturesque Maritime city of Saint John, NB, even more picturesque? A weekend chock-full of music, culture and goods, you say? Well, you're in luck — the AREA 506 festival is back for 2023 this Friday (August 4) to Sunday (August 6) to bring all that and more to the downtown core.

This year's stacked lineup of performers includes headliners the Sheepdogs, Billy Talent and Metric, as well as the Beaches, Sam Roberts Band, the Blue Stones, Crown Lands, Dear Rouge, the Monoxides, Ria Mae, Neon Dreams, Penny Blacks, Les Hôtesses d'Hilaire, Hilary Ladd, City Natives, Pallmer, Tooth & the Fang, Grouvi and Austin Eatman Band.

Tickets for the all-ages, outdoor concerts are on sale now as single-day and weekend passes. The latter are also available for teams and groups, as are individual and 10-person pod VIP tickets.

For more information, check out the lineup announcement video below and visit the AREA 506 website.


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