SappyFest Gets Julie Doiron, Century Egg for 26-Hour Online Broadcast

"SAPPYFEST: INFINITE VARIETY" will also feature G.L.A.M. Bats, Jon Mckiel, Wolf Castle and more

BY Brock ThiessenPublished Jul 28, 2021

SappyFest is returning this summer for a special virtual edition. Today organizers announced what they are calling "SAPPYFEST: INFINITE VARIETY" — "a 26-hour online broadcast of music, art, film, poetry, storytelling, workshopping, cooking, pets, puppets, plant care, yoga, costumes, and much much more."

The fest will take place on Friday (July 30) and will be broadcast live from Struts Gallery in Sackville, NB. It will begin at 8 p.m. AT on Friday and run to 10 p.m. AT Saturday.

"SAPPYFEST: INFINITE VARIETY" will feature live performances from Century Egg, Wolf Castle, Cluttered, Julie Doiron, Amy Siegel, G.L.A.M. Bats, Jon Mckiel, Ariel Sharratt and Mathias Kom, Black Dimes, Caged Animals, Marilyn Lerch & Geordie Miller, Rebecca Blankert, and Wandarian; new works from Sarah Wendt & Pascal Dufaux, Theo Crocker, Marissa Sean Cruz, Brandon Hicks, Bucky Buckler, Laura Watson, Izzy Francolini, and Rachel M Thornton; plus special (remote) guests Nyssa, Tica Holiday, Mother Tongues, and Nigel Chapman.

A press release calls the whole thing "part music and art festival, part online party, part amateur television studio, part community celebration, part love letter, part postcard from home, part sleep deprivation experiment."

You can tune into it all below.

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