NEWS: TBA Collective announces its 4th annual Messtival music festival

Nerd Army, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire, The Caravan and The Back Yard Devils amongst the musical acts lineup

(Moncton, NB - June 1st, 2011) - The TBA Collective is proud to announce its first list of bands that will perform at the Messtival, an outdoor music festival that will take place on Saturday, August 13th, 2011, in Anagance, NB.

Organized by the TBA Collective, Messtival is an all-day, all-night music concert coupled with a psychedelic light show, live art, overnight camping, a full moon, a great atmosphere and a ton of festival activities. Festivities will get underway at 2p.m. and will trail off into the night as the full moon glares overhead.

Already four bands have been confirmed on the bill: Nerd Army, a video-game enthused rock band from Halifax; Les Hôtesses D’Hilaire, a wonderfully skilled francophone alternative rock group from New Brunswick; The Caravan, a Nova Scotia hip-hop/jazz group that has garnered several awards; and The BackYard Devils, an all-star bluegrass group of Moncton-based musicians. Another dozen bands will be announced in the coming weeks as applications close and tickets for the event go on sale.

Early bird tickets are priced at $20 and will be available until July 1st. Advance tickets, available until the show, will be $30, while tickets at the door will be $40.
Tickets are available by contacting the TBA Collective at, as well as at Spin-It Video (467A, Main St., Moncton) and Backstreet Records (384 Queen St., Fredericton). Messtival, reputed for its intimate setting, has a maximum capacity of 400 attendees, to conserve its grass-roots vibe and its volunteer-driven approach.

This year, Messtival will be partially powered by wind and solar energy on a property that is run entirely off-the-grid. The festival will unveil a 30’ x 40’ stage garnered with 26’ tall arches that will impress the eyes of attendees, as well as an openly-accessible live art mural to which festival-goers will be welcomed to contribute.


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