NEWS: First 5 Perfromers Announced for Sappyfest 2012!

SappyFest announces Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Oneida, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, Mike O'Neill, and Josephine Foster as first five acts confirmed for 2012 line-up
SappyFest has announced Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Oneida, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchetra, Mike O'Neill, and Josephine Foster as the first five acts confirmed for its 2012 line-up. The festival takes place in beautiful Sackville, NB from August 3rd - 5th.

In just six years, SappyFest has emerged as one of the most exciting and acclaimed independent music festivals in Canada. Run by artists for artists, SappyFest has developed its fanbase and reputation through innovative programming that focuses on creativity and community. The festival’s uniqueness lies in combining the atmosphere of a folk fest, with an eclectic, contemporary lineup, set against the backdrop of Sackville’s historic downtown. The main stage is presented in the centre of town on the core commercial street, with smaller adjacent venues including an outdoor bandstand, art deco theatre, turn of the century church, Royal Canadian Legion, and a haunted roadhouse, all within walking distance. For three days at the height of summer, this picturesque little maritime town comes alive with a diverse program of independent music complemented by visual art, contemporary dance, readings, a small press fair, screenings, and street market.

SappyFest is the fastest growing summer event of its kind in the Atlantic Provinces attracting an audience from across the country and beyond. The festival has developed a passionate audience that converges in Sackville to be inspired, challenged, and introduced to new independent music.
Past SappyFest performers include: Arcade Fire, Sloan, Eric's Trip, Destroyer, Charles Bradley, Chad VanGaalen, Constantines, The Sadies, Grimes, Julie Doiron, Old Man Luedecke, Miracle Fortress, Owen Pallett, Wintersleep, Mount Eerie, Jon Langford, PS I Love You, Sandro Perri, and Ohbijou.

Passes are available online now at, at any Ticketpro outlet, or in Sackville at Thunder & Lightning Ltd. (6 Ford Lane, Sackville, NB).
For more information on SappyFest, visit:


Full Festival Passes are now on sale internationally for the low price of $100 + tax/service charge.

Passes are 19+ and include access to all venues throughout the weekend.
Tickets can be purchased through any Ticketpro outlet, and in Sackville at Thunder & Lighting Ltd.


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