NEWS: Official Evolve Line-up Announcement!!!

The 13th Annual Evolve Music and Awareness Festival


July 20, 21 & 22 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

featuring Deerhoof, Hey Rosetta, Shout Out Out Out Out, Dan Deacon, The Garrett Mason & Keith Hallett Show, Rich Aucoin, Skratch Bastid, Gramatik, Chali2na w/ Break Science, Grand Theft Bus, Scientists of Sound, Gypsophillia, The Idlers, Keys n Krates, Olympic Symphonium, Paper Beat Scissors, Slowcoaster, The Funk Hunters, Three Sheet, Vinyl Ritchie
+ over 100 acts on 5 stages!

Visit for the full 2012 Evolve lineup

Evolve Festival 2012 touches down on weekend of July 20-22, in the spectacular rolling oceanside hills of Antigonish, Nova Scotia!  With over 100 acts from Canada and around the world -- including a mainstage curated by one of Canada’s hottest international buzz artists Rich Aucoin and another stage run by East Coast sceneshapers Forward Music Group-- Evolve 2012 is shaping up as the best ever! Tickets are now available online via Ticketpro, through their affiliate locations as well as local vendors in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI & Newfoundland. For more info on ticket outlets & locations, click here:

About Evolve

The Evolve Music and Awareness Festival is an annual 3-day summer celebration of music, culture, and social awareness. From its humble beginnings in 2000 as a grassroots music and awareness festival featuring local bands, the festival has grown to become one of the finest outdoor festivals in the world -- with performers from around the globe, workshops that inform spectators about social issues and environmental awareness, and an overall commitment to enhancing personal and community well-being. CBC Radio 3 named it Canada’s #1 Festival, and U.S-based Outside Magazine has distinguished Evolve as one of its Top 10 Outdoor Festivals.

Evolve is an immersive weekend music and camping experience. With paid festival admission, wristband-wearers are invited to free camping on soft grass in designated General and Family Camping areas.  All camping is a short walk from the stages and parking areas and will offer full-service facilities, including port-a-johns, drinking water, and sink stations.

More than just a great music festival, Evolve also offers attendees an amazing range of activities and workshops -- to nourish the mind, body and soul and give thousands of festivalgoers the inspiration they need to keep the true spirit of Evolve alive in communities across Canada and the world.

With the help of a community receptive to sustainability action, and organizers who are dedicated to doing their part to ensure a green future, Evolve has been dubbed “
Canada’s greenest festival." Since its inception, Evolve has shown that it is possible host a fun outdoor music festival, while at the same time championing environmental causes issues and inspiring positive behavioural change. For this year's edition, we're more dedicated than ever to providing the greenest, most family friendly Summer Festival experience in the country -- to live up to the title of Canada's #1 Music Festival

About Rich Aucoin

Part indie-rock preacher, part wunderkind,
Rich Aucoin has just released a remarkably ambitious album, We’re All Dying To Live. Aucoin invited anyone and everyone -- from St. John’s, NL to Dawson City, YK --  to be on the record. This result is a musical scrapbook  uniting over 500 musicians from community choirs to some of Canada’s best-known artists, friends and fans from across Canada.

““The record is really about making big life decisions or at least about thinking about those decisions and how to live one's life,” says Aucoin. It follows up on his 2007 debut
Personal Publication, an EP that synchs to Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas,.

Much like the makings of We’re All Dying To Live, Aucoin wants to be surrounded by everyone he knows and loves and everyone he has yet to know and love every night forevermore. Cash in your golden ticket to an all inclusive electro-pop dance explosion!

About the Forward Music Group

In the far East of Canada, amongst the forests of the Saint John River Valley, rose a music community of musicians and friends in the province of New Brunswick. The Forward Music Group began as a label with a small collection of bands in 2007, releasing 12 albums in its first two years. Now with 29 releases from over 13 artists, and offices in both Halifax and Fredericton, they have entered the international scene and highlighted Atlantic Canada as a vibrant source of music.


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