NEWS: FeelsGood Folly Fest 2013! Get ready to start your summer off with a bang! Ticket Info, Line Up, Mini Doc & more!

Press Release provided by FeelsGood Music 


FeelsGood Communities is proud to present the 5th edition of FeelsGood Folly Fest happening in the Village of Gagetown, NB June 28-30th 2013. Folly Fest is a multi-disciplinary arts festival featuring 80 musical acts on 4 stages, over 20 live artists on 3 stages, circus and tribal arts performance, kids programming and a fully local artisan and food market.

The music for this year is an eclectic blend of Funk, Folk, Hip Hop, Bluegrass, Rock and everything in between, all programmed to blend seamlessly from toe tapping daytime songsters to late night ecstatic dancing. Musical acts for this year include Wintersleep, SHAD, Old Man Luedecke, David Myles, Scientists of Sound, Grand Theft Bus, Goosepimp Orchestra, Modern Grass, Keith Hallet, Gordon Gets Lost and many many more.
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Feelsgood has always been about the live art aspect of a festival, making things more colourful and bringing the art out of the enclosed studio and gallery spaces and into the public eye. Featuring Feelsgood artists, other arts collectives and leaving lots of room for public participation has always been the goal. This year will feature the No Fun Zone and TBA Art Collectives.

Every year Folly Fest adds something new that will become an annual event (2012 was the inaugural Folly Fest Big Kids Parade!) 2013 will see the first ever Silent Disco party held in New Brunswick. What is Silent Disco, you say? Its a late night dance party with no sound system, the music can only be heard through wireless headphones! This is sure to be an event to remember, happening when the stages close down all 3 nights of the festival allowing those who wish to go to bed the peaceful quiet to do so while allowing those late night dancers to do their thing as well.

For the early risers there is locally roasted coffee from Capulin Coffee to start the day off right with some early morning acoustic music and Yoga classes. The daytime is also the time for Circus Performances from the Halifax Circus, to peruse the over 30 vendors in the artisan market and there’s always something fun happening in the Kids Zone.

Speaking of kids, Folly Fest is family friendly atmosphere with separate family camping areas so the little ones can get their rest. The Calitumpian Theatre Group and Scotty & The Stars will be performing along with many other great acts on our FREE Community Stage at the Queen’s County Courthouse located alongside the festival grounds. This stage is our way of saying thanks to the Village of Gagetown for letting us tye dye up their lovely community for a weekend.

Something very important to us as a festival as well as personally is reducing the amount of waste generated when this many people gather in one place for a weekend of fun in the sun. Over the years the Folly Fest team has gotten better and better at reducing our footprint in a number of areas. Our waste seperation team does an awesome job at helping the festival goers do their part to limit the amount of waste heading to the landfill. We use only compostable cups and food service containers and utensils, the event is powered with 100% renewably generated energy from BullFrog Power, we also encourage patrons to carpool and offer help with Ridesharing.

Tickets for Folly Fest are available online at, all of their outlet locations as well as in paper form at The Picaroons Brewtique in Fredericton, Plan B Lounge in Moncton, Backstreet Records in Saint John, The Red Herring Pub in St Andrews & Obsolete Records in Halifax. Right now they are $105 for a weekend pass and will go up to $125 at the gate. Day Passes are also available at the gate; $30 for Friday and $60 for Saturday or Sunday.

If you would like to see for yourself what Folly Fest is all about Craig Norris from VIDEOBAND Productions has compiled an 11 minute documentary about Folly Fest 2012 that can be seen above, or at

FeelsGood Folly Fest 2013 LineUp:
David Myles
Old Man Luedecke
Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything
Corin Raymond
Grand Theft Bus
Goosepimp Orchestra
Modern Grass
Shred Kelly
Keith Hallet & The Worlds Fair
Gordon Gets Lost
Olympic Symphonium
Weak Size Fish
Owen Steel & The Sad Turns
The Hornitz
The Belle Comedians
Transatlantic Zodiac Ensemble
Gravity Strike
AA Wallace
The Caravan
Dub Kartel
Jinx The Cat
Earthbound Trio
Wet Grow Light
Oh No Theodore!
Force Fields
Scotty & The Stars
Mike Trask & The Precious Memories
Max Keenlysides
Brent Mason
Stephen Lewis & The Big Band of One
Pirate Soul
Peter Rioux Jazz Band
Unidentified Funk Object
Greenbank Trio
Drake Adams & The Sticky Bandits
Josh Bravener & The Hypochondriacs
Socially Exceptable
The Floogs
Unidentified Funk Object
El Broko
Kait McKinley
Zac Crouse
Max Boyle
Mike Humble
Camilo V
David R Elliott
Becky Siamon
Morgan MacDonald
Mizz Maxine
Jules Bangsworth
Daryl & His Boogie Buttons
Betsy White
Whale Skin
Taco Supreme
Dmayne Event
Bryan Raydio
Jaguar Knight

Incendia Motus

The Calithumpians
No Fun Zone
TBA Collective


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