Area 506 add Arkells and July Talk to headline 2018 lineup

The third annual AREA 506 Festival has been announced with a stellar lineup featuring Canadian greats Arkells, July Talk, Big Wreck, The New Pornographers, The Glorious Sons and more!

The festival will be held on the Saint John waterfront over the New Brunswick Day long weekend, beginning Friday, August 3 and running until Monday, August 6, 2018.

Saturday’s Main Stage lineup includes headliners July Talk, The New Pornographers, Whitehorse, Reuben in the Dark, Moncton legends The Monoxides, Brent Mason Band, The Tortoise the Hare & the Millionaire and the Kendra Gale Band.

Sunday’s Main Stage lineup includes headliners Arkells, supported by Big Wreck, The Glorious Sons, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire, Tomato/Tomato, Fredericton’s Olympic Symphonium, Tampa, and Kill Chicago.

“We’ve had two great years so far, but really it’s only driven us to push harder to create an event that makes the people of New Brunswick proud of where they live”
says Ray Gracewood, Chairman of the Area 506 committee. “We’ve had a great time developing the event for this year and we’re incredibly excited to announce the details so that people can book the time and set their schedules for the New Brunswick day long weekend.”

Pre-Early Bird weekend passes go on sale at 4 PM Thursday, April 5th at and are priced at $89.00 + HST and applicable fees for a very limited time.

“This year we’ve implemented a Pre-Early Bird price to thank those who choose to book early” added Gracewood. “We want to be the destination of choice for New Brunswickers on the holiday long weekend, so we’ve added the Pre-Early Bird pass as a cost-effective way entice people to make their New Brunswick Day plans around Saint John and the Festival.”

Early Bird pricing will begin once Pre-Early Bird tickets are sold and will be priced at $99 while supplies last. Regular weekend passes are $119.00 + HST and applicable fees, and individual day passes are $79.00 + HST and applicable fees. VIP tickets will be a new addition to the festival this year. Priced at $249, they include preferred viewing area, preferred entry, washrooms and bar access.

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