Area 506 announces 2019 lineup

On Friday, Saint John festival Area 506 unveiled the lineup of its 2019 lineup, marking its biggest year yet by adding a third night of music on Saint John’s waterfront.
Ray Gracewood, Chairman of the Area 506 committee explains:
“We’re incredibly excited about this year’s lineup. We’ve been able to grow this festival steadily over the past four years with the support of incredible partners and sponsors, and of course the fans. This year we’ve added a third night of music at Long Wharf and we couldn’t be prouder of the lineup we’ve put together. We’re so proud to offer such an amazing weekend of music, culture, and goods. It’s is our biggest year yet.”

Friday’s Main Stage line-up includes: Joel Plaskett Emergency, Wintersleep, FM Berlin, and The Backstays. Saturday’s Main Stage line-up includes: Interpol, Matthew Good, Dear Rouge, The Motorleague, Christina Martin, Jamie Comeau & the Crooked Teeth, and Kylie Fox. Sunday’s Main Stage line-up includes: City and Colour, Tokyo Police Club, Rural Alberta Advantage, The Galpines, Les Paiens, Bleum, and The Crossroad Devils.

An extremely limited number of Pre-Early Bird festival passes went on sale last at for $99 + HST and applicable taxes. Immediately following, early bird passes will be available for $119 for a limited time.  Regular weekend passes are $149.00 + HST and applicable fees. A limited number of VIP weekend passes are available for $299 + HST and applicable taxes. Single day tickets are also available, as are free tickets for those under the age of twelve.

As in past years, AREA 506 is all about celebrating the best examples of New Brunswick’s varied cultural make up. However, organizers are turning the AREA 506 Cultural experience on its ear for 2019, when the Container Village will play host to pop-up cultural showcases from world-class performers, led by groups like Atlantic Cirque and representation from First Nations among others, who will bring our heritage to life in new ways throughout the weekend.

Area 506 will take place in Saint John on Long Wharf over the New Brunswick Day long weekend, Friday, August 2, Saturday, August 3, and Sunday, August 4. Full line-up details and schedules are available at

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