Cavendish Beach Music Festival kicks off on July 5 until July 7 in Cavendish, PEI. The talent that is set to play is overwhelming, but we have caught up with a few of the artists/ bands to chat with us in a countdown to the big event. We started things off with Alli Walker, then Dan Davidson, and now we’re chatting with Shawn Austin.
First off, care to introduce yourself to the readers?
Just a Vancouver guy who loves Country music!
Have you performed at Cavendish Beach Music Festival in the past? If so, what is your favourite memory of CBMF? If not, what are you most looking forward to?
This will be my first time to CBFM and PEI in general. The festival experience is always a great one but to kick off my summer with such a large one, I don’t think I can beat that.
Prince Edward Island holds many tourist attractions; do you plan to do any sightseeing? If so, what do you plan to check out?
If time permits Id love to check out as much of the island as possible, I’ll have to ask around with the locals to find out what the ‘must-do’s’ are
How do you decide on a set list when playing a festival as big as CBMF?
It’s tough but I think you just create it in hopes that it flows well. It’s safe to say that the crowd is there for a good time and good music, our main battle is just to make sure we provide that.
If you had to describe your performance in 5 words or less, which words would you choose?
Energetic, Thoughtful, Surprising,
The lineup at CBMF is stellar this year, are there any artists you feel the need to check out?
I’ve been a Carrie Underwood fan since day 1 on Idol, will be great to get the chance to learn from her performance this year.
Will you be playing any other festivals this summer that you’d like to tell us about?
It’s a bit of a coast to coast year with festivals. Every single one will be my first time playing at and I’m just looking forward to hanging out with all the different crowds.
Besides the music, what is your favourite thing about festivals?
Just the fact that you know everyone is there for a good time. It’s a stress-free weekend that everyone gets excited about, such a pleaser to have the chance to be a part of it.
What was the first festival you ever attended as a fan? What about as a performer?
Country Thunder in Craven was my first large festival experience. Unreal time from start to finish. I’ve been lucky enough to play some smaller festivals around the country over the years but CBMF will be the first big one I get to take the stage at.
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