Brantford’s punk rock festival, Blackout Fest is now entering its 13th year. The 2-day festival takes place on October 18 & 19 and has become a huge part of the local punk rock and pop-punk scene.
We caught up with Ontario’s Seaway. Check out their latest video, “Pleasures” below and find out more about the band and the upcoming festival.
First off, care to introduce yourself to the Canadian Beats readers?
Hi hello, my name is Ryan and I sing in Seaway.
The 13th annual Blackout Fest takes place on October 18 & 19 in Brantford, ON. What is it like to be a part of such a long-running festival?
Festivals are always a great time because you get to see so many friends bands play in the same place. Blackout Fest will be no exception.
Have you taken part in Blackout Fest before? If so, what is your favourite memory?
We have played before and it was a great time, but it was very early in our careers so it probably wasn’t as wild as we are hoping this one will be. I think we took the money we made from the night and went to the casino with it. I don’t think we ended the night in the green.
There is a stellar lineup for the 2019 installment, is there anyone you’re dying to check out?
I’m super stoked to see Like Pacific, Keep Flying, and Young Culture.
For people that have yet to see you perform live, explain your performance in five words or less.
Super really fun great time.
If you were asked to give advice to an up and coming artist or band, what would that advice be?
Hit the road and play lots of shows. The only way to get better is to keep playing!
Now that the festival season is coming to a close, what’s up next for you?
We are doing a western Canada tour into an American Tour and then recording a new record so it’s going to be a busy fall and winter but we couldn’t be more excited!
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