Moncton’s Mud City Music Festival takes place from October 1 to 5, 2019. The festival showcases some of the best local, national, and international artists in a variety of musical genres.
Today we chatted with Toronto’s, Ian Blurton’s Future Now.
The fifth installment of Mud City Music Festival takes place in Moncton, NB from October 1-5, how does it feel to be a part of this festival?
It feels great to be invited to play Mudcity. I haven’t played Moncton in quite a while and appreciate this opportunity to bring the rock to a fav place of mine.
Have you taken part in Mud City Music Festival before? If so, what is your favourite memory?
I’ve never been involved before and look forward to seeing some great bands.
The lineup for this year features some music icons, as well as some newcomers, is there anyone specific you are anxious to check out?
Something I love about festivals is seeing bands you’ve never heard of and being blown away.
Is there a difference in preparation for an Autumn festival than with a Summer festival?
I pack 2 hoodies instead of 1.
How do you go about preparing a setlist for a festival, compared to a regular full show
For us it’s pretty much the same for both type of shows as we don’t have any hits. We do jam longer at headlining shows though.
For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your performance?
Total Rock and Roll Action with hints of Sad Wings of Destiny era Judas Priest, doom and Big Star style pop hooks.
If you had to recommend only one song for a new listener, which would you suggest?
“Days Will Remain”
Now that the festival season is coming to a close, what’s up next for you?
We just started recording a new record on the Rolling Stones Mobile at the National Music Centre in Calgary and will spend the winter finishing it up.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.