Harvest Home Festival presented by The East Pointers to take place September 23 & 24

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JUNO Award-winning pop-folk band The East Pointers are proud to present the Harvest Home Festival, which is set to take place at the Rollo Bay Fiddle Grounds near Sourisin in PEI on September 23 & 24.

The Harvest Home Festival will feature a diverse range of Canadian artists, including Andy Shauf, Ria Mae, Reeny Smith, and more.

The Harvest Home Festival was developed by PEI’s very own The East Pointers in 2020 but unfortunately had to be canceled just ten days before the 2021 event due to the global pandemic. This year has also been difficult for the band, with Harvest Home Director and member of The East Pointers, Koady Chaisson, passing away suddenly at the beginning of January 2022.

Tim Chaisson and Jake Charron of The East Pointers decided to continue with the festival this year to honour what Koady started and pursue their goal of creating a new world-class music festival with some of their favourite artists. The relaunch of the festival will include incredible mainstage entertainment, craft beverages, a marketplace village, a local East Coast fair, family-friendly activities, and on-site camping for a full weekend festival experience.

The festival is anticipating 3,000+ guests over the weekend and are offering big festival value, with a small-town feel. Weekend passes (including on-site camping) and single-day tickets are available here.

We spoke with The East Pointers about the festival. Find out what they had to say below.

You recently announced that the Harvest Home Festival will take place in PEI this September. Where did this idea come about?

We’re a part of the organizing committee for the Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival (my grandfather started this festival 46 years ago to keep the music alive and well), and we always talked about creating our own eclectic music festival on the same site at another time. It’s a beautiful site and 65 acres along the shore of eastern PEI! We’ve played countless amazing festivals across the world and wanted to capture some of the cool elements we loved about each of them and bring it here!

Will this event return each year, or is it a one-time event?

Every year!

Harvest Home Festival will feature a diverse range of Canadian artists. Does this mean all genres will be showcased?

Pretty much! We’ve got indie, soul, R&B, trad Celtic, bluegrass, pop, indigenous, old school country, and French. We’re excited about all of it!

Besides the amazing lineup of fantastic Canadian music, is there anything else you’d like to tell possible attendees about?

This is a camping festival! Not quite Bonnaroo 😉 But a beautiful campsite with a dreamy trail to the beach. We’ll have the best PEI food, drinks, people, and hangouts. Come on out!

Will you be performing at the festival, or are you strictly the presenters?

We won’t be performing at the festival this year, but maybe a few guest appearances. We’ll see!

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