July 26, 2010

Wolfe Island Music Festival 2010 – Only Two Weeks Away!

Posted in bootleg, mp3, mumbling at 12:34 pm by rgsc

Holy smokes – can you believe it? The 2010 Wolfe Island Music Festival is less than two weeks away. August 6th & 7th will see a ton of great bands coming to the lovely town of Marysville on Wolfe Island (just a short ferry ride away from Kingston) and if you don’t have your tickets yet you better get on it.

Despite my good intentions, I have totally neglected to say anything about it so far. I know, I’ve kinda dropped the ball. But you already know about the festival, right? It is one of the best in the country with amazing music and great, laidback vibe. The food is good, the beer is good (Beau’s is a sponsor which is fantastic and the entire balldiamond area is licensed so no beer tent ghetto), and there are always cool vendors.

There are no shortage of great acts on the bill this year. I am really looking forward to seeing Think About Life and Shad as well as  Memoryhouse and Flotilla, none of whom I have seen before. Weakerthans, Cuff the Duke, and Diamond Rings I have seen before multiple times and I know they are going to bring it. It should be great.

In case you hadn’t heard the line up or need a reminder here it is with links so you can check out the bands.

FRIDAY, AUG 6
8:30 pm
The TownHall Concert
THE SADIES
NQ ARBUCKLE
DANIEL ROMANO (Attack in Black)
$20 advance

10:30 pm
The General Wolfe Hotel
CUFF THE DUKE
KATIE MOORE
$15 advance

10:30 pm
The Island Grill
BIDINIBAND
MONUMENTS AND STATUES
$10 advance

5-8 pm
FESTIVAL KICK OFF PARTY at The Island Grill
COLLEEN AND PAUL
THE HARBOUR SHARKS
$10 advance

SATURDAY, AUG 7

The Wolfe Island Community Centre
Gates open at Noon
WEAKERTHANS
SHAD
THINK ABOUT LIFE
BAHAMAS
DIAMOND RINGS
THE ACORN
MEMORYHOUSE
JIM BRYSON
FLOTILLA
JUSTIN BIRD SANCTUARY

And here’s a little something from last year’s WIMF featuring one of this year’s mainstage acts – Diamond Rings. John O joined PS I Love you to open for Woodhands at the General Wolfe. I was late to the show as I was at the Town Hall show, but I was able to hear them play the two songs from their (now sold out) split 7″. There is some crowd chatter but I think the songs are too rad not to share.

* Diamond Rings (feat. PS I Love You) – All Yr Songs
* PS I Love You (feat. Diamond Rings) – Facelove

Buy: Diamond Rings[here & here; EDITED TO ADD: Full length will be released on Secret City on Oct. 26th];  PS I Love You [ep now; LP in Oct]

See you at the Festival.

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1 Comment »

  1. We do festivals…and would like to do yours! Have lots of celtic music…songs about the Great Lakes…logging shanties from the 1800s, and originals….we’d be good for the daytime programming in the Community Centre
    cheers
    Ken Ramsden
    http://www.freshwatertrade.ca
    613-756-7957


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