News:: M Fest!

mFest

I have to say, I admire the chutzpah the folks at the Halifax Pop Explosion association showed with their announcement yesterday that they are putting on a rather large, one day festival-style concert this August. I say this because the announcement comes on the heels of a “scandal” centered on the outdoor concerts that have been taking place here in Halifax over the last few summers. It’s a long, boring saga, but let’s just say it involves the Black Eyed Peas, the city holding the bag on a 300K+ bill, and it provoked our local paper to break out the phrase “concertgate”.

 

So after all that, I wouldn’t have been surprised if we never had another big summer concert here, but M Fest (M is for music. M is for mobile. Mmmmm, mobile music - I added that last part, but they can use it) will take place Sunday, August 7th at Alderney landing in Dartmouth. Co-presented by HPX and Live 105, the initial acts announced are Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Broken Social Scene, Surfer Blood, and Diamond Rings.

 

As far as initial announcements go, that’s not too shabby. In fact it’s pretty damn impressive - the kids love the BSS and Diamond Rings, and I don’t know much about Surfer Blood, but if the internet is to be believed, they are rather popular right now. Ted Leo? Well it’s possible that the phrase “herohill favorite” might have been invented for him, so it’s safe to say that his appearance will be provoking a HH man-date-excursion to M Fest. I’m excited to see who else will be on the bill, but for now, hustle over to the HPX Facebook page and friend them up so you can get in on the Pre-Sale action while it lasts. I believe the regular tickets will be on sale starting Monday.

 

A great concert at an actual music venue? That’s an idea so crazy that it just might work!

 

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MP3:: Broken Social Scene-World Sick

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MP3:: Ted Leo - Bottled In Cork

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MP3:: Surfer Blood - Fast Jabroni

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MP3:: Diamond Rings - You Oughta Know

VIDEO:: Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - Bottled In Cork

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Tags: Broken Social Scene, , Surfer Blood, Ted Leo

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