Area 506 Festival 2018


Get ready to celebrate the best of New Brunswick as Saint John’s Waterfront is pleased to host the Area 506 Festival!

Showcasing New Brunswick music, culture and goods in a unique shipping container village on the city’s long wharf; it’s about celebrating and shining a light on the entire province. Visit the Road of Restaurants; an area for festival-goers to grab a bite from a local food stand and relax, as well as a beer garden featuring locally-made beer, wine and cider.

And in what’s likely to be one of the most exhilarating parts of the weekend, the group is curating another fantastic line-up of music for the Main Stage on Saturday and Sunday.

The third annual AREA 506 Festival features the deepest rock lineup yet, featuring Arkells, July Talk, Big Wreck, The Glorious Sons and many more.  The festival will once again be held on the Saint John waterfront over the New Brunswick Day long weekend, beginning Friday, August 3rd and running until Monday, August 6, 2018.

Saturday’s Main Stage lineup includes headliners July Talk, The New Pornographers, Whitehorse, Reuben in the Dark, Moncton legends The Monoxides, Brent Mason Band, The Tortoise the Hare & the Millionaire and the Kendra Gale Band.

Sunday’s Main Stage lineup brought to you by Rock 88.9 includes headliners Arkells, supported by Big Wreck, The Glorious Sons, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire, Tomato/Tomato, Fredericton’s Olympic Symphonium, Tampa, and Kill Chicago.

The festival also includes the ever-popular shipping container village teaming with New Brunswick goods and culture.

Similar to past years, the event will begin with an open air pre-registration event on Friday, August 3 featuring a surprise lineup of New Brunswick talent.

Saint John’s Long Wharf comes to life on Saturday, August 4 with a full lineup of performances beginning at 2PM and running until 12AM on both Saturday and Sunday.

Regular weekend passes are $119.00 + HST and applicable fees, and individual day passes are $79.00 + HST and applicable fees.  VIP tickets will be a new addition to the festival this year.  Priced at $249, they include preferred viewing area, preferred entry, washrooms and bar access.

After more than 50,000 people visited the Saint John waterfront to explore AREA 506’s Shipping Container Village, the idea will grow again in 2018.  Admission will be free and accessible to the public on both Saturday and Sunday and will be populated by an incredible diversity of New Brunswick multi-cultural associations, artisans, makers, and brands.  Food trucks will once again be onsite for festival go-ers and will include a selection of offerings from across the province.

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