A week from today (Friday, July 29), the population of the Republic of SappyFest will boom as the 11th edition of the festival takes place. It’s three days of music, food, comedy, friendship and sleep deprivation located in Sackville, N.B. This playlist features artists playing, a lineup that includes lots of fresh homegrown talent from the province, including Sackville’s very own Partner. SappyFest favourites like Shotgun Jimmie, Adrian Teacher and Julie Doiron (with the Wooden Stars this year) return alongside past Sappy favourites. A handful of bands will play Sappy for the first time, including Toronto’s Dilly Dally and Fake Palms.
This Friday Playlist covers most of the bands playing the festival (a few performers don’t have music on Soundcloud yet). It’s in chronological order for the most part, beginning with Friday night openers Adrian Teacher and the Subs and wrapping up with local electronic artist Zach Bruce who closes things late Sunday night.