2016 Schedules Available

Stanfest 2016 is nearly upon us! This year’s lineup is as strong as any, and we’re happy to say that the full schedule for our daytime stages and Main Stage concerts is now available. Click on the image below to open the full schedule in a new tab or window. Revised this year are the Thursday Night Kick-Off Party and After-Hours Parties at the Canso Arena. From 7pm to 9pm Thursday night, we will be hosting a Celebrating 20 Years Reception at the Arena. This event is open to all (19+). Mix and mingle with friends from festivals past while photos from the past 20 years are projected, and Antigonish videographer Peter Murphy‘s 1998 documentary on the making of the first festival, Rise Again, is screened. Following that, in the place of the regular Kick-Off Party we will be running two Songwriter’s Circles hosted by Bruce Guthro, a format we introduced last year which…

Mainstage 2016 – The Stars Will Be Out

We are thrilled to announce our Mainstage concerts for this year. They are 20th Anniversary worthy if we do say so ourselves. Remember if you aren’t a camper and/or can’t spend the weekend at Stanfest, you can come for just a day, or even for just an evening. Buy Online or phone our office at 1-888-554-7826. Cross Stanfest off your “Bucket List” this year.    

New for 2016 – Evening Only Tickets


We received a lot of feedback over the past two years that patrons wanted the option to come for evening concerts only. Historically only a fell day ticket has been available. While most attendees choose a weekend pass or a full day ticket, the part-day ticket is a useful option for local/regional day-trippers who want to just catch the Main Stage. “Last year we saw more day-trippers than usual, a result of a strong marketing push in that direction. With camping-only accommodations we expect this new ticket to be very popular.” – Troy Greencorn Tickets can be purchased at https://ww3.ticketpro.ca/groups.php?id=140

“Make the Mainstage” Winners Announced


Our Make the Mainstage Contest is over. We had 55 entries, 21,000 visits to view videos and 9,900 votes. Thanks for making a dream come true for 6 deserving artists. And the winners are: Drake Adams, Jesse Cox, Sarah Pound, Julia Tynes, John Wayne Donovan and Kevin Davison. See them shine at #stanfest20years. See other artists announced to date at http://www.stanfest.com/artists/. Festival dates are July 1,2,3. Tickets and camping are onsale now. Don’t delay. Its gonna be the biggest family reunion of the summer in N.S.