SappyFest Seven Is Calling For You

SappyFest Seven
“Like a Virgin”
August 3-5, 2012
Sackville, New Brunswick

Call for Proposals (non-musical and other projects)
Deadline: February 14th, 2012

SappyFest is currently seeking proposals for non-musical, other, and ongoing awesome creative projects to present alongside our always fantastic line-up of musical entertainment. We are interested in your spectacles, installations, prints/multiples, dances, circus acts, performances, interventions and relaxation services.

Generally we are looking for things that are ongoing or ambient, that is, not requiring a scheduled block of time with a dedicated audience sitting down watching you. We are seeking projects that will be embedded and intertwined within the broader SappyFest program, participatory and engaging or perhaps subtle, ephemeral or ambiguous. Mostly we’re after some amazing creative projects that will compliment the rich cultural tapestry that is SappyFest.

We will pay modest honorariums and contributions to materials when applicable. Fees will depend on the scope of individual projects.

Proposals should Include:

- a brief but detailed project description outlining what you would like to do and what you need to do it. (500 words max)

- artist/collective biography and/or CV

- relevant work samples (preferably online)

- a budget if applicable

How to send your proposals to us:

- We’re all trying to produce less paper but we will accept applications through the mail if this suits you and your situation.

SappyFest
6 Ford Lane
Sackville NB
E4L 3X1

- We do prefer email proposals, email submissions@sappyfest.com with your project proposal and online links to your work sample, portfolio etc.

- If you have to send us attachments over 10MB, please use a free web service like yousendit.com, rapidfire, or dropbox etc. Or, post it somewhere else and send a link.

- Are we making this more complicated than it is?

Thank you. We look forward to reviewing your proposals.

Unfortunately we don’t have the time or resources to reply to every submission. If we are interested in your project you should hear something in March.

For more information please contact: submissions@sappyfest.com or call 506 939 3339

SappyFest is a little independent music festival produced annually in Sackville, New Brunswick. Our seventh offering will take place August 3-5, 2012.

The SappyFest Mainstage site is a combination of two large tents, beer garden, merchandise market and uncovered open space with a capacity of 2000. The site is located in the heart of downtown Sackville, on Bridge Street, closing down the main commercial thoroughfare while creating a vibrant, high-profile epicentre for the festival.

Side stages are all within walking distance and include a free outdoor bandstand, art deco movie house, turn of the century United church, and a Royal Canadian Legion.

Now a registered non-profit organization, SappyFest Incorporated, the festival was founded in 2006 by the good people of Sappy Records, Julie Doiron, Jon Claytor and Paul Henderson. At the time it seemed like a more feasible way to get all our friends together than a wedding, and certainly more fun than releasing records into the ether.

http://www.sappyfest.com

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Sleepwalk Guitar Festival in Toronto

Having the chance to work on the first Sleepwalk Guitar Festival in the production of the “Interview Session’s” with some of the best guitarists around was a great pleasure and was a reminder of just how talented some musicians are.

Take a look at the photos we were able to sneaked while working away over the three days.

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SappyFest6, SappyFest Six, SappyFestVI, Etc…

“With Or Without You” Is The Sixth Version of the Amazing Festival That Takes Over Sackville, NS

If your not going be sure to download their free Festival Sampler.

Coupon Code: sap2011x3d

Think of it as a way to help with the grief of not attending the festival.

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Things We Have Done Aside From Post On The Website

Sleep/Sleeping/Slept

Listening to and Searching Out New Upcoming Artists on the East Coast

Attended the East Coast Music Awards Week Chaos

Avoiding Most Live Shows After the East Coast Music Awards Week Chaos

Planning What Summer Festivals To Attend [Evolve, SappyFest, Hillside (sadly same time as Evolve), FollyFest, MFest, probably more but we need to do more of item one to think better]

Avoiding the Festivals Which Have Non-Stop Radio Ads [You Know Which Ones, We Shall Not Name Them]

Editing Video Of Past Live Preformances

Shooting Commercials For A Production House

Going To The Beach

Wishing We Went To The Beach More Often

Wishing That The Dunk Had More Gatherings & Was Closer

Forgetting To Change This Post From A Draft So It Is Actually Online

Wishing This Was A Better Post

 

We do hope to check out lots of music this summer but we could always listen to your suggestions.

Email us at info@eastcoastmsuic.tv with who you think should be on our summer play lists, what festivals should be attended and what should be on the radar as upcoming talent.

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In-Flight Safety Perform in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Here are some photos of In-Flight Safety performing on their recent European tour.

We could not pass on asking our close photographer friend Robert van Waarden to snap for images for us while the guys were in his town. Since In-Flight Safety are performing at the Export Stage on Friday Afternoon at the Delta Prince Edward we thought it would be wrong to not capture their live set in the capital and largest city of the Netherlands.  (Tickets for ECMA Export Stage showcase are available here). They also have a second performance at The Guild (Queen & Richmond) hosted by CBC radio host Craig Norris and promoted by their own Night Danger label which has a line up featuring label-mates Milks & Rectangles and friends Jenn Grant, Paper Lions, Boxer The Horse & The North Lakes.

In-Flight Safety is a perfect example of how East Coast Artists can progress their careers. After winning the XM Satellite Radio Group Recording of the Year in 2007 they have kept themselves busy worked hard with the release of “We are An Empire My Dear“, made multiple music videos and of course took their show on the road to many large North American festivals like North By North East and South By South West.

Shortly after the 2011 ECMA’s the band will take off again to Europe for The Great Escape Festival, the Liverpool Sound City Festival and a handful of stops around the United Kingdom in between.

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Wintersleep take on Brussels

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Wintersleep in Brussels, a set on Flickr.

We could not pass on the chance of seeing Wintersleep in Europe again so we flew on up to Brussels to catch them and Rah Rah perform.

Here are a few images from their set and a video or two will soon follow  to showcase their European performance in the next few weeks.

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Need A Reason To Attend a Festival. Take A Look At Evolve 11

The Evolve Festival is certainly the East Coast of Canada’s answer to the question ‘Should I Attend a Music Festival?’

If you need to even think twice after watching this video from Hemming House Pictures then perhaps music isn’t for you.

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