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Media Release – Groundswell Music Festival


(Halifax, NS) November 19, 20 and 21 the 1st Annual GroundSwell Music Festival will feature the music of headline acts The Stanfields, The Town Heroes, and Rawlins Cross at Halifax’s legendary Olympic Hall. The festival is a celebration of what Nova Scotia is renowned for around the world: our music and our hospitality!

One of Canada’s most accomplished and beloved Celtic bands, Rawlins Cross kicks off the Festival on November 19 with their first public show in Halifax in three years. Local folk-pop band, Hillsburn, opens the night. Doors at 7:00 PM. Show starts at 8:00 PM.

The Town Heroes take the stage on November 20 for the official Halifax launch of their latest album, Please, Everyone (to be released November 6). The new album follows up on the success of their 2014 sophomore record, Sunday Movies, for which the band won an unprecedented five Music Nova Scotia Awards and three East Coast Music Awards. The Mike Bochoff Band, opens the night. Doors at 7:00 PM. Show starts at 8:30 PM.

On November 21, The Stanfields return to the east coast from their national tour for the Halifax launch of their latest album, Modem Operandi. One of the East Coast’s most popular bands, this special homecoming show will also kick off the band’s Maritime tour, dates to be announced. Hillsburn will open the show. Doors at 7:00 PM. Show starts at 8:30 PM.

In keeping with the Festival’s theme of local music, local food and local drink, our partners at Garrison, Bulwark Cider and Devonian Coast will offer a selection of their best beer, cider and wine – including Garrison’s special brew Modem HOPerandi, created to celebrate the launch of The Stanfields’ new recording. Chef Live and Sobeys are also working together to source our best local seafood, meat and produce to create a unique menu of local food offerings for each night of the festival.

Join the celebration! We have a variety of ticket packages available, including VIP passes. Early bird pricing is available until Sunday, October 25th!

To purchase tickets and for more information on the GroundSwell Music Festival and on our artists, please visit GroundSwell Music here.

Thank you to our event partners Sobeys, Chef Live, Bulwark Traditional Craft Cider, Garrison Brewing Company, Devonian Coast Wineries, Radio 96.5 and Q104 Halifax.

GroundSwell Music is an award winning Independent Artist Management & Label Co. based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Clients include @thestanfields, @thetownheroes, @hillsburnband, @rawlins_cross, @mikebochoffband & @carletonstone,  Follow GroundSwell Music on twitter and on facebook.

Media Contact:
Kimberly Sinclair | SpinCount
(902) 350-3968