2024 Lineup

Something for Everyone

Thursday, June 13

Presented by the town of Sussex.

This show is free to attend and showcases the amazing regional talent we have in New Brunswick.

Audience favourites from this night will be invited back to open for Friday and Saturday!

See below for a list of performers!

Friday, June 14

Presented by Pleasant Valley Market

Maximum Overdrive is the east coast’s hottest new party band – playing a diverse selection of 80s gems from artists like INXS, Duran Duran, The Pixies, Cindy Lauper, The Cure, Madonna, Billy Idol, New Order, DEVO, Tears for Fears, and many more. You’ve seen them all on stages across Canada and beyond with a host of awesome bands—but you’ve never seen them like this.

Join the party. Live the 80s. Go to Maximum Overdrive.

Saturday, June 15

Presented by the Downey Team – IG Wealth Management

Based in Saint John, The Artificially Hip are a tribute band to one of Canada’s greatest rock n’ roll bands: The Tragically Hip.

Come out and experience the closest thing to seeing the Hip live, right here on the SummerFEST stage.

Haystack Jams Lineup

Regional Talent Showcase

We Love Local Talent

When we started planning SummerFEST 2024 we had two major goals in mind: more local artist involvement, and a free show for the community. Thus, Haystack Jams was born.

Over the last few weeks artists from across the region have applied to be part of Haystack Jams. Our selection committee worked diligently to select the six artists below as the finalists.

These six will take the stage on June 13 and the audience favourites from this show will be invited back to open for Maximum Overdrive and The Artificially Hip.

Make sure to come out and show your support so that your favourites can get the recognition they deserve!

Rewarding Local Artists

Free isn’t free, and although attendance doesn’t cost anything for the audience, we believe in supporting local artists. In addition to feeling the love from the SummerFEST audience, all Haystack Jams performers will receive:

  • A (modest) booking fee for their performance
  • Free weekend pass for all performing members
  • Another booking fee upon being booked for Friday or Saturday night

Balysto is a high energy Caribbean-style steel band with 20+ pannists and percussionists performing calypso, reggae, pop, soul, disco, retro rock & roll and Latin music, with everything in between.

Ceeb Dread has been holding down Fredericton, New Brunswick for more than twenty years. No other rapper embodies hip-hop the same way Ceeb does. His entire being is dedicated to his craft of MCing and rocking the mic. 

Hey, my name is Jacob. I’m 17 years old from Darlings Island, New Brunswick. I’m living the farm life and always have a soundtrack of classic country tunes keeping me company. I love the diverse stories that music tells. From the moment I picked up the guitar, I felt inspired to perform and share my love of music and story telling with everyone I can.

Hailing from Fredericton New Brunswick Richie Young has been on the music scene since 2015. His music is an original take on the classic rock sound. With his one man band set up consisting of vocals, electric guitar, harmonica, bass drum, and a handmade foot snare drum.

Youth Nation is a pop music duo with over 10 years of experience including a catalog of 100+ original songs and years of live performances ranging from New Brunswick to Toronto.

Hailing from the Kennebecasis Valley of New Brunswick, Canada and with songwriting that draws from both classic folk and modern pop influences, Zack Ingles’ soulful storytelling has garnered rave reviews from fans and critics across the maritimes.