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THE 9th ANNUAL EVOLVE MUSIC AND AWARENESS FESTIVAL

3 days of opening minds and shaking booties in a spectacular Maritime

oceanside setting!

featuring: !!!, DJ MARK FARINA, BATTLES, BENVENUTO RUSSO DUO, THE

JIMMY SWIFT BAND, SLOWCOASTER, THAT 1 GUY, SKRATCH BASTID, GRATEFULLY

DEADICATED SOUNDSYSTEM, CHAMELEON PROJECT and so much more!

For complete lineup and ticket information please visit

www.evolvefestival.com

Limited number of tickets will be sold -- only 400 early bird passes available!

$120 in advance, and $135 at the gate

Publicity:360 Degrees Artists

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The countdown is on for the 9th Annual Evolve Music and Awareness

Festival! This staple of the East Coast summer music scene will take

place over the weekend of July 25-27, set in a spectacular location

with breathtaking Atlantic coast vistas just outside Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Evolve is a grassroots festival that has grown to become a showcase

for music, environmental issues; and a celebration of the beauty that

is uniquely Maritime. It is entirely dedicated to sustainable

environmental stewardship; the largest festival of its kind in Canada.

Thousands will enjoy, a significant percentage of which will travel

from outside the province to enjoy three days of great music from over

40 different acts on multiple stages.

Evolve strives to present the best musical performances of the summer,

and this year is no exception. With new favourites and old, we will

dance ourselves across the musical spectrum --from rock to jazz to

funk, from world music, to hip hop, to electronica, and back again.

From festival mainstays like Slowcoaster, Grand Theft Bus and the

Gratefully Deadicated Soundsystem, to the return of the

still-talked-about That One Guy, and Newfoundland's Hey Rosetta!, Evolve offers

something for just about everyone's live music taste buds. And when

the sun goes down, the DJs come out to shine – from Steve the Viking

to Sonny D, Mizz Maxine to DJ Dono.

Besides offering amazing music, Evolve is committed to being one of

Canada's greenest events – and this year has upped the ante by

declaring the festival to be zero-waste. Evolve strives to set a

standard for sustainable festivals -- by utilizing renewable energy

sources, using recycled paper and vegetable-based inks for all printed

materials, biodegradable plates and utensils for food vending, organic

cotton and hemp t-shirts, reducing waste and environmental impact and

most significantly providing a forum to network and learn more about

social and environmental issues. In addition, Evolve will plant a tree

for every ticket sold, in cooperation with In Ticketing and Trees For

the Future. Also on the holistic awareness tip, there will be a

number of workshops offered in the Awareness Village. From the magic

of wheatgrass, to straw bale construction, to yoga, massage, and

Reiki, the festival has many opportunities to help you evolve your

body, mind and soul.

The three-day Evolve festival has general camping as well as a

quiet/family camping area. There will be full-service facilities

including running water, portable washrooms, clean drinking water, and

shower/wash stations. There is also a kids' play zone with organized

activities and music for the youngsters and, as usual, a vendor's area

will offer a diverse range of scrumptious food to keep people

energized. The vendors' area will also feature many unique crafts and

garments.

Exclaim Magazine says "Evolve Serves as the summer's marquee event of

the Maritimes"

Pitchfork Media chose Evolve Festival as one of their top Festival in their guide to the 2008 summer festival season

CBC Radio says" Evolve is one of the Top Ten Summer Festivals of 2008"

Elizabeth May, Green Party Leader of Canada says "Evolve is a great

event and rapidly recognized as THE alternative and green music event

of the summer. Hats off to the Evolve Team!"

For all ticket info, vendor locations and to see photos and videos

from previous Evolve Festivals please visit www.evolvefestival.com

Visit www.evolvefestival.com for further information and detailed

artists descriptions; digital film images are available on the Evolve

Festival website at www.evolvefestival.com/media

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Video from previous Evolve festivals to help get you in the mood:

Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra at Evolve Festival 2006

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=j4H4-lFaLGM

Highlights of the Evolve Festival 2004

Features Medeski Martin and Wood, Jimmy Swift Band, The Wassabi Collective, The Slip, Universal Soul, Kid Koala and Bullfrog, and others.

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=G-lTvn3L4tw

Johnny Sleep Depp at Evolve Festival 2007

Johnny Sleep Depp rippin it up sat night at evolve, while a huge thunder storm breaks out and takes out the power

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=b_StTg-k8jU

Robb G at Evolve Festival 2007

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=dabKLqol1Ig

Slowcoaster performing Rasta Flag at Evolve 2007

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=nOapMui5BQQ

Wassabi Collective @ Evolve 2005

Wassabi Collective and hulagirl at Evolve Festival Main Stage 2005

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-5q2R5Awt8

Lotus Live at Evolve 2007

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=YdFDa_5kio0

Slowcoaster playing Fuck Last Night at Evolve 2007

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=OM22Gvc9nfQ

Hulagirl fire hoopin @ Evolve 2005

Hulagirl Fire Hoopin w/ Wassabi Collective @ Evolve 2005

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=F0gfIRYvCNw

Classified @ Evolve 2007

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=F0cFBxFkPeQ

That1Guy playing One at Evolve 2007

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=gYiGmXZiZSU

Crazy Thunder and Lightening storm @ Evolve 8

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=YcurltARyvM

Evolve 2007's Wagon Race, 'Team Fun - FBOC'

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=G7OC4OzZBc8

FBOC Wagon Race at Evolve 2007

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=U1KcF0H-0O0

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Look for the Toronto Maple Leaf Canadian flag and you'll find us! Leaving latenight wed....so pumped!

Deal ill be keeping a eye out for yeas! Ill be that hammered mess stompin around haha I leave Wedsnday night aswell and as soon as I land in Saint John Im heading to Freedy town for some Reggea night fun haha So should be a Action packed lead up to Evolve! And I think it will be Crazy Spicy Some Slowco to get the Mooooood Goin Crazy! Then some Chameleon Project afterwards to take it to a new level of party!! Whooo Super pumped now!

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We're camping near fredericton on thursday night, then hittin' the fest on friday morning!! I'll keep an eye out for the messy hickster! mmmmm....spicy chameleon....can't wait!

Keep your eyes on the ground. Hickster's like the winter sun, nice when it's up, but goes down early.

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