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Evolve Festival to be held August 3 to 5 in Antigonish NS

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The Annual EVOLVE Festival is excited to announce that the much-anticipated three-day music and camping festival will happen on a new weekend August 3, 4, and 5 at an outdoor venue in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CANADA.

EVOLVE 2006 was the largest Evolve yet, uniting some 5,000 campers, deejays, activists and music enthusiasts from all over North America Evolve has always featured the most diverse and eclectic musical lineups on the East Coast, drawing hundreds of local and international artists from the worlds of Rock, Jazz, Alternative, Roots and Electronic Music. The line up included: kos, Mike Gordon & Ramble Dove, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, The Be Good Tanyas, DJ Sneak, The Jimmy Swift Band, DJ Dan, Wassabi Collective, Donald Glaude, High Plains Drifter and more !

Past International performers include:
Michael Franti and Spearhead (San Francisco, CA)
Medeski Martin and Wood (New York City, NY)
The Slip (Boston, MA)
Vorzca featuring Ray from DAVE MATTHEWS & FRIENDS (Burlington, VT)
Mark Farina (San Francisco, CA)
Doc Martin (Los Angeles, CA)
Steve Kimock (Bethlehem, PA)
Surprise Me Mr. Davis (Northern California)
Jungle Brothers (New York City, NY)
DJ Harry (Boulder, Colorado)

Notable Canadian Artists who have performed at EVOLVE include:
The Trews (Antigonish)
The Rheostatics (Toronto)
Luther Wright and the Wrongs (Kingston)
Bulfrog w/Kid Koala (Montreal)
The Jimmy Swift Band (Halifax)
Chris Brown and Kate Fenner (Toronto)
Wassabi Collective (Nelson, BC)
Burt Neilson Band (Thunder Bay)
Stephen Franke and the Noises From the Toolshed (Victoria)

EVOLVE is also the largest "green" festival in Canada. In 2005, EVOLVE powered several stages on low-emission Bio-Diesel (vegetable oil), employed solar and wind power on-site and held demonstrations of alternative energy generation in its Awareness Village. EVOLVE proudly maintains an ambitious event recycling and composting program on-site, and favors 100% post consumer recycled chlorine-free paper for its marketing materials.

This years EVOLVE will feature over 35 workshops and activities in the popular Awareness Village, offering everything from yoga to fire spinning, as well as the Wee Wild Ones kids zone and another installment of its Independent Film Series.

EVOLVE is about more than just really great music. Its our small but genuine attempt to inspire positive change in the world. And it's working!
- Jimmy Dorey, Festival Producer

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