(performing 5:00 pm on Friday, Sept. 7)
Afie Jurvanen isn't from the Bahamas. He's a Finnish-Canadian from Barrie--a working class town in rural Ontario. But his chosen epithet is fitting. Since 2009 he's been making music under the name Bahamas--writing songs about sunsets, love affairs, and making out with crooked smiles. Through simple arrangements, he charts an escape route from the snow belt to the coral reefs.

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(performing 6:15 pm on Friday, Sept. 7)
When discussing 'Father John Misty', former Fleet Foxes drummer Josh Tillman paraphrases Philip Roth: "It's all of me and none of me, if you can't see that, you won't get it. What I call it is totally arbitrary, but I like the name. You've got to have a name. I never got to choose mine."

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(performing 7:30 pm on Friday, Sept. 7)
Musician/emcee K'Naan Warsame is the grandson of Haji Mohamed, one of Somalia's most famous poets, and nephew of famed Somali singer Magool. He's creating his own musical path through reggae, funk, pop, soul and, above all, hip-hop. New album coming soon!

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(performing 9:00 pm on Friday, Sept. 7)
Torq, Amy, Chris, Evan & Patty return to Summersonic after their unforgettable performance in 2008.
New Stars album 'The North' coming September 4th, 2012.

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(performing 4:00 pm on Saturday, Sept. 8)
Mo Kenney is 22 years-old and resides in Waverley, Nova Scotia. Mo writes songs on a Hensel parlour guitar and enjoys singing them for people when the opportunities arise. A few of the songs are happy. Most are not. Mo has performed at ECMA, Stan Rogers Festival, Evolve, Nova Scotia Music Week, The Company House and the Carleton. Mo's song "Eden" won the 10 x 10 video contest during the Atlantic Film Festival. Mo is currently working on a debut album at the Scotland Yard with Joel Plaskett producing. It will be released September 25th, 2012 on New Scotland Records. -- Buy tickets now!


(performing 4:45 pm on Saturday, Sept. 8)
Old Man Luedecke, is one of Canada's best loved and most intriguing roots singer-songwriters. "An original, he is a musical singularity to be savoured and shared", says the Vancouver Folk Festival. His memorable melodies, poetic sense and easy charisma appeal to anyone searching for new growth from old roots. Old Man Luedecke was born in Toronto but has made his home for years in the music rich maritime province of Nova Scotia, on the east coast of Canada. There his music has been wholeheartedly adopted and is becoming representative for its traditional storytelling folk elements. New album coming soon! -- Buy tickets now!


(performing 5:35 pm on Saturday, Sept. 8)
The best performing songwriters, the ones who sound like they really mean what they're singing about, tend to come from areas known for hard times and hard work. Like say, Perth-Andover, a rural blue-collar village in the Canadian Maritime province of New Brunswick - the home of acclaimed singer-songwriter and guitarist Matt Andersen.

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(performing 6:50 pm on Saturday, Sept. 8)
Called "the most important record producer to emerge in the Eighties" by Rolling Stone, Daniel Lanois has drawn kudos for his work with U2, Peter Gabriel, and Bob Dylan. Like his sometime collaborator Brian Eno, Lanois has shown a flair for delicate, atmospheric touches, both in producing material for other musicians and in his own projects as a composer and recording artist. Stressing emotional vibrancy over the technical aspects of making albums, Lanois has recorded in such unlikely settings as castles and dairy barns in his efforts to elicit honest, spontaneous performances. The results of this visceral approach have ranged from the soaring intensity of U2's The Joshua Tree to the moody, understated passion of Lanois' solo efforts. -- Buy tickets now!


(performing 8:10 pm on Saturday, Sept. 8)
A native of Syracuse, N.Y., and the tenth of 12 children, Martin Sexton grew up in the '80s. Uninterested in the music of the day, he fueled his dreams with the timeless sounds of classic rock 'n roll. As he discovered the dusty old vinyl left in the basement by one his big brothers, his musical fire was lit. Sexton eventually migrated to Boston, where he began to build a following singing on the streets of Harvard Square, gradually working his way through the scene.

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(performing 9:15 on Saturday, Sept. 8)
The recent past has certainly seen Harper at a creative peak, juggling several high-profile, far-flung projects. Yet somewhere amidst all this activity, he found the time and the focus to write a new set of songs that represents the most personal and diverse collection in his career.

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(performing 3:30 pm on Sunday, Sept. 9)
The Motorleague is the anthem to every bad break-up or shitty boss you've ever had. Crafting songs that have been called "The Anthems Of The Call Center Generation", this band has been running on all cylinders since inception. New album coming soon!

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(performing 4:15 pm on Sunday, Sept. 9)
Meet The Stanfields, a maelstrom of rock 'n' roll, Celtic and bluegrass. Hailing from the gritty post-industrial towns of Nova Scotia, The Stanfields play every show like it's their collective last night on earth. Their kitchen party harmonies, thunderous rhythm section, high-octane stage show and genuine chemistry have won over audiences clear across the nation. New album Death & Taxes coming September 18th, 2012!

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(performing 5:10 pm on Sunday, Sept. 9)
Have you ever seen a bunch of friendlier looking guys? I haven't.

New album Failed States coming September 4th, 2012!

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(performing 6:20 pm on Sunday, Sept. 9)
Orange County punk veterans the Vandals trace their roots back to the earliest days of their local scene, but didn't really make much of an impact as recording artists until the '90s. Sometimes satirical and mostly silly, the Vandals also remained staunchly independent for their entire career, releasing records on a variety of punk indies that afforded them financial and creative control. What was more, their steady lineup from 1989 on afforded them a degree of stability uncommon in punk circles. Solid career management allowed the Vandals to thrive up into the new millennium, over two decades after their formation. -- Buy tickets now!


(performing 7:45 pm on Sunday, Sept. 9)
Goleta, California's Lagwagon first burst on the scene way back in 1988 playing a unique brand of speedy, highly technical pop-punk that made them one of the most influential punk bands of the 90's. The first band ever signed to Fat Wreck Chords and the definitive act on the label, Lagwagon were pioneers in creating the now-famous 'Fat Wreck sound' with their speedy drums, guitar virtuosity and undeniable melodies. They've influenced hundreds of thousands of kids, been around the world more times than Ferdinand Magellan and twisted and redefined themselves over the course of a career that spans almost twenty-five years. -- Buy tickets now!


(performing 9:15 pm on Sunday, Sept. 9)
Doomsday scenarios are often predictive about an ending in life, revealing just what would occur if the world pushed itself to the brink of extinction. And the term "endgame" typically parallels such thinking, often evoking concepts of finality or termination. But for Rise Against, this particular endgame might just be their beginning. As the title of the band's sixth full-length studio album - and the moniker of the album's title track - Endgame is indicative of both a world that has run its course, and perhaps ushering in an entirely new start.
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The Garrison Grounds are at the corner of Bell Road and Sackville Street. (Civic address: 5425 Sackville St. Halifax, NS / GPS coordinates: N 44.38760 W 063.34637)

By foot: Begin at the Halifax waterfront. Start uphill on any street and head toward Brunswick St. Look for the city's famous Old Town Clock, which is located at the base of Citadel Hill. You should also see the signal flags of the Citadel flying high above the ramparts. Climb the stairs in front of the Clock and you'll see the entrance for the Halifax Citadel. Alternatively, it is a gentler and more accessible climb to follow the sidewalk from the Sackville St. entrance (vehicle entrance).

By bus: Metro Transit has multiple routes that service downtown Halifax.

By car: Visitors to Halifax can choose to enter the city on several major highways. Follow the road signage to downtown Halifax. There is no dedicated parking however a list of downtown parkades and parking can be located here:

By plane: Halifax is serviced by the Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport, located 35 km from Halifax on Highway 102.

By rail: Via Rail has regular train service to Halifax. The train station is located at 1161 Hollis St.

No coolers, chairs, or umbrellas. No outside food or drink (excluding 1 sealed bottle of water no larger than 750 ml). No re-entry. No weapons. No professional cameras (still, video). No skateboards or bicycles. No dogs. No items deemed contrary to public safety. Smoking will be permitted in designated areas only. All bags will be checked prior to entry

What Time do the gates open? Friday at 4pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.

Can I leave the grounds and re-enter? Sorry there will be no re-entry.

Will there be food and drink on site? Yes, there will be food and drink vendors on site.

Will there be an ATM on site? Yes, there will be an ATM on site.

Am I able to bring my child with me? Children under 5 are granted free admission with their parent or guardian.

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