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Can't miss line-up for Long Day's Night Music Festival

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Plan to attend the 2016 Long Day's Night Music Festival! Come celebrate four of the longest days of the year with great music in the big-top tent in Swift Current on June 23-26.  Plan to take advantage of the SGI-sponsored free rides home - right to your door step. 


Thursday, June 23
The Wet Secrets
A six piece rock'n'roll dance band that plays the kind of music you could expect to hear if The Stranglers piggybacked Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass through the Rose Parade.  Swampy basslines, primal drumming, dancing ladies with brassy hornsticks, keys, congas & vocal harmonies galore.

Formed on a dare by Lyle Bell, Trevor Anderson and Kim Rackel, the bass and horn-heavy group burst onto the scene with 2006's A Whale of a Cow. Written and recorded within one week of the band's formation, the album was a clarion call to anyone within earshot that The Wet Secrets had arrived.  

After a hiatus spent focusing on other projects the band released a deceptively sunny new album, Free Candy, in early 2014. Free Candy marks a dramatic leap forward for the band in both songwriting and attitude, with the addition of local psych-pop wizard Paul Arnusch (Faunts/Whitsundays), wunderkind Emma Frazier, and, most recently, the saxophone-swingin' timbale tickler Christan Maslyk.

"The Wet Secrets are the best rock 'n' roll band to ever come out of Edmonton, and one of the best ever from Alberta." - Grant Lawrence, CBC Radio 3 / CBC Music

We Were Lovers
Opening for The Wet Secrets will be We Were Lovers, known for their dancey beats, swirling atmospheric guitars, and dynamic synths they convey a wide array of moods and themes, as strong female vocals wrap stories of love and loss around catchy melodies. Ash Lamothe and Elsa Gebremichael have mastered a pop balance infusing electro, dreamy, rock and disco elements and have an undeniable connection that radiates from the stage.
   
We Were Lovers

The Wet Secrets
Opening Act:  We Were Lovers
Thursday, June 23 at Long Day's Night Music Festival
Doors: 7:30pm  Music: 8:30pm
$30

Friday, June 24
Johnny McCuaig Band
Energy, melody, distinctive rock and roll with bagpipes but Celtic they are not.  The Johnny McCuaig Band is one of the few left in the music industry that displays integrity, originality and willingness to push the envelope of creativity.  They are a 5 piece rock band that is fresh, heavy, experimental and best of all popular.
If you are in the mood for something more refreshing than a cold pint on a sweaty day, its time to experience the Johnny McCuaid Band. This bagpipe sensation has people groping for superlatives trying to define this McCuagian Sound. Try to imagine a band that can seamlessly blend and twist almost every style of popular music together. The Blues mixed with a 70's groove. A chugging rock guitar interlaced with Scottish Bagpipes.
The Johnny McCuaig Band is distinctive. Johnny brings bagpipes to a whole new level by playing them as a lead instrument; much like a guitar including all the effects, all while wearing a kilt!  The band is positive, on the edge (and sometimes over!), experimental, sexy and definitely something not to be missed.
DJ Baby Daddy 
Opening for the Johnny McCuaig Band is, DJ Baby Daddy.  
 
DJ Baby Daddy
 
Johnny McCuaig Band
Opening Act: DJ Baby Daddy
Friday, June 24 at Long Day's Night Music Festival
Doors: 7:30pm  Music: 8:30pm
$30
Saturday, June 25
Hollerado
Hollerado is a Canadian indie rock band, originally from a small town just outside of Ottawa, Ontario.  The Band consists of, Meeno Versteeg, Nixon Boyd, Dean Baxter and Jake Boyd; in 2011 they were nominated for the Juno Award, Best New Group.

The band believes very strongly in helping out other bands, and that they would not be where they are now if people hadn't believed in them once upon a time. They have shared the stage with many bands, including Passion Pit, The Flaming Lips, and Weezer, ad they've accompanied The Stills on a tour to China. Their live shows are jacked up and full of fun!
Little Junior
Reigning from Toronto, Ontario, Little Junior is a Garage Pop band that was officially formed almost 2 years ago.  The group of four have been making music together since they were kids. Their sound is everything you'd expect from childhood friends; bombastic, often mischievous, discordant at times but like all good friends, extremely tight.

They sing about what they know from a uniquely wry perspective; beers, breakups, rock and roll, cigarettes, trying to get famous.  Little Junior play the only way they know how - leaving it all on the stage.  Big hooks give way to bigger guitar lines, and while their songs are often short, they always leave you wanting more.
 
 Little Junior

Hollerado
Opening Act:  Little Junior  
Saturday, June 25 at Long Day's Night Music Festival
Doors: 7:30pm  Music: 8:30pm
$30
Sunday, June 26
The Matinee
The Matinee are one part roots, one part rock, one part whiskey, and one part boot-stomping party. They are a band that delivers such a complete musical panorama right from the get-go.  They have outstanding songs, a fantastic stage show, and a classic look and sound. The Matinee manage to capture a timeless sound and energy that combines the very best elements of some of the greatest roots-rock-alternative artists ever known.

After years of roadwork and growth, playing everywhere from prisons to air force bases and every watering hole in between, The Matinee has found its niche ploughing the middle ground between rural festivals and the urban hipster ground zero of your choice.  With an explosive live show that has been described as "an uproar of stomping, clapping, and blazing chops," The Matinee are in the rare position of being welcome almost everywhere they go.

Don't miss the last show of the 2016 Long Day's Night Music Festival as we start of the summer with a bang!
Nick Faye
and the Deputies
Opening for The Matinee, is Saskatchewan-born Nick Faye.  The band, Nick Faye and the Deputies, released their debut full length album "The Last Best West" in May 2011 to favourable reviews and extensive community radio airtime across North America.

"Harvest EP" is a byproduct of a broken heart, rough hands, weary eyes, and an idle mind. The songs were written by Faye while working as a farmhand at his family farm near Kelliher, SK during the summer of 2012. The band travelled to the same farmhouse in October to record the songs. Most recently Nick Faye and the Deputies released their EP Lambswool on March 25, 2016. The EP explores the social consequences of mental and physical fatigue that touring musicians frequently experience while on tour.

Faye has shared the stage with notable artists such as Shad, Arkells, Rah Rah, Teen Daze, Northcote, Zach Lucky, Andy Shauf, Fisticuffs and We Were Lovers.
 
Nick Faye and the Deputies

The Matinee
Opening Act: Nick Faye and the Deputies
Sunday, June 26 at Long Day's Night Music Festival
Doors: 7:30pm  Music: 8:30pm
$30

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