Wednesday, 27 June 2018 16:41

Long Day's Night Music Festival in Swift Current, June 21-24

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A musical celebration of the summer solstice took place at the Long Day's Night Music Festival in Swift Current, June 21-24. There were four nights of quality entertainment under a big top tent by entertainers from different musical genres. The tent was packed on opening night for the appearance of the popular Saskatchewan band The Dead South, who won the 2018 Juno award for traditional roots album of the year with their unique blend of bluegrass and classic folk. Swift Current alternative rock  band The Moon Runners started a night of high energy music on June 22 with their scientist rock. The Vancouver-based The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer then played their gritty blues-rock. The June 23 performers were the Saskatoon band The Steadies, which combines rock and reggae to create island rock, and the Vancouver eight-piece band Five Alarm Funk that mixes up gypsy-rock with afro-funk and a few other genres. The festival concluded on June 24 with a performance by roots rock artist Terra Lightfoot from Hamilton, Ontario, who included Swift Current as a stop on her current North American and European tour. Pictured are performances by The Dead South, The Moon Runners, and The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer.



 
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Matthew Liebenberg

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