S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival 2008 – Complete Line-Up Announced 151 BANDS, 12 VENUES, 16 STAGES AND ONE HELL OF A DAY – MVRemix Rock

S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival 2008 – Complete Line-Up Announced 151 BANDS, 12 VENUES, 16 STAGES AND ONE HELL OF A DAY

S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival 2008 – Complete Line-Up Announced 151 BANDS, 12 VENUES, 16 STAGES AND ONE HELL OF A DAY!

A complete roster of 151 musical artists slated for this year’s S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival – including dozens of the best and brightest from the Niagara Region’s musical talent pool – has been announced via the official S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival website at

www.scenemusicfestival.com.

Silverstein, illScarlett, Canadian punk legends Teenage Head and St. Catharines’ Black Lungs – fronted by Alexisonfire’s Wade MacNeil – are just a few of the 151 performers descending upon St. Catharines’ downtown core for the one-day, all-ages, 13th annual S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival on Sunday, June 29th, 2008.

The S.C.E.N.E. website offers complete information about the festival, including news, artist details, schedule, online auto-scheduler, videos, photos, ticket information, a map of the event location and more.

While still having a strong focus on Niagara-based independent acts as the first modest S.C.E.N.E. Festival did with 20 local acts on three stages in 1995, this year’s 13th edition of the festival is the largest and most diverse undertaking in S.C.E.N.E’s history. Last year’s festival attracted over 6,000 music fans and featured 147 bands on 15 stages in 12 venues and two outdoor stages, all within walking distance of each other in downtown St. Catharines. S.C.E.N.E. is a full day event that hosts numerous local, national and international musical acts of all genres including punk, metal, hip-hop, ska, country, Celtic, independent pop, acoustic and good old rock ‘n’ roll.

Having gained an international reputation as one of the top-flight independent music events in North America, the festival received over 400 artist submissions this year from across Canada and the United States. The S.C.E.N.E. online compilation of more than 40 S.C.E.N.E. artists on this year’s schedule will be given away for free, to the first 2,500 people through the gate, when the doors open at S.C.E.N.E.’s Market Square headquarters at noon on the day of the festival.

Over the last 13 years, the S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival has hosted numerous independent acts that have risen to the top of the Canadian music industry, including St. Catharines’ own Alexisonfire, City and Colour, Billy Talent, Neverending White Lights, Bedouin Soundclash and Silverstein alongside hundreds of independent acts. This year’s festival will showcase the talents of independent acts such as Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker (USS), Magneta Lane, Shad K, Zaki Ibrahim, Lights, Ceremonial Snips and tons of great indie acts. From ska to funk, metal to punk and all points in between, this event truly captures and celebrates the independent spirit of music.

Along with the music at this year’s S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival, there will be a marketplace set up in the Market Square pavilion for independent music labels, merchandise from participating bands and the goods and services of numerous vendors and local artisans. Festival-goers have the chance to flex their creative muscles by participating in a unique festival event, the sixth annual Mix Tape/CD Exchange.

Advance tickets are $25 each and are available through Ticketmaster.ca, as well as numerous locations throughout Southern Ontario. A complete list of locations selling hard tickets is available at www.scenemusicfestival.com. Those who are unable to obtain advance tickets can gain admittance on the day of the festival for $30 at the Market Square admissions area. Everyone receives a wristband, which allows all-ages access to all venues at all times, contingent on capacity.

S.C.E.N.E. MUSIC FESTIVAL 2008 – CONFIRMED ARTIST ROSTER

Abandon All Ships

Along Way Home

Alpha Galates

Arkells

Art of Convulsion

As Above, So Below

Ash Lee Blade

Baptized In Blood

Bastard Child Death Cult

Beautiful Unknown

Bionic

Black Ships

Bombing Neverland

Bramwell & the Leftovers

Broadcast Zero

Bury The Bully

Cancer Bats

Casey Baker & The Buffalo Sinners

Ceremonial Snips

Chad Hatcher

Circuit For The Blackout

Cities Between Us

Cody Elliott

Consumer Alert

Crash Parallel

Crush Luther

Daniel Wesley

Days Fade

Dead and Divine

Dean Lickyer

Dearly Beloved

Del Asher

Dodger

Dorian Gray

Down With Webster

EA

Elements

Eric Von Erick & the Raving Psychos

Everlea

Failing Grade

Farewell To Freeway

Femapco

Firelife

Flatlined

Frankie White and The Dead Idols

From Man In Ghost

From Now Till Forever

Ginger St. James

Grand Analog

Guv’ner Generals

Hail The Villain

Half Ton Knights

Hardcore Warrior

Hell Yeah Fuck Yeah

Hello Beautiful

Hello Operator

High Defintion

Horizons

Hospitals

Hunter Valentine

Ill Scarlett

In Its Wake

Inner City Surfers

Joe Cleary 5

Journey to Aspen

Kathleen Turner Overdrive

Keepin’ 6

Late Night Sanity

Lifestory Monologue

Ligeia

Lights

Machete Avenue

Magneta Lane

Mandippal Jandu

Mandy K

Means

Michou

Midway State

Mike McNeil

Nick Verona

No Orphans

Of the First Born Son

Ol’ Dirty Burger

One Night Band

One Second 2 Late

Only Way Back

Open Book Diaries

Our Father

Passenger Action

Pete Trembley & the Boozy Truth

Playmaker

Policies & Procedures

Rachelle

Rebel Emergency

Revenge of the Egg People

Rides Again

Rocket Reducers

Royal Wood

Rumble Devils

Sarah Blackwood

Scott Normandy Band

Shad K

Shotgun Rules

Silverstein

Skullkrusher

Sleep the Season

Spiral Beach

Staylefish

Storyteller

Straight Reads The Line

Street Pharmacy

Subliminal Hate Machine

Summer of 92

Summerside

Sun Satellite

Sydney

Syracuse Me

Taurine

Teenage Head

Teeter

The Alco Beat

The Amazing Flyin’ Hammer Bros

The Anti-Q’s

The Artist Life

The Audiovisuals

The Bella Bombs

The Black Lungs

The Broken Lyre

The Carryouts

The Creepshow

The Decay

The Guys

The Junction

The KAC Himself

The Mission District

The Most Serene Republic

The Overfiend

The Reason

The Rusty Trombones

These Silhouettes

This Is An Empire

Threat Signal

Two Knives

Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker

Under Artificial Skies

Vatican Chainsaw Massacre

Waterbodies

Wooden Sky

Word People

Zaki Ibrahim

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