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Cloggeroo

The Island Folk Festival

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Cloggeroo, the Island Folk Festival is back August 9 to 11, and will be bringing music, energy and fun to the Eastern PEI town of Three Rivers.

All music (with the exception of the free show on the beach on Saturday afternoon) will take place at the Waterfront Stage. Performing on Friday evening beginning at 7 pm are Andru Branch & Halfway Tree, Harry Manx, Ouroboros and The Fabulously Rich.

photo by Philip Matusiewicz

Saturday afternoon starting at 12:30 pm catch The Rubber Boot Band, The Shakedown Combo, Tomato/Tomato, and Ryan Cook & Sunny Acres. Folk on the Beach (free) at 5 pm has Beatles on the Beach with Nick Doneff. The Saturday evening show at 7 pm features Veranda, The Barrowdowns, The Tortoise the Hare & the Millionaire, Amy Helm, and Shrimp Daddy and the Sharpshooters.

Photo by Philip Matusiewicz

Sunday August 11 will be the annual “Island Afternoon,” featuring an all-PEI lineup. This year’s Island Afternoon includes Inn Echo, Rachel Beck, Got Blues and John Connolly and His Band.

Photo by Philip Matusiewicz

This year the festival is making an effort to reduce waste and make the festival greener. You won’t see any single-use plastic cups and water bottles at this event. Festival organizers are offering a brand new reusable cup program as well as free water filling stations, and everyone is encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles.

The festival will also provide fresh, local food from The Wheelhouse in Georgetown and Captain’s Cove Mobile Food Truck. Young local entrepreneurs from Simply Squeezed Sno Cones will also be on site, offering sno-cones and freshly squeezed lemonade.

As a non-profit organization, Cloggeroo would not be possible without the help of the local community and the festival’s loyal volunteers. Organizers are currently in the stages of recruiting and scheduling new volunteers for all aspects of the festival, such as artist hospitality, bartending, merchandise sales, and so much more. Giving back to the festival gives volunteers a unique inside perspective on the inner workings and magic of a festival, as well as free access.

Cloggeroo’s main stage is on the Georgetown waterfront, sheltered under a big top festival tent to keep the music alive rain or shine, while still maintaining a view of the beautiful Brudenell River. The festival hosts a full bar featuring PEI craft beer and cider, fireworks, a kids’ zone, live music on the beach, shuttles around town, and festival camping. This year will also feature a late night silent disco at the campground.

For information about volunteering, campsite bookings or buying tickets please visit cloggeroo.com.

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