MusicFest 2011 Voiseys Brook Park, Portugal Cove-St. Philips, Indian Meal Line., Newfoundland, Canada was a good show. This event featured bands from on and off the rock but mostly on. Bands such as; The Stone Cartel, The Celtic Connection, The Rolling Kings, Point Blank, The Sleevens, Stixx and Stones, Another North, Redline, Terry Parsons & Fabian Gladney, Even Keel, 709, Tarahan, The Rick Lambe Band.. The Stone Cartel headlined this year.
It was sad when they sent out a message “Due to poor feild conditions and damage to the stage and equipment, we have to cancel MUSICFEST 2011. On site, there is a large amount of standing water all over the feild, and running power cables through the water would be very dangerous. As a result I have decided to cancel the event. Pre-Sale tickets, will be refunded at a time to be determined. I will be placing signage with refund details !! Sorry for the inconvience !” Then thankfully they sent out another message “OK FOLKS SHOW IS NOW GOING AHEAD, WE ARE WORKING VERY HARD TO PREPARE THE PARK, STAGE AND EQUIPMENT. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD !!!! IT WILL BE DELAYED BY 1hr>>>>>SHOW TIME 3pm !!!!” Followed by “THE SHOW IS BACK ON!!!!! SHOWTIME 3pm !!!! we are working very hard to get the site up and running.......spread the word!!” This typed that it will only be delayed by one hour, it will start at three but it started at five and some how they still mannered to end it on time. I give them credit for this.
The Stone Cartel is an amazing rock band, this was the second time The Stone Cartel rocked the rock and hopefully with the response they got the last two years while they were here, they will come back for some more. This year they ever had an intro which was awesome and they had new and old songs and a new album, which by the way just recently came out. Their bass guitar player couldn’t play this show because he was injured which suck and I wish him a speedy recover. The guy they had filling in for him wasn’t that bad though. They were received well again this year.
This was yet another good MusicFest but unfortunately on there site they stated that this was the last installment of Musicfest which is sad because of how good it was the last two years. The promoter told us to remember to always support local talent and prompters. He once again thanked us for supporting the show.
MusicFest 2011, a set on Flickr.