Monday, March 7, 2011

Long Live the Queen Announces Initial Festival Line Up for the 2011 May Long Weekend

Long Live The Queen Press Release: March 7th, 2011

1. Initial Festival Lineup
2. Get to know the Queen
3. Press for the Fest and LLTQ Contacts

Long Live the Queen is pleased to announce it's initial festival line up and 2nd year as an annual arts, music, and culture festival. Taking place from Thursday, May 19th, until Sunday May 22nd this year's festival will include performances by Ambition, Bahamas, Bike Rodeo, Brandon Dramatic, The Chitz , Cobra Camaro, Deadhorse, D'Eon, Doctor Ew, Doldrums, Duchess Says, Envision, Ghettosocks, Gianna Lauren, Handsome Dan and his Gallimaufry , The Heavy Blinkers, Hooded Fang, The Inadequacies, Jef Jef, Jom Comyn, Jon McKiel, Kite Hill, Klarka Weinwurm, Lisa Bozikovic, Milks & Rectangles, More or Les, Old Man Luedecke, Play Guitar, Prospectors Union, Rebekah Higgs, Sister, These Hands, Tonka & Puma, The Wilderbeats, Whiskybent & Hellbound.

Long Live the Queen is beginning it's second year as a cherished music and arts festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Queen was created by musicians and artists for their community. In 2010 this festival was host to 40 bands including Julie Doiron, Diamond Rings, The Luyas, Ghettosocks, Laura Barrett, Wordburglar, Yellow Jacket Avenger, Julie Fader, Cousins and Iron Giant.

In addition to music showcases, the festival also hosts literary readings, stand up comedy, music video screenings, community yard sales, one on one music lessons, a festival record store, and an artist's market. Concerts will be held at the North Street Church and Gus' Pub as well as free musical performances on Bellaire Terrace on May 21st from 9am until 4pm.

The Queen is designed with care to represent multiple genres of music. The festival's daytime market showcases local visual artists. Music lovers may attend affordable concerts in special venues transformed by local artists to encourage a unique and comfortable festival experience. Shows do not overlap each other in order to support every band.

Media Reaction to Long Live the Queen 2010

“I'm shaking the cobwebs from my head and the cigarette stink out of my living room. My ears are ringing and my feet are sore from dancing. I want more. Long Live the Queen indeed!” The Coast

“Judging from the stellar lineup and the enthusiasm of the sellers in the Artists’ Market, this could grow even bigger and be Halifax’s version of Pop Montreal.” Spins and Needles

"It’s not hard to be impressed by the hustle displayed by organizers responsible for the Long Live the Queen festival about to take over Halifax. Honestly, they are doing everything right to help a grass roots, community focused festival get the traction to stick around and grow.” Herohill

“Everybody who’s attended a music festival knows the wrenching, horrible feeling of looking at a set times list and noticing that their two favorite bands, maybe even the two they’d traveled all those hours by car to see, are playing at the exact same f#$&ing time on different stages. The organizers of Long Live the Queen hate this feeling, and make it a point, out of respect for the performers, never to schedule bands’ sets on top of one another.” We All Make Music (Music Festival Fever: WAMM’s Top Five Music Festivals)

“Five bands is a lot to schedule but the LLTQ crew pulled it off and the crowd loved every minute of it, from the first band. All in all a superb job, and we hope to see the return of the festival next year.” Off the Dial

“ What do I think of a festival that showcases this regions incredible talents and crashes through the ordinary and mundane? I say Long Live the Queen!” Shandi Mithchell (Author and Winner of the Regional Commonwealth Prize)

More Information: www.longlivethequeen.ca www.thequeenhalifax.blogspot.com

Print/Radio/Digital Media – Nathan Doucet 647-210-0169 nathan@longlivethequeen.ca


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