Cakes da Killa, Weird Lines, Nap Eyes, Julie Doiron & The Wooden Stars, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire + more @ Sappy Fest 7/31/2016

Sunday’s entertainment begain with indie rocker Jay Arner backed by members of Energy Slime. Solo electropop artist Coco Barracuda followed with some breezy electronic tunes whose vocals reminded me of Bjork.

We were blessed with lovely harmonies by Halifax’s Dark for Dark before getting up to group with psych-rap duo Phedre. Montreal’s Chocolat rocked the main stage with their headbangingly long hair to a close for the afternoon.

I took a little bit of a break before heading back to the festival for the insane Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire. They are a party-psych rock band gone mad in French.

The JUNO winning combo of Julie Doiron & The Wooden Stars made a rare reunion. Nap Eyes psyched everyone out before Doiron returned again with her dance rock project Weird Lines.

The most random set of Sappyfest was hands down Cakes da Killa. The rapper himself thought he was playing New Brunswick, New Jersey instead of middle of nowhere Canada. That didn’t phase either performer or audience though. The audience was super excited for Cakes who flamboyantly delivered his set accompanied by two dancers. The highlight was when he made a runway through the middle of the audience and strutted up and down as he rapped. The crowd was ecstatic and made him feel at home, even though he was far from it.

My Sappy ended on a high note. The weekend was full of awesome music at intimate venues, a positive atmosphere in a town I already can’t wait to return to. See you next year Sackville!