AREA 506 Announces Massive Festival Lineup for 2022

Artists include Arkells, The Glorious Sons, Mother Mother, Sloan, k‑os and More. 

July 29 – 31, 2022 – Water Street, Saint John

Tickets on sale now at area506​.ca

Saint John, NB – March 25, 2022AREA 506 presented by Bell Aliant is set to take place over the New Brunswick Day long weekend, extending the new AREA 506 Waterfront Container Village into the biggest party event of the summer. The Saint John waterfront will come alive from Friday July 29 through Sunday July 31, providing three days of music, culture and goods with headline sets from Arkells, The Glorious Sons, Sloan and an incredibly diverse supporting lineup. 

Like everyone else, we are excited to get back to the festival format this year” says Ray Gracewood, AREA 506 Founder and Committee Chair. We have been working hard over the past three years on this lineup, and it will be great to welcome festival attendees back to a format that provides ticketing options to create their own AREA 506 experience”. 

This year will be particularly exciting as it will be the first to take place as an extension of the new Waterfront Container Village on Water Street, in Saint John. The village will host a program of family-friendly experiences including a culture stage, experiential activities, food trucks and a vendor market throughout the weekend. 

This will also be the first year that involves Bell Aliant as a presenting sponsor. Gathering together with music is what summer in New Brunswick is known for, and at Bell Aliant we’re excited to sign on as a sponsor of AREA 506 and help bring people together again, in person, to enjoy great music and all the festival has to offer’’ stated Glen LeBlanc, CFO and Vice Chair Atlantic, Bell.

AREA 506 will offer both general admission and pod-based ticketing options for this year’s event, and will be open to all ages, with free admission to those under 12 years of age with adult accompaniment. 

AREA 506 Festival Lineup: 

Friday’s Main Stage line-up includes: Sloan, k‑os, Marian, The Tortoise the Hare & the Millionaire, Catherine Kennedy.

Saturday’s Main Stage line-up includes: The Glorious Sons, The Trews, JJ Wilde, Fake Shark, 

Jamie Comeau & the Crooked Teeth, Andre Pettipas & the Giants, Sadie. 

Sunday’s Main Stage line-up includes: Arkells, Mother Mother, Haviah Mighty, Wolf Castle, Adyn Townes, Mckinley Morrison & Williams, Jaclyn Reinhart. 

Festival passes will go on sale Friday, March 25th at 5:00 pm ADT at area506​.ca.

Early Bird Weekend Passes: a limited number of Early Bird passes will be available for early supporters for just $149.

Regular Weekend Passes: General Admission Weekend Passes are $199.

VIP Weekend Passes: a limited number of VIP Weekend passes are available for $399.

Single-day General Admission and VIP tickets are also available, along with free general admission tickets for those under the age of 12

10-person VIP and Ultra-VIP pods are also available in extremely limited quantities. All pricing is exclusive of taxes and fees. 

The AREA 506 VIP Experience, sponsored by Atlantic Lotto, includes a preferred viewing area, premium sightlines, dedicated washrooms, and a VIP bar. All VIP ticket holders must be 19 years of age or older.

The entire AREA 506 team would like to extend thank you to the sponsors who make our event possible, including Bell Aliant, Envision Saint John, Moosehead Breweries, ANBL, Atlantic Lotto, Port Saint John, Stewart McKelvey, Cooper Equipment Rentals, Emera, Delta Hotels and Downey Ford. 

Full lineup details and schedules are available at


Media Contact:

Ray Gracewood
AREA 506 Committee Chair