The Guysborough District RCMP are investigating a break and enter that occurred on the grounds of a popular summer time music festival. RCMP say that sometime during the overnight hours of December tenth, multiple buildings at the Stan Rogers Folk Festival grounds were broken into and several doors were damaged in the process.
The RCMP say damage done to nonprofit groups hurt the local area and economy, and also negatively impact the work done by promoters and organizers. Police are looking to speak with anyone who may have information about these incidents.
If you have information, call the RCMP at 902-366-2440, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Change is on the horizon for the Stan Rogers Folk Festival in a bid to have a better fan experience. The festival organizers say that after consultations with fans, volunteers and other festival promoters, they decided to move the weekend concert in 2018 to July 26-29, instead of the normal Canada Day weekend.
Troy Greencorn is the Artistic Director for the festival, and says that weather was a big driving factor, after 2 of the last four years had poor weather, including a hurricane. Greencorn says that they’ve received positive feedback regarding the date swap:
Greencorn says another driving force for the swap was because the Cavendish Music Festival runs the first weekend in July this year. Greencorn expects the full lineup for Stanfest to be announced by the start of December.