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About The Jubilee


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The Jubilee has been host to East Coast Music Association, Music Nova Scotia and Juno Award winners and nominees. The distinctive setting and outdoor amphitheatre provides music lovers one of the most engaging and in your face music experiences of its kind.

It is an event with a flavour all its own, featuring Rock and the best East Coast music. The event was built on a proud tradition of opening its stage for the region's rising stars to perform alongside seasoned national and international acts, and turning music lovers onto the rich talent that flourishes here.

The Jubilee is a signature Nova Scotia music event and mainstay of the local tourism industry. This 3-time Music Nova Scotia (MNS) Event of the Year recipient, 2-time ECMA Event of the Year nominee, and winner of the TIANS Golden Hospitality Award (2013) continues to be one of the best entertainment values in Atlantic Canada.

300 volunteers + 1 staff person
The Jubilee is a volunteer driven, non-profit organization. At the helm is a volunteer Board of Directors, and crewed by more than 300 volunteers.

Our volunteer Board of Directors are:

  • Michelle MacLean – Chair
  • Mandy Moriarty – Finance
  • Shannon MacLean – Volunteers
  • Cory Furlotte – Security
  • Jeremy Sutherland – Site Operations
  • Megan Hartling - Sponsorship
  • Alyssa Chisholm - Admin.

Site Grounds



The Jubilee takes place at Glasgow Square Theatre, an open-air amphitheatre on New Glasgow’s riverfront (155 Glasgow St). This scenic outdoor setting on the East River delivers one of the most intimate and engaging music experiences of its kind.

Scroll down for site map.

Box Office: for those needing to purchase tickets at the event, admission/tickets can be purchased at the Box Office. the Jubilee box office is located before the main gate, just off George Street. Tickets will be available for purchase from the box office each night beginning at 7pm and running until 12:00am. Only advance ticket purchasers will be admitted after 12:00 am.

VIP Tent: there will be a tent in the licensed area for VIP pass holders. No children or youth are permitted in this area. VIP Pass holders can access the VIP tent and amenities.

Concession stands with a variety of food and beverages are available in both the All Ages Area and Licensed Area. The Jubilee Gift Shop and Artist Merchandise tent is located next to the Gazebo in the All Ages Area. First Aid and public lavatories are also located on-site.

NOT PERMITTED: Self-folding chairs and umbrellas. In the (unlikely!) event of rain, ponchos and hats are welcome, umbrellas are not allowed as they affect the site lines of other patrons.

Water bottles: allowed if sealed

Parking: visit this link: http://on.fb.me/18Wolhz

Bleacher seating will be available in both the licensed and all-ages area.

The Jubilee has two sections available for viewing the show, a Licensed Area and an All Ages Area. ID checks and bracelets identify patrons under and over 19 years of age. All patrons must wear a bracelet to pass through the gates. A Licensed Area is accessed via a check-point. Government IDs may be requested at any time and all Nova Scotia liquor law rules, regulations and license conditions are in effect. Please note that it is unlawful to bring liquor onto the site.

  • Video or sound recording is prohibited.
  • All bags are subject to search.
  • The Jubilee reserves the right to refuse entrance.
  • No pets or skateboards are permitted.
  • The site is smoke-free.
  • Please take extra care walking on the sidewalks, paved areas and green spaces of the site.


How To Get Here



The way Atlantic Canada was meant to be explored—by sea.

Let the mv Confederation and the mv Holiday Island take you on a journey across the Northumberland Strait. This 75-minute route runs between Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island and Caribou, Nova Scotia, just outside of Pictou. Summertime crossings feature unforgettable Seaside Experiences—a showcase of the finest music, entertainment, food, wine, and beer samplings the region has to offer. An outdoor seating area means passengers can enjoy the fresh sea air during crossing. Book the ferry ahead of time for any of the nine departure times—each side—and save up to 100km of driving between Charlottetown and Halifax, or up to 300km from Charlottetown to any eastern Nova Scotian destination.

Check their website for departure times https://www.ferries.ca/ns-pei-ferry/

From Sydney/Antigonish

  1. Take Exit 25
  2. Turn right onto E River Rd/NS-348 N (signs for East River Road/New Glasgow/Trenton)
  3. Turn left onto Victoria St
  4. Stay right onto Glasgow St

From Halifax/Truro/Airport

  1. Take Exit 25
  2. Turn left onto E River Rd/NS-348 N (signs for East River Road/New Glasgow/Trenton)
  3. Turn left onto Victoria St
  4. Stay right onto Glasgow St



We are partnering with fellow PC Music Festival Music Mountain located in Thorburn to offer CAMPING for Jubilee Weekend!

Cost will be per person $20 per night and $55 for the weekend including a shuttle service (one trip in and one trip out per night) until August 1st!

Please email info@musicmountain.ca or call 902-331-1611 to reserve a camp site and shuttle pass!




Accommodations New Glasgow

Phone: 902-928-1333
Site: www.travelodge.com

Holiday Inn Express
Phone: 902-755-1020
Site: www.hiestellarton.com

Tara Inn
Phone: 902-752-8458
Site: www.taramotel.com

MacKenzie's B&B
Phone: 902-695-5403

Comfort Inn
Phone: 902-755-6450
Site: www.choicehotels.ca/cn250


Accommodations Surrounding Area

Smith Rock Lodge & Chalets
310 Fitzpatrick Mountain Road
Scotsburn N.S.
Email: info@smithrockchalets.com
Website : www.smithrockchalets.com

Amet View Chalets
Phone: 902-351-3462
Site: www.ametview.com

Auberge Walker Inn
Phone: 902-485-1433
Site: www.walkerinn.ca

Braeside Country Inn
Phone: 902-485-5046
Site: www.braesideinn.com

Brenda's Place to Stay
Phone: 902-485-8653

Customs House Inn
Phone: 902-485-4546
Site: www.customshouseinn.ca

Dolan's Inn & Suites
Phone: 902-485-1337
Site: www.dolans.ca

Emily's Oceanside Cottage
Phone: 902-351-2892
Site: www.emilyscottages.com

Evening Sail B&B
Phone: 1 866-214-2669
Site: www.eveningsail.ca

Harbourside Cottages
Phone: 902-755-2080
Site: www.harboursidecottages.com

Island Tree Farm B&B
Phone: 902-926-2757
Site: www.islandtreefarmbb.ns.ca

The Lionstone Inn
Phone: 902-485-4157
Site: www.lionstoneinn.ca

McLeod's Beachfront Cottages
Phone: 902-890-4434
Site: www.mcleodscottages.com

Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort
Phone: 902-485-4322
Site: www.pictoulodge.com

Pictou Puffin B & BPhone: 1-800-970-1791Site: www.thepictoupuffin.com

Piper's Rest
Phone: 1 866-420-0669
Site: www.pipersrest.ca

Rustic Anchor Motel
Phone: 902-485-4423
Site: www.rusticanchormotel.com

Sea Kindly B&B 
Phone: 902-926-2612
Site: www.visitseakindly.com

Sunset Beach Cottages
Phone: 902-351-2079
Site: www.sunsetbeachcottages.com

Willow House Inn
Phone: 902-485-5740
Site: www.willowhouseinn.com


Birchwood Campground (20 minutes from New Glasgow)
Phone: 902-485-8565
Site: www.birchwoodcampground.caNote: Birchwood Campground offers a shuttle service to and from the Jubilee

Caribou and Munroes Island Provincial Park (30 minutes from New Glasgow)
Phone: 902-485-6134; Toll Free: 1-888-544-3434
Site: http://www.novascotiaparks.ca/parks/caribou.asp

Cranberry Campground (20 minutes from New Glasgow)
Phone: 902-926-2571
Site: http://www.cranberrycampground.ca/

Harbour Lights Campground (20 minutes from New Glasgow)
Phone: 902-485-5733; Toll Free: 1-877-590-7070
Site: http://www.harbourlightcampground.com/

Lansdowne Outdoor Recreational Park (LORDA) (30 minutes from New Glasgow)
Phone: 902-396-4470
Site: http://www.lorda.org/

Seafoam Campground (35 minutes from New Glasgow)
Phone: 902-351-3122
Site: www.seafoamcampground.com

The Mermaid & The Cow (40 minutes from New Glasgow)
Phone: 902-351-2714
Site: http://www.themermaidandthecow.ca/

Explore Nova Scotia ~ for complete visitor information


Frequently Asked Questions


Are self-folding chairs permitted?
No, as of 2014 self-folding chairs are no longer permitted on site. We are switching from allowing self-folding chairs to providing seating for our guests. This allows us better control and maintenance of the space that is available for seating over the course of the evening. Self-folding chairs have never been a problem when attendance at the site is below capacity; however, as the festival grows, and with the recent experience of a sell out show, we recognized that we needed a better solution. Bleacher seating will be available throughout the site – including in the unlicensed section.
Are umbrellas permitted?
No, umbrellas are not permitted. Umbrellas obstruct the view of other patrons. This is a bummer. The good news is that ponchos are welcome!
Do those under 19 years need to be accompanied by an adult and can they access areas where alcohol is sold or consumed?

Only those 12 years and under need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. IDs are checked to ensure access to the Licensed Area by those over 19 years of age only.
What are the hours of operation of the beverage service?

Beverage ticket sales end  at 12:30 am with beverage service until 1:00 am.
Are there wristbands?
Yes, wristbands are issued at the "wet" side gate upon ID checks and all patrons on site will be stamped. No exceptions.
Are there time restrictions for those under 19 years?
No, anyone who has paid the admission fee is permitted to remain in the All Ages section of the site until the end of the program.
When and where is the 2017 New Glasgow Riverfront Music Jubilee?
This year’s festival will be held from August 4 - August 6, 2017 on the grounds of Glasgow Square, located in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. The address for Glasgow Square is 155 Glasgow Street, New Glasgow, NS B2H 5E1
How can I buy tickets to the Jubilee?
Tickets can be bought online at www.ticketpro.ca or any TicketPro outlet until 4PM on the day of a show. So, if you want to buy tickets for Saturday night, you can buy them for the advance price up until 4PM that day. After this time, tickets can only be bought at the box office on-site. Tickets will be on sale at the box office Friday and Saturday nights from 7:00PM until 12:00AM, with Sunday night ending at 11:00PM.
How can I pay for tickets?
Ticketpro.ca accepts Visa, Interac, American Express, MasterCard, and Cash
How much are tickets to the 2017 Jubilee?
We have lots of ticket options, from VIP Weekend Pass to Daily Passes. For more info, visit our ticket page above!
Once inside, can I leave and return later?
Yes. Patrons will be allowed to exit the site – and upon return will be subject to normal security check and gate procedures similar to when you first enter.
Can I bring my selfie-stick?
Although a handy-tool in some cases, selfie-sticks aren’t allowed on-site as they may disrupt the viewing pleasure of the festival.
Am I allowed to bring a backpack or purse into the Festival?
There are certain items that are NOT permitted and cannot be brought onto the Jubilee grounds and Backpacks are one of them. The New Glasgow Jubilee reserves the right to alter carry-in policies at any time. Currently, items NOT permitted include, but are not limited to:

  • Umbrellas
  • Chairs
  • Backpacks
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Framed Backpacks
  • Large bags
  • Other carry-ins
  • Cans or glass bottles
  • Alcohol
  • Contraband
  • Pets
  • Video equipment
  • Professional cameras
  • Recording devices
  • Laser pointers
  • Skateboards
  • Inline skates
  • Coaster wagons
  • Kites
  • Frisbees
  • Picnic baskets
  • Weapons of any kind
  • No Patches/No Colors
Does the Jubilee VIP area look like?
Our VIP experience provides exclusive tent area with seating, finger foods & port a potties away from the crowd. The VIP tent also has a cash bar, with upgraded beverage options including Nova Scotia Spirit Company. VIP does not provide direct stage access and is located to the side of the festival grounds.
Can I bring a stroller for my child into the Festival?
Yes. Strollers are acceptable.
Is the Festival wheelchair accessible?
The Jubilee is wheelchair accessible, on both the licensed and unlicensed side.
Do I put my bracelet on myself, or does a volunteer put it on for me at the box office?
A volunteer will put your bracelet on at the gate when they verify your ticket