About The Jubilee
GET TO KNOW US
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.
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
- Emmy Tremblay – Volunteers
- Cory Furlotte & Ben Robichaud– Security
- Jeremy Sutherland – Site Operations
- Megan Hartling - Sponsorship
- Alyssa Chisholm - Admin.
- Aaron Pellerine - Beverage Operations
- Janine Linthorne - Marketing
- Jay MacLeod - Artist Relations
The Jubilee has been running for over 20 years with over 300 unique performers on our stage! Below is a shortlist of some of our past performers:
Alan Doyle & the Beautiful Gypsies
Great Big Sea
Sam Roberts Band
Steve Earle & The Dukes
The Glorious Sons
Sam Cash and the Romantic Dog
The Barra MacNeils
The Rankin Sisters
Wide Mouth Mason
Alert the Medic
Coco Love Alcorn
Christine Campbell Band
Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound
Garrett & Dutch Mason
Jimmy Swift Band
Matt Minglewood Band
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.
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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: Parking can be found at 261 Glasgow St, accessed via Stewart Street from East River Road.
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/
- Take Exit 25
- Turn right onto E River Rd/NS-348 N (signs for East River Road/New Glasgow/Trenton)
- Turn left onto Victoria St
- Stay right onto Glasgow St
- Take Exit 25
- Turn left onto E River Rd/NS-348 N (signs for East River Road/New Glasgow/Trenton)
- Turn left onto Victoria St
- Stay right onto Glasgow St
Accommodations New Glasgow
Travelodge 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
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
OFFICAL CAMPING PARTNER OF #JUBE18. Head over to www.musicmountain.ca for info and to book your site complete with shuttle service to and from festival grounds!
Birchwood Campground (20 minutes from New Glasgow) Phone: 902-485-8565 Site: www.birchwoodcampground.ca Note: 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/
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Selfie Sticks
- Framed Backpacks
- Large bags including large purses
- Other carry-ins
- Cans or glass bottles
- Video equipment
- Professional cameras
- Recording devices
- Laser pointers
- Inline skates
- Coaster wagons
- Picnic baskets
- Weapons of any kind
- Patches or Colors
- Go Pro's & Drones