$65 – $90

The Stanfields Present: Blacktop Ball 2020

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The Mason Family Property

3707 Shore Road

Ponds, NS B0K 1G0


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The best weekend of the year. 2020 stylez.

About this Event

Pack your Bags, Grab your Tent, the Blacktop Ball is back for its SEVENTH year!

The Stanfields and friends are taking over the 4th weekend of August (21 & 22, 2020) with sandy beaches, camping, activities and of course, MUSIC. Lots of music! BYOB and BYOD (Bring Your Own Dog)!

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Friday August 21st & Saturday August 22nd, 2020


Friday: Gate Opens @12:00pm and closes @11:00pm

Saturday: Gate Opens @10:30am and closes @10:00pm


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Take your government-issued ID. It's 19+

What type of pass do I need to buy?

If you’re planning on sleeping on site, you need a camping pass. If you’re leaving after the music and sleeping elsewhere you need a day pass.

When is the earliest and latest I can arrive on site to get into the festival?

Friday: Gate Opens @12:00pm and closes @11:00pm

Saturday: Gate Opens @10:30am and closes @10:00pm

*note that if you have a day pass you must leave the site when the music ends. If you were camping for one night, you must leave the site by 12pm the following morning.

Where do I set up my tent or park my trailer/RV?

We have designated sections for tents and trailers. Our gate volunteers will direct you when you arrive. Tenting is set-up where you like, no lots, you just find a space and of course respect your neighbours and space.

Trailers/RVs also have designated space, gridded, unpowered lots these are first come first serve. PLEASE NO SLEEPING TENTS WITH TRAILERS, it’s for fire, safety and insurance reasons.

How many shows are the Stans playing?

Two! One on Friday night, and the other on Saturday. As always, we are going to try and play every song we have ever written (and hopefully some new ones!)

Is there somewhere nearby to buy booze/chips/fly dope/get cash etc?

YEP. The LBR Gas Bar, 2 km up the road at 3138 Shore Rd. Verifiably the coldest beer store in Nova Scotia. Not even joking. Don’t buy glass bottles of beer and bring plastic cups for your mixed drinks. There is also an ATM in the LBR.

Will there be concessions on site (food service, water, merch etc)?

Yes, Bring some cash (No ATM on site). Food trucks, snacks, pop-up vendors. So much goodness. *Note we don't have ice on site, but you can get it at the LBR

I'm not much for camping, but I still want to come see a show or two. Are there hotels in the area?

Best to check for accommodations in the nearby towns of New Glasgow (29 mins drive from the site) or Antigonish (32 mins drive from the site). Unfortunately, we don't have any preferred rates set up at this time.

Anywhere I can see some pictures from last year?

Yes right here. And in case you weren’t there, you can always check out Twitter / Instagram / Facebook

Can I bring my 47-foot Brontosaurus-mobile Deluxe RV?

YES. Bonus points if you invite us in for a drink or 7. If you are bringing an RV please fill out this form if you’ve purchased your passes.

There are also no assigned lots on site, we will have unpowered lots grided, however its first come first serve.

Are there any water hook ups or dumping on site?

There are no water hook ups or dumping on site. The site is private property and isn’t an actual campground with those amenities.

Can I bring an hibachi or BBQ?

Hell yeah. Save us a burg. In case you don't want worry about packing food and a BBQ, we have two food trucks that will also take care of you.

Can I have a campfire?

Sorry, no can do. That said, you should bring some warm clothes just in case. Nova Scotia’s weather is unpredictable.

What are my parking options?

There is lots of parking. Tons of it.You won’t be able to park next to your tent for safety reasons, so please be prepared to make some trips with your gear, we’re a friendly bunch that will help as much as we can!

Will there be security?

We will have security roving the site between the hours of 6pm and 3am each performance night (Sat and Sun). Our security crew are totally professional, CPR trained and friendly as all get out.

Also, our friends in the RCMP will be checking for drunk drivers with a vengeance, so don’t be a prick and think you can drink and drive.

I’ll definitely want to go swimming. Will there be a lifeguard at the beach?

You should absolutely go swimming, but you are on your own there - there is NO lifeguard!

What CAN’T I bring to the Blacktop Ball?

Any of your kids who are minors (19+ right?)

Beverages in glass bottles.

Your ATV (of any kind)


Firearms (not that anyone would be DUMB enough to do that!)

Lawn Darts

A bad attitude

What CAN I bring to the Blacktop Ball?

Your dog (but it MUST be on a leash at all times)

Your musical instrument of choice

Any outdoor game that doesn’t involve sharp points or explosions

Will you be selling merch?

Of course. In fact, we specially design a Blacktop Ball t-shirt for every year. This year's is going to be awesome.

Is there anywhere onsite that I CAN’T go?

Any of the buildings onsite (Cottages, mobile homes, barns etc)

The stage.

The sound guy's area (Leave him alone. He doesn't need your advice ;-)

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Negative. Tickets are final sale and non-refundable.

Can my band play the Blacktop Ball? We are really good….

Send a demo to info@groundswellmusic.ca. Can't guarantee a spot, but we will have a listen!

Can I buy tickets at the gate?

You can, but believe me, these tickets will move FAST. Better to spring for them now while you are here, and just a click away! 

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3707 Shore Road

Ponds, NS B0K 1G0


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