Meet a MASSiF Band: Glad Rags

glad rags

Vancouver punks Glad Rags barrel in from the coast to take over the Massif Music Festival! You may have heard their smart, snotty sound at Sled Island or at one of many West Coast shows, and we’re thrilled to welcome them to Nelson. Find everything Glad Rags at their website, get pummeled by their music on Bandcamp, check in with them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and see them live at Massif 2017!

Massif Festival is presented by Nelson Brewing Company and Tribute.

photo by Evan Buggle


MASSif General Info You NEED to Know!

WRISTBAND PICK UP is at THE LEGION ONLY prior to 9pm. Just a reminder the doors open at 4pm at the Legion on Friday, first band at 5pm. Saturday, doors are at 3 and first band is at 3:45. Sunday doors open at 6 at the Royal, first band at 7pm. Full schedule at

Wristband pick up is at the Legion only, prior to 9pm both Friday and Saturday. You who bought the ticket, or the person who bought you your ticket, must be present to pick up the wrist band. We do NOT give out wristbands without the person for whom the wristband was purchased. For example, if your mom bought it for you, your mom has to be there to pick it up WITH YOU. If you bought it for your friends, you AND THE FRIENDS must be present to pick up the wristband.

There are NO DOOR TICKETS for FRIDAY and SATURDAY. There are tickets at the Royal for SUNDAY, $10 at the door only!

NO SLR cameras.

NO backpacks.

NO drink containers or outside beverages.

Also, no jerks and no crybabies.

See you this weekend!

MASSif thanks Vienna Cafe!


Sometimes, you don’t get outta bed till 2pm and all the breakfast griddles have long since gone cold. Sometimes, you need the biggest, most savoury omelet your senses can handle. Sometimes, you want a warm, laid back atmosphere with some of the nicest folk in town. If this is you, the Vienna Cafe is your spot. Find them at 411 Kootenay Street.

MASSif Festival is presented by Nelson Brewing Company and Tribute Boardshop.

MASSif thanks Kootenay Co-op Radio!

Kootenay Co-op Radio is the bastion of independent news and music in the Kootenays and MASSif is appropriately pleased to have them back us. KCR has supported grassroots community incentives and inventives for 15 years: MASSif got our start as the Crank it to 6 concert series in KCR’s basement 5 years ago. It’s a mutual admiration club we’re all happy to belong to. Thank you, KCR! Listen to KCR online or find them on the FM dial at 93.5 Nelson.

MASSif 2017 is presented by Nelson Brewing Company and Tribute Boardshop.


Meet a MASSiF Band: Man Meat


Saskatoon trio Man Meat will drag you kicking and screaming into the darkness, force-feeding you their mixture of sludge, punk and hardcore whether you like it or not. (Spoiler: You’re gonna love it.) Brace yourself for their Massif performance by listening at Bandcamp, spy from afar on Facebook and Instagram, and get your Massif tickets—if there are any left!

Massif Festival is presented by Tribute and Nelson Brewing Company.

photo by Ghost House Photos