Festival News


RBC Bluesfest announces 2015 line-up

[news release] RBC Bluesfest organizers today announced the initial line-up for their 2015 program. Confirmed acts to date include: Alvvays; Al Wood and the Woodsmen; Antibalas; Arkells; Bahamas; Bella Cat; BlakDenim; Black Mountain; Blue Rodeo; ... read more »


Guess who’s coming to the 35th TD Ottawa Jazz Festival … Creation, Innovation and Celebration!

[News Release] 2015 is a momentous year for the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival as it prepares to present the 35th edition from June 18 – July 1, 2015. Dynamic programming and unique international collaborations remains integral to attracting a ... read more »


Last weekend for the 6th Annual Wakefield International Film Festival

[News Release] All the Time in the World (2014) from Yukon director Suzanne Crocker, follows the director and her family – husband, three children and three pets – as they live off the grid, with no electricity and no access to society, in an ... read more »


Ottawa festival runs under the current of mainstream theatre

[Link: Metro Ottawa] Undercurrents is underway this week in Ottawa with its fifth edition and biggest lineup yet. Nine shows from Ottawa and elsewhere are playing in the Arts Court Theatre or Studio. But don’t expect the traditional plays you ... read more »


The Festival of Small Halls seeks rural venues to host world-class music concerts

[News Release] The Festival of Small Halls is seeking community-based rural halls to host world-class folk, Celtic, and traditional concerts this September. The “Team behind Bluesfest” has started a new festival, smaller in scale, but ... read more »


What’s on at the Wakefield International Film Festival

[News Release] Wakefield International Film Festival (WIFF) continues to offer the best in current documentary film this weekend, February 21 & 22: Trick or Treaty? (2014) Alanis Obomsawin's most recent feature documentary shines a ... read more »

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2015 Winter Brewfest: Successful on all fronts!

[News Release] The organizers of the Winter Brewfest are delighted with the response to this inaugural edition. On February 13 and 14, the closing weekend of Winterlude, more than 5,000 people—40% over the projected attendance of ... read more »


Winterlude Warmed Up Canada’s Capital Region

[News Release] Hundreds of thousands of visitors braved the cold to take part in one of the largest winter festivals in North America Department of Canadian Heritage -The 37th edition of Winterlude, the Capital’s winter festival, came to a ... read more »

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Around Town: Local celebs hit stage for Don’t Quit Your Day Job arts benefit

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] The celebrity cabaret fundraiser Don’t Quit Your Day Job was back for its third year, filling the Fourth Stage of the National Arts Centre with song and music and some cheek-hurting, side-splitting laughter on a cold and ... read more »

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Winter Brewfest bound for Lansdowne Park: Celebration of local suds aims to take chill away

[Link: ottawacommunitynews.com] It’s proven to be a cold winter so far, but the organizers of Ottawa’s first annual Winter Brewfest believe they have just the antidote. Lansdowne Park will be the venue for the festival, which will showcase ... read more »