Festivals in the News


50,000 people enjoyed Ottawa’s Folk Festival

[Link: CFRA News] A solid line up and a good location are major reasons for another successful Folk Festival. This according to organizers who say around 50,000 people came out to the five day music festival at Hogs Back Park. This year's ... read more »


Folk Festival review: Family affair for Bros. Landreth

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] The Bros. Landreth Craft Beer House Their parents clearly feature large in the lives of Canadian roots rockers The Bros. Landreth. During the band’s show of excellent bluesy rock, frontman Joey Landreth twice ... read more »


The National, Wake Owl, Pony Girl, Lee Fields, High Waters at Ottawa Folk Fest

[Link: Live in Limbo] The National headlined a rather musically packed day of both international and local artists. Ottawa natives such as High Waters and Pony Girl were given a place to showcase their music. As we said in the previous ... read more »


Ottawa International Animation Festival set to hit Ottawa

[Link: Ottawa Sun] Sleepy Ottawa is about to get a little more animated. Animators of all styles and culture, including Disney Studios, will be in the nation's capital from Sept. 17 to the 21 to show off some of their new projects during the ... read more »


Folkfest has something for everyone

[Link: Ottawa Sun] Families trudging back from the cottage, shoulders slumped and settling back into the 9-to-5 routine, kids dragging their brand new shoes back to school, dewy-eyed college kids flocking to campus. Summer may be on its last ... read more »


NQ Arbuckle to get “boozy, dancey” at Ottawa Folk Festival

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] The last time the alt-country band NQ Arbuckle played in the Ottawa area, a rambunctious young crowd filled the Black Sheep Inn, dancing, singing and stomping their feet along to the gruff but wise roots-rock songs of ... read more »


Plenty to see and do at Ottawa’s animation festival

[Link: Ottawa Community News] Local artist exhibition looks at what Disney means to them Ottawa’s downtown will become a little more animated this month. On screens across the area-- the Bytowne Cinema, the National Gallery of Canada, ... read more »


FOLK FEST PRIMER: Lorde, M. Ward, Lee Fields, and other make Chris Lackner’s must-see list

[Link: Ottawa Magazine] For its 20th anniversary, the Ottawa Folk Festival has expanded to five days for the first time (Sept. 10-14), leaving local fans with more musical options than ever before. Pop culture junkie Chris Lackner highlights the ... read more »


Street art and city colour: Ottawa’s graffiti culture starting to bloom

[Link: Ottawa Citizen} When Mike Davis first saw the bright colours of graffiti scrawl and spray-painted images on the “Tech Wall” downtown, he was a teenager looking for an outlet. “I remember clear as day,” says the 34-year-old of ... read more »


Photos: House of Paint Hip Hop Festival

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] Maryam Salehi break dances during the House of Paint Hip Hop Festival in Ottawa on Saturday, September 6, 2014.