By Lynn Saxberg, The Ottawa Citizen
Photograph by: Bruno Schlumberger, The Ottawa Citizen
What: Ottawa Folk Festival | When: Sept. 6-10, 2012 | Where: Hog’s Back Park
Tickets: Earlybird passport, $99, available until midnight Friday. Regular price, $129, begins Saturday. Folk Club, $225. Day tickets range from $30-$42. Tickets available through Capital Tickets, capitaltickets.ca or 613-599-3267, 1-877-788-3267. Surcharges extra. Tickets also available in person at various locations, including Sports Experts locations, Compact Music and Ottawa Folklore Centre. Go to ottawafolk.com for more details.
The Ottawa Folk Festival is stretching out this year with a high-profile lineup, a plan to leave half the site unfenced and an open invitation to first-year Carleton University students.
Grammy winner Bon Iver, Ottawa darling Kathleen Edwards, American roots-rocker Ben Harper, Newfoundland folk-rockers Great Big Sea and Juno breakthrough artist Dan Mangan anchor the 19th annual edition of the festival, which returns for the second year to a spacious site at Hog’s Back Park. The dates for this year’s event are Sept. 6-10, one day longer and two weeks later than its usual slot on the calendar.
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