J. Cole, Lorde, Serena Ryder & more at Ottawa Folk Festival, Sept. 10-14 [News]
Ottawa, ON – The nation’s capital is the place to from September 10 to 14 as the Ottawa Folk Festival takes over Hog’s Back Park. This year J. Cole takes over the RavenLaw Stage on September 12 between 8 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. for one of the many highly anticipated performances scheduled on the festival’s line-up. Other acts include Lorde, Blue Rodeo, Serena Ryder, Foster The People, M. Ward, The National, the Vancouver/Portland based Wake Owl and more. The Ottawa Folk Festival was recognized in 2013 as one of the American Bus Association’s Top 100 Events in North America.
“The Ottawa Folk Festival is a five-day celebration of music, dance, visual arts and community featuring an eclectic mix of musical performances on two evening and five daytime stages, plus participatory music workshops, special children’s and family performances, beer gardens, artisan and craft vendors, and much, much more.”
HipHopCanada has teamed up with the Ottawa Folk Festival for a great giveaway so look out for that announcement in the coming days. We’ll have a bunch of festival passes to giveaway. We’ll also be on scene for full coverage of the events. Click the jump for more info.
Ottawa Folkfest ready to set you . . . FREE!
This year’s Ottawa Folk Festival is probably the best deal in town with the likes of M. Ward, Blues Traveler, and Foster the People opening on September 10; Lorde, Serena Ryder and more on September 11; The National and J. Cole September 12; Blue Rodeo and Neutral Milk Hotel September 13; and Joss Stone and The Gaslight Anthem, among others, wrapping things up on September 14 . . . all for $48.50 or less per night. And the cost goes down when you buy a pick-3 or five-day passport.
It’s a great deal, but you can’t beat the price to get in to the new Craft Beer House — it’s FREE! And so is the entertainment on tap there. There’s a Cape Breton Embassy Party with some of the world’s best fiddlers and east-coast bands, including Chrissy Crowley, COIG and Sprag Session on Thursday and Friday, and the Mellotones, a great R&B band from Halifax on the weekend.
“We’re inviting the whole city to attend. It should be a blast!” says the festival’s artistic director, Mark Monahan. “We’re also bringing in a Food-Truck Rally for the weekend, a KID ZONE and something we call SESSIONS featuring some amazing artists that are slated to perform on some of the bigger stages during the ‘fest.”
The free side of the park will also feature a line-up of talent that passersby will not believe is free –all courtesy of the folks at the Ottawa Folk Festival at Hog’s Back Park, near Mooney’s Bay.
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