Get ready Ottawa, the CityFolk Festival is back from September 13th to 17th. It’s your chance to catch some of the biggest and best names in folk rock. The Panoramic Properties blog team wants to give you all the info you need to know before you go!
This is the 23rd edition of the festival. Until 2014 it was known as the Ottawa Folk Festival. The first Ottawa Folk Festival began as a single-day event in August of 1994 on Victoria Island, along the Ottawa River between Gatineau and Ottawa. The festival has grown over the years, expanding to a 5-day festival located at the Great Lawn in Lansdowne Park. The park is less than a 15-minute drive from baseline Court (1785-1815 Baseline Road).
There are so many great artists at this year’s festival, it’s hard to single anyone out. You can see a full lineup and schedule, but here are a few of performer highlights for each day:
Post Malone – Wednesday, September 13th
The scope of the festival has grown and evolved over the years to include a broader musical taste. A great example is Post Malone. This hip hop artist released his first studio album, ‘Stoney’, in 2016 after gaining major recognition with his debut single ‘White Iverson’.
Jack Johnson – Thursday, September 14th
Jack Johnson’s soulful folk sound was cultivated in Hawaii, where he grew up, playing guitar and surfing. His social action network, All At Once, connects fans with local non-profits at each tour stop.
Broken Social Scene– Friday, September 15th
One of the great artist collectives is back with a new album called ‘Hug of Thunder’. It’s the fifth release from Broken Social Scene and it’s been 7 years in the making.
Father John Misty – Saturday, September 16th
Josh Tillman has released 3 albums under the moniker Father John Misty. He is best known for his emotional, and at times brutally honest, lyrics, as well as his wit and empathy. His latest effort, ‘Pure Comedy’, is a highly anticipated follow up to the acclaimed ‘I Love You, Honeybear’.
Bahamas -Sunday, September 17th
Afie Jurvanen has been making music as the Bahamas since 2009. His self-produced, third studio album, ‘Bahamas Is Afie’, was released in 2014. The coming of age record is loaded with pop hooks as well as thoughtful songcraft and guitar mastery.
Panoramic Properties hopes this post helps you make the most of every minute of the music as it comes to life at this year’s Ottawa CityFolk Festival. Tickets are on sale now.