Congrats to Galaxie Supernova Award winner Mo Kenney Sunday, August 8, 2013 – Ottawa Folk Festival organizers today announced the winner of their annual Galaxie Supernova Award. The award is part of the Galaxie Rising Star Program, which presents the Supernova Award for outstanding live performance. This award provides bursaries to rising Canadian music talentContinue reading

Almost 50,000 music fans take in five-day event Ottawa, September 8, 2013 – The Ottawa Folk Festival wrapped up its five-day run for 2013, with concerts by the Canadian folk icon Gordon Lightfoot and the reggae trailblazing Wailers. The Festival attracted nearly 50,000 patrons over five days by highlighting a wide range of music fromContinue reading

August 27, 2013, Ottawa —Ottawa Folk Festival organizers today announced that Gordon Lightfoot will be performing at the festival on Sunday, September 8 at 8 p.m. on the Raven Law Stage. After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it’s safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter andContinue reading

August 23, 2013, Ottawa —Ottawa Folk Festival organizers just confirmed that City and Colour will be headlining on Wednesday, September 4. Also on the bill is ‘Patti Smith and Her Band’. Day tickets for September 4 will be available for purchase Saturday, August 24 at 10 a.m. at all Ottawa Folk Festival Tickets outlets— asContinue reading

As a result of the cancellation of Neil Young’s scheduled performance at the Ottawa Folk Festival on Sept. 4, 2013, Ottawa Folk Festival organizers will issue refunds to Sept. 4, 2013 single-day and ‘Gold Circle Reserved Seating’ purchasers. Please refer to the following link for more details:   For further information or assistance, pleaseContinue reading

Ottawa Folk Festival organizers today confirmed that Neil Young will not be performing on September 4 at the Ottawa Folk Festival. This is due to a hand injury sustained by guitarist Frank ‘Poncho’ Sampedro, whose doctor has indicated that Sampredo’s hand requires additional time to heal properly. Festival organizers will announce refund details and otherContinue reading

Ottawa, June 11, 2012 – Ottawa Folk Festival organizers today announced they are adding a day of programming and launching the 20th edition of the festival on Wednesday, September 4, rather than September 5. That’s to make room for . . . NEIL YOUNG and CRAZY HORSE! The opener that evening will be the inimitableContinue reading

NEWS RELEASE 2012 Ottawa Folk Festival one for the record books Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Festival organizers today announced unprecedented attendance numbers for the 19th edition of the Ottawa Folk Festival, with 25 to 30 thousand music fans showing up for the five-day event, doubling last year’s audience. This does not include the free programming,Continue reading

NEWS RELEASE Ottawa Folk Festival deemed a great success Congrats to Galaxie Supernova Award winners Gordie Mackeeman and His Rhythm Boys! Monday, September 10, 2012 From the opening note of the National Anthem by Arthur McGregor (of the festival’s founding sponsor the Ottawa Folklore Centre) to the closing tunes of Bon Iver, the line-up wasContinue reading

For immediate release Ottawa, July 26, 2012 – Ottawa Folk Festival organizers today announced a new partnership with TELUS. As presenting sponsor, TELUS will be joining forces with a much-loved Ottawa music festival that has been a mainstay in the local community for the last 18 years. “We’re very happy to welcome TELUS aboard,” saidContinue reading