Category: Festivals

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 8 Picks

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 8 Picks

Day Eight of RBC Bluesfest 2017 arguably features the most outstanding set of “local” talent with a few bands and artists making waves across Canada and abroad. The Ottawa and area performers may actually overshadow most of the non-local musicians. The full schedule is here, but we offer a few choice selections. As always, follow the Ottawa Bluesfest on social […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 7 Picks

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 7 Picks

Thursday heralds Day Seven of RBC Bluesfest 2017. By now, you’ve likely figured out the best spot in front of the stage to get a good angle for the show, decided which poutine stand has the best gravy to curd ratio, and which port-a-potty has the least amount of lines at 8:30. However, you may not have decided what to […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 6 Picks

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 6 Picks

Day Six of RBC Bluesfest 2017 is, in our mind, the best day. Conflicts abound right from the start until the very end. We’re not sure what we’ll be doing, but we’ll definitely try to catch as much as we can. If you’re wondering what else is on tap, check the full schedule here. Follow the Ottawa Bluesfest on social […]

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Pokey Lafarge

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – First Half in Photos

Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest can be a logistical challenge thanks to all the talented artists on the lineup. With the number of performers featured on the multiple stages at one time, schedule conflicts are inevitable. Since we couldn’t attend every gig, here are some quick highlights of memorable sets from the first four days of the fest. Day 1 – Thursday, July 6th […]

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performing at Ottawa Dragon Boat 2016

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 5 Picks

After an evening off where the stages remained dark, Day Five of RBC Bluesfest 2017 is here. To help kick of its second week, here’s a couple of ideas of artists to take in on a Tuesday, along with a snapshot of local talent taking to the stages. If you’re wondering what else is on tap, check the full schedule […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 4 Picks

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 4 Picks

Day four of RBC Bluesfest 2017 is here. The Festival will be taking a two-day break, so get your fill of music in today and go hard and stay late. Pink is the headliner, but there are plenty of other options to check out, and we’re here to help. In addition, we’ve included quite bits on the local talent on […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 3 Picks

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 3 Picks

The first weekend of RBC Bluesfest 2017 has arrived, and it’s a pretty busy day with plenty of variety. We’ve offered four must-see performers plus give you the rundown on the local musicians playing today. If none of the below appeals to you, then see the full schedule here to see who else is performing. In case you’re wondering, 50 […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 2 Picks

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 2 Picks

Day 2 of RBC Bluesfest 2017 is yet again full of country music, but there is plenty of variety. We offer a couple of picks plus preview the local performers. This is just a small sample, but the full schedule is posted and can be found here. If you’ll be on site, be sure to follow Ottawa Bluesfest on social media, […]

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RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 1 Picks

RBC Bluesfest 2017 – Day 1 Picks

With the arrival of Summer, the annual RBC Bluesfest 2017 gets in full swing. For the 2017 edition, there are 10 days (July 6-16) featuring music spanning the eras and even more genres. As The Revue has done in previous years, we will be offering suggestions on who to see (avoiding the headliners as much as possible) while also listing […]

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Community Festival, London – Part 2 (photo essay)

Community Festival, London – Part 2 (photo essay)

So you’ve seen who played at the Community Festival’s N4 stage in our previous entry. Here’s a flavour of what went on in front of a very packed Main Stage. Red Faces     Four lively looking lads from Sheffield playing in front of a massive band banner as the opener for the main stage. Kicking songs that appeal to […]

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Community Festival, London – Part 1 (photo essay)

Community Festival, London – Part 1 (photo essay)

The Community Festival is a new, one-day event squeezed into the now packed UK festival calendar. Held in Finsbury Park in London, the day brought together some of the best established and new indie bands – and all for less than half of the price of an Adele ticket. Our lensman, Marcus Jamieson-Pond, spent the day running between the two […]

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At the Drive-In

Montebello Rockfest 2017 Part 2 (photo essay)

The second day of Rockfest had a beautiful start as the day began sunny and warm, giving everyone a chance to dry out. I ventured over to the smaller Tony Sly stages for the first time to see Pup who drew a large and enthusiastic crowd to their relatively early show. People chose well as this band never disappoints! Eagles of […]

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Community Festival, London (preview)

Community Festival, London (preview)

Community Festival | Finsbury Park, London | 1 July 2017 We’re really pleased to be heading out to the Community Festival on Saturday. Unlike the massive events that pepper the diary of UK gig-goers over the summer (Glastonbury, Leeds, Reading, Isle of Wight, Bestival, etc.), the Community Festival is unashamedly low-key. The whole event spans an afternoon and an evening […]

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Rammstein

Montebello Rockfest 2017 Part 1 (photo essay)

About a month ago, the grounds that were to host Rockfest were underwater and concerned grew as to whether the festival would be able to proceed. Thankfully, the 2017 edition and its amazing lineup proceeded with few glitches. Rock fans put any fear of the weather behind them and came for the music. The muddy grounds were avoided by some […]

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Half Moon Run

Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival 2017 (photo essay)

The city of Ottawa recently hosted the annual and highly-anticipated Tim Horton’s Dragon Boat Festival. Twenty-three years since the festival’s inception, it has developed international acclaim, drawing 150 teams from across North America. Besides the competition on the water, it raises funds for the betterment of the Ottawa community via supporting charitable organizations in the area. To complement the event, […]

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Preview of Montebello Rockfest 2017

Preview of Montebello Rockfest 2017

At the end of June for the past eleven years, the small community of Montebello, Quebec hosts one of Canada’s largest rock festivals. A town with a population barely over a thousand somehow manages to host a crowd that is estimated at around 200,000. Many festivals chase popular artists of any genre in order to attract concert goers, but Montebello […]

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Northside Festival 2017 Review

Northside Festival 2017 Review

Over the last nine years, Northside Festival has grown from a small festival on the north side of Williamsburg to one of the largest music events in North America. It’s more than just music, though. Northside now has two components – Music, featuring over 300 bands this year, and Innovation, which is a blend of tech, marketing, and journalism based […]

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Ten Can’t Miss Shows at Northside Festival 2017

Ten Can’t Miss Shows at Northside Festival 2017

Today, Northside Festival 2017 takes over the venues of Northern Brooklyn. Over the last couple of years, Northside Festival has become New York City’s equivalent to South By Southwest. Its five days consist of three focused on innovation and four days of music. Last year, we got to check out some cool innovation keynotes from Samsung and Amazon. This year […]

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Euphoria 2017 – A Beautiful Festival

Euphoria 2017 – A Beautiful Festival

Euphoria wrapped up this past Sunday, and I’ve been reflecting all week on how fascinating it was as I’ve edited the events photographs. In short, Euphoria is the most singular and diverse festival in central Texas. First, the festival is a lot bigger than I expected it to be. Euphoria debut in 2012 and had around 3,000 attendees through out the weekend. This […]

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SXSW 2017 Memories #4 – The Fairy Tale of Austin

SXSW 2017 Memories #4 – The Fairy Tale of Austin

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just a couple of years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. Forty-five artists participated in this year’s edition, and we’ll be sharing their memories over […]

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