The Ottawa Folkfest this morning released the lineup to its 21st edition of the annual festival, and the lineup is fantastic. There’s something for everyone at the five-day festival, which runs from September 10-14 at Hog’s Back Park in the middle of Ottawa.

The headliners – Lorde, The National, Neutral Milk Hotel, Foster the People, and The Gaslight Anthem – and other more notable acts – like J. Cole, Joss Stone, Coeur de Pirate – will appeal to a wide audience

There is of course significant Canadian content with emerging starlet Serena Ryder and Canadian icons Blue Rodeo.

Indie lovers, like us, will ooh and aah at the likes of The War on Drugs, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Sun Kil Moon, M. Ward, The Lone Bellow, among many others.

There is still plenty of folk with The Milk Carton Kids, Simon Townshend (who could also go electric), Poor Old Shine, and Craig Cardiff.

The local content is strong with Jill Zmud, Pony Girl, The Wicked Mercy, Spencer Scharf, The Cardboard Crowns, Made Noon, Saturnfly, High Waters, The Noisy Locomotive, The Strain, and Lara Bidner.

Early-bird, full-festival passes on sale Thursday morning at 10:00 for an unbeatable price of $99, but it’s only good for one day and while quantities last. Prices will increase to $129 for the five days.

You can view details at the Ottawa Folkfest page.


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