Ottawa Folkfest 2013 Lineup Announced


Ottawa Folkfest has been announced, and it includes some huge headliners from all eras. The first day’s shows give people (including me) the opportunity to finally see one of Canada’s biggest music legends, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, share the stage with fellow badass Patti Smith. Other headliners for the festival include Vampire Weekend, Kendrick Lamar, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Hayden, The Sheepdogs, The Avett Brothers, and more. A bunch of local acts are on board too, including Little Stella, Shannon Rose & the Thorns, Three Little Birds, The Dusty Drifters, Amos the Transparent, Amanda Rheaume, Claude Munson and the Storm Outside, and so on. It’s really exciting to see some of Ottawa’s best local musicians get a chance to share the stage with legends. Day pass prices are still TBA, so we’ll let you know how much those are when they announce those prices. You can bet your ass that Ottawa Showbox will be on-site for this, it’s going to be a good one!

Where: Hog’s Back Park

When: Sept. 4-8, 2013

Tickets: On sale Wed. June 12 @ 10am and through

  • Five-day transferable adult wristband – $128.50
  • Non-transferable youth wristband (under 22 as of Sept. 4): $99
  • After Friday, June 14, regular adult price: $148.50
  • Single-day passes: TBA


Wednesday, Sept. 4

  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse
  • Patti Smith

Thursday, Sept. 5

  • Colin Meloy
  • Little Stella
  • Shannon Rose and the Thorns
  • Shred Kelly
  • The Claytones
  • Three Little Birds
  • Vampire Weekend

Friday, Sept. 6

  • Amanda Rheaume
  • Amos the Transparent
  • Beth Orton
  • Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Matt Andersen
  • Robyn Hitchcock
  • Shad
  • Tall Trees
  • The Dusty Drifters

Saturday, Sept. 7

  • Carolina Chocolate Drops
  • Hayden
  • Hey Ocean!
  • John Allaire
  • Leif Vollebekk
  • Martyn Joseph
  • Pacific Curls
  • Rachel Sermanni
  • Sheesham and Lotus
  • Sondre Lerche
  • The Avett Brothers
  • The Belle Game
  • The Sheepdogs
  • Tift Merritt
  • Trent Severn
  • Vance Joy
  • Wake Owl
  • Winchester Warm

Sunday, Sept. 8

  • Carolina Chocolate Drops
  • Chris Smither
  • Claude Munson and The Storm Outside
  • Dave Norris and Local Ivan
  • David Lindley
  • Folly and the Hunter
  • Go Long (!)
  • Jeff Lang
  • Kat Edmonson
  • Mac DeMarco
  • Martyn Joseph
  • Mo Kenney
  • Sam Amidon
  • Spirit Family Reunion
  • Terry Gillespie
  • The Wailers
  • World Party