Arboretum Festival: First Line-Up Annoucement


Kevin Drew (of Broken Social Scene), Constantines (on their reunion tour) and Chad VanGaalen are just some of the most excellent bands that will be gracing Ottawa in late August during the third edition of the Arboretum Festival.

The Arboretum Festival, Ottawa’s new music and cultural showcase has done it again. They assembled another great line-up full of some of my favourite local bands (Steve Adamyk, The Yips, New Swears, Pony Girl…) and great out of town talent. What is most exciting, is that this is only the first round of announcements.

The festival takes place outdoors August 18 to 23 on the historic grounds of downtown Ottawa’s Arts Court. But the ever growing festival is also expanding region-wide to include programming in over a dozen venues, clubs and restaurants around Ottawa-Gatineau.

Take a look below and have a listen to all the wonderful talent coming to the Arboretum Festival this year.