CityFolk delights crowds at Lansdowne

Another year of Ottawa’s CityFolk Festival wrapped up this weekend, marking the festival’s third year of being held at Lansdowne Park. Five music and art packed days drew massive crowds to the festival grounds despite the heat that was present for most of the weekend. This year CityFolk offered two stages, one less stage from the year previous. This created a smaller line-up but overall an easier festival to navigate. It also gave fans a better chance to catch all the performers they wanted to see this year.   The first night brought a rowdy crowd despite there being only one stage open for the first day of the festival. During the beginning of the night, the City Stage had […]

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CityFolk Day Three: Amanda Marshall lets it rain

The day’s heat was just beginning to break by the time I settled in on the grass of Lansdowne Park, carrying a fresh, mustard-covered soft pretzel and my water bottle. People of all ages and walks of life filtered in and out of the City Stage area where I was stationed to cover the three shows of the night: Son Little, Broken Social Scene, and the headliner, Amanda Marshall. As I waited for Son Little to kick off the first set of the night to begin, I simply sat and listened to the jazz and blues music filtering out from the stage’s speaker system. It was a perfect night for a music festival and a perfect wrap up to the […]

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Commentary: nine things to look out for at this year’s CityFolk

CityFolk is back this year, taking place from Sept. 13-17 at Lansdowne Park. While there are many things to check out at this year’s festival, here are the top 10 things to see and do. 1) With a range of styles from Post Malone to Ruth B, there’s a sound for everyone. Canadian artists like Rose Cousins, as well as international artists like Tank and the Bangas, will appear at CityFolk. It’s a great place to listen to what you like as well as well as to get exposed to a new kind of sound. 2) Amanda Marshall—who hasn’t released any new material since 2001—will appear at the festival. She’s worked with big names like Elton John, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and […]

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