More than 50,000 people were estimated to have checked out this year’s edition of the newly branded CityFolk festival. As well thousands walked through the two indoor venues packed with local vendors, and musicians. This year’s edition of the Ottawa CityFolk Festival will go down in history as the first festival at the Great Lawn at Lansdowne Park. The move from the previous four editions of the Folk Fest from Hog’s Back farm was well realized integrating the community along with the festival.
Many thanks to the artists in attendance this year, they included:
Van Morrison, the Avett Brothers, Wilco, and Of Monsters and Men Passenger, UB40, the Tubes, the Sheepdogs, Patrick Watson, Walk Off the Earth, Lord Huron, Elle King, Lisa LeBlanc, Lucinda Williams, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Amy Helm, Lucius, Lee Harvey Osmond, Steep Canyon Rangers, Built to Spill, the Barr Brothers, Wintersleep, Sun Kil Moon, Will Butler, Steve Poltz, Fortunate Ones, the Everyone Orchestra, Frank Fairfield & the Down Hill Strugglers, Terra Lightfoot, Scarlett Jane, and Charlie A’Court.
Also, cudos to all of the volunteers who wore smiles throughout the five day event and of course Mark Monahan for putting on a colossal festival in the heart of Ottawa. Also, a big thank you to AJ Sauve for his consistent internal support. Hope to see you all next year.