Patrick Watson blew the crowd away with an incredible performance at this year’s Ottawa Folk Festival. His set included an incredible light show and the entire set was full of energy and soul. Many were there to see him play that night and it was clear that everyone was excited about this particular performance!
If anyone knows how to get a party started, it’s without a doubt Canada’s very own Great Big Sea! They performed a ton of their more popular songs which was a brilliant way of getting the audience to sing, dance and drink along! There was definitely a lot of foot stomping and hand clapping and this show! What a fun performance!
Matthew Good was one of the headliners on the first night of Folk Fest (along with Ben Harper), and he was definitely a treat to see.
If any band knows how to put on a show and start a party, it’s without a doubt Down With Webster. They performed one of the most energetic and intense sets of Bluesfest 2012, and the crowd was just as wild. A great time was had by all during their performance that’s for sure!
Monster Truck performed an early evening set on July 7th, opening for Alice Cooper and Iron Maiden. They may have performed outdoors on one of the hottest days of the Summer, but that didn’t stop them from playing a killer set! Awesome performance.
Ottawa was lucky to have Canadian band The Sheepdogs perform at Bluesfest for the second year in a row! This time they performed an evening set and headlined on July 12th alongside Sam Roberts. They played to a huge crowd and put on a great show!
Ottawa was honoured to have one of the biggest punk rock bands of our time, Bad Religion, headline the main stage on July 11th. They performed to an audience that was full of fans both old and new, and they definitly put on an incredible show. It was one to remember!
Sam Roberts headlined the Claridge Stage on the night of July 12th. The Canadian rock singer/songwriter blew the audience away and put on a stellar show. They played alongside The Sheepdogs who headlined the River Stage, and so the night quickly became one amazing night for Canadian rock music in Ottawa.
Ottawa 4-piece band Sparrows performed on one of the main stages on the afternoon of July 7th, opening for Monster Truck, Alice Cooper and Iron Maiden.
The Arkells performed at Bluesfest for the second time in 2 years, to yet again an incredible crowd. Ottawa was certainly excited to see them, and welcomed them back with an insane amount of enthousiam. Incredible set!
An intense set was played by Sleigh Bells on the third night of Bluesfest. It didn’t take long for their beats to get the crowd singing and dancing. Amazing energy, incredible performance.
Ottawa: After all the driving we had done the last few days it was a relief we only had a 4 hour drive to Ottawa. We got to Ottawa around 6pm and quickly found a hotel near the venue. We had enough time to find a chip wagon and make a quick stop at the LCBO to pick up some drinks. After a few drinks we headed to the venue.
It’s safe to say that Brighter Brightest delivers a killer set every time they come to Ottawa, and this last time was no exception. Performing alongside Ten Second Epic, Brighter Brightest really set the bar for the night with an amazing set full of songs that got the crowd singing and excited. Not only that, but we also all got to enjoy a solo acoustic set by Brighter Brightest’s own Derek Hoffman, which was a rare but real treat. Incredible night!
Edmonton’s own Ten Second Epic headlined a killer show in Canada’s Capital on March 28th, 2012. It was their first time back in Ottawa in a very long time, and as such they treated their fans with an extra long set (AND returned for an encore!), performing various songs from all of their albums throughout! Ottawa had not forgotten about TSE, and it was clear that TSE had not forgotten about Ottawa! Amazing set to say the least.