FIFTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION’S ROSTER INCLUDES METZ, SLOAN, DILLY DALLY, AMONG OTHERS
Arboretum Festival is thrilled to announce its fifth anniversary edition, running Wednesday, August 17th to Saturday, August 20th. Along with downtown club shows and day-parties, the festival’s outdoor stages and festival village now take up annual residence on the grounds of Ottawa City Hall (110 Laurier Street).
Arboretum 2016’s festival village will feature vendors curated by Ottawa-based slow goods purveyor N-Product, beer garden by Beau’s and Beyond the Pale, pop-up performances, and many more details to be announced.
Arboretum 2016 is thrilled to announce its first round of headliners including: SUBPOP heavy-weights METZ, breakout New York-based hiphop star JUNGLEPUSSY, art-rap phenomenon MYKKI BLANCO, CanCon legends SLOAN performing their seminal 1996 album One Chord to Another, and blogosphere fuzz heroes DILLY DALLY. Other showcasing artists include Arcade Fire drummer JEREMY GARA’s new electronic solo project (Ottawa Premiere), Toronto electro art-punks DOOMSQUAD, Ellen Page-endorsed rising stars PARTNER, Algonquin-Anishnabeg pow wow artists KINA MINIWAG, psych-rockers HOODED FANG, Afro-Columbian soundsister LIDO PIMIENTA, beloved indierock troubadour SHOTGUN JIMMIE, and underground Toronto afro-futurist collective ABOVE TOP SECRET.
A slew of Canadian independent record labels will also descend on Ottawa to showcase their rosters with day-parties and club shows including Hand Drawn Dracula, Buzz Records, 88 Days of Fortune, You’ve Changed Records and more to be announced.
A second announcement will follow in May outlining local artists, additional headliners and acts, cultural talks, industry events, our restaurant fundraising showcase, festival village details, and much more!
EARLY-BIRD, ALL-ACCESS PASSES:
Early-bird, all-access $50 music passes (limited to 200), are on sale today on-line at Ticketfly.ca. Individual day passes, weekend passes, and showcase tickets will be released May 2016.
ALL-ACCESS EARLY-BIRD PASSES (LIMITED TO 200):
Available for $50 on-line at Ticketfly.ca.
DAY PASSES & WEEKEND PASSES:
To be released May 2016.
Arboretum Festival Dates:
August 17-20, Ottawa ON, Canada