folk fest

CityFolk, formerly known as Ottawa Folk Festival, is an annual festival that began 21 years ago by Max Wallace, a former station manager of Carleton University’s CKCU-FM radio station, Ottawa-based singer-songwriter Chris White, and a community of volunteers. The festival has grown from its humble roots on Ottawa’s Victoria Island to its new home at Lansdowne Park, next to TD Place.

At this year’s Ottawa Folk Festival, Vancouver’s bashful indie folk-rocker Dan Mangan headlined the full day of music Sept. 9, while Bon Iver, this year’s Grammy winner for best new artist, drew 12,000 fans to close the festival on Sept. 10.

Students can look forward to discounted tickets and a more youth-oriented lineup of artists at this year’s Ottawa Folk Festival, which runs from Sept. 6 to 10 at Hog’s Back Park.