Ottawa’s CityFolk Festival 2019: Weekend Preview

CityFolk returns to Lansdowne Park for its 5th year, giving us one last chance to enjoy the 2019 festival season in the Nation’s Capital. Offering another impressive lineup of eclectic musicians, check out our recommendations for the upcoming weekend:

Friday, September 13

Our Lady Peace
9:45 PM  City Stage

A staple on Canadian airwaves for decades, OLP kicks off the weekend with 9 studio albums of material to work with. One of the most recognizable names in Canadian rock, Our Lady Peace is sure evoke feelings of nostalgia with its array of alternative, grunge, and art rock performances.

Saturday, September 14

Leon Bridges
9:00 PM City Stage

Our highlight of the 26th-installment of CityFolk, Leon Bridges is flat-out one of the most talented musicians in today’s landscape. Fresh off 2018’s Good Thing, the soulful Texas songwriter has no shortage of hits to offer. If his NPR Tiny Desk Concert is any indication of what’s in store for the crowd, we are in for quite the treat.

Sunday, September 15

7:30 PM City Stage

CityFolk lives up to its billing with the inclusion of the indie folk collective hailing from California. Now coming up on a decade since the band’s inception, Dawes has cemented itself in the contemporary folk arena while maintaining an old-school, vintage sound.

Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters
9:15 PM City Stage

Best known as the front man for Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant brings true star power to CityFolk. Ranked by Rolling Stone as the 15th-best singer of all-time in 2011, this performance offers a rare opportunity to witness a living legend.