OTTAWA, Ontario (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Ottawa Folk Festival organizers announced that they have extended the festival with an additional day of programming, with the 20th edition of the venerable festival kicking off on September 4th instead of Sept. 5th.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse will be headlining the new day with Patti Smith & Her Band opening the festivities. Festival organizers are looking to a strong lineup to continue last year's run after the festival doubled their annual attendance over the previous year.
The full schedule for the festival
September 5th – Vampire Weekend, Colin Meloy, Little Stella, Shannon Rose and the Thorns, Shred Kelly, The Claytones, Three Little Birds.
September 6th – Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Kendrick Lamar, Amos the Transparent, Amanda Rheaume, Beth Orton, Matt Andersen, Robyn Hitchcock, Shad, Tall Trees, The Dusty Drifters.
September 7th – The Avett Brothers, The Sheepdogs, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Chris Hadfield, Hayden, Hey Ocean!, John Allaire, Leif Vollebekk, Martyn Joseph, Pacific Curls, Rachel Sermanni, Sheesham and Lotus, Sondre Lerche, The Belle Game, Tift Merritt, Trent Severn, Vance Joy, Wake Owl, Winchester Warm.
September 8th – Carolina Chocolate Drops, Chris Smither, Claude Munson and The Storm Outside, Dave Norris and Local Ivan, David Lindley, Folly and the Hunter, Go Long (!), Jeff Lang, Kat Edmonson, Mac DeMarco, Martyn Joseph, Mo Kenney, Sam Amidon, Spirit Family Reunion, Terry Gillespie, The Wailers, World Party. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers