Arboretum Festival 2017 - August 18th - 20th

Arboretum Festival is coming back to Ottawa in 2017, running from August 18 to 20. This year, they're setting up shop on a hand-built stage in the middle of a forest, which will host a jam-packed weekend of live music — and the lineup of performers has just been announced. Deerhoof, LE1F, TOPS, Cadence Weapon, DIANA, Un Blonde, Claude Munson, Boyhood, Future States, Isaac Vallentin, L.A. Foster, Gianna Lauren, Cedric Noel and Feels are all slated to perform, and more artists are expected to be announced in the coming months. In addition to the impressive musical lineup on the main stage, the festival will also offer intimate barn shows, late-night DJ parties, an all-night cinema, a swimming pond, local farm-to-table food vendors and even the option to pick your own fruit and vegetables all weekend long. All of the action will be going down 25 minutes outside downtown Ottawa, at the Rideau Pines Farm in North Gower (on what organizers "humbly acknowledge is unceded Algonquin Anishinabeg territory"). Full weekend passes are currently on sale for $75, which includes free "pizza bus" transportation or a parking pass. On-site accommodations will only be available to artists and volunteers. You can find full festival information and updates over at the official Arboretum Festival Facebook page.