Arboretum Festival announces new venue, first round of lineup

Arboretum Festival today made their first lineup-up announcement and confirmed an exciting new venue. The Ottawa festival taking over an island in the Ottawa River, just behind the War Museum: Albert Island. The two-day festival/party will feature music as well as other artistic and cultural projects: previous years have featured artist talks, local chef partnerships, and more.

The festival will run August 19-22 with the shows running off-island at other venues August 19 and 20 (including a feature event with Queer Songbook Orchestra from Toronto). A highlight will be a reunion of Weights and Measures, Jeremy Gara of Arcade Fire’s previous band. Also on the list are Austra, Braids, Hayden, Phedre and The Weather Station.

Check out the lineup here.