Why you need to attend Ottawa's CityFolk Festival!


Music has an uncanny ability to transcend barriers, unite people, and tell stories that resonate across generations. Folk music, in particular, carries a timeless charm that speaks to the heart. And what better way to embrace this enchanting genre than attending the CityFolk Festival in Ottawa?


The Allure of Folk Music

Folk music is a genre that embodies the soul of a community. Its raw and honest melodies capture the essence of life, spanning from tales of love and loss to songs celebrating everyday triumphs. Its accessibility, often requiring nothing more than an acoustic instrument and a heartfelt voice, makes it a genre for everyone. Folk music is a bridge between generations, carrying stories that might otherwise fade away with time.


CityFolk Festival

reStays is a proud sponsor of this year's highly anticipated City Folk Festival, presenting an extraordinary lineup that includes iconic musicians such as Iggy Pop, Bush, Arkells, Hozier, and so much more. We are honoured to play a significant role in bringing such exceptional music to attendees' hearts! 


The CityFolk Festival in Ottawa celebrates folk music's universal appeal. This event is more than just a series of performances; it explores culture, art, and community. What makes this festival exceptional is its diverse lineup, ranging from traditional folk to contemporary indie folk and everything in between. This inclusivity ensures that everyone can find something to resonate with. Lansdowne Park transforms into a folk music paradise. People from different walks of life gather to enjoy a lineup of musicians who bring folk music to life. What's great about the CityFolk Festival is that it offers something for everyone. Whether you're a die-hard folk fan or just curious about the genre, you will find something you love. The festival features both well-known folk artists and new talents who put their spin on traditional melodies. You'll hear classic folk tunes that have been passed down through generations, as well as modern twists that blend folk with other genres. This mix of old and new keeps the music fresh and exciting.


Amid the buzz of the CityFolk Festival, reStays is your perfect escape. Nestled in the city's heart and located near the festival grounds at Lansdowne, you're always close to the heart of the action. After a day of enjoying folk music, you can retreat to the cozy ambiance of your suite and unwind, ready to embrace the next day's musical journey.


Folk music has something to offer no matter where you come from or what music you usually enjoy. The CityFolk Festival embodies this spirit, welcoming everyone to share in the joy of folk music. So, if you're looking for a down-to-earth music experience with storytelling and emotions galore, the CityFolk Festival in Ottawa is the place to be. It's a reminder that folk music isn't just a genre – it's a feeling that anyone can enjoy. So grab a blanket, find a spot on the grass, and let folk music melodies surround you and enhance your festival experience by staying at reStays for a truly immersive and unforgettable time. 


Photo credit: Yvette de Wit