Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the festival? CityFolk is a general admission (GA) outdoor event held in Lansdowne Park (behind TD Place Stadium) and Aberdeen Pavilion (where the RavenLaw stage is located). OC Transpo to and from the festival will again be FREE to paid ticket-holders. There is no seating provided in GA but lawn chairs are permitted in the field.

What is the festival atmosphere like? There’s more to CityFolk than music! We have vendors of all types, local craft beer, commemorative merchandise, promotions and contests, greening initiatives AND Marvest – a free event that collaborates with local businesses to spotlight Ottawa talent in unconventional venues.

When will a schedule by stage/time be available? Typically this is available in late August. Sign up to our mailing list to receive updates if you’d like to get a notification.

How do I buy tickets?: All tickets will go onsale on Thursday, May 18, including single-day general admission, parking, and Ogilvie Subaru VIP Zone passes, among others. Pricing for single-day passes is typically about $50-$65 prior to fees/HST, with VIP day passes at about $99-$150 dependent on headliner.

Ticket Site

We do not have exact prices available in advance as pricing is subject to change. You may purchase online, by phone at (613) 232-6767, or in-person at the TD Place Box Office located at Lansdowne Park.

What is in the Ogilvie Subaru VIP Zone? This area is a mid-field lounge with platform seating, private bar/facilities, and VIP section attendants. Further section enhancements to be announced later in the season.

Here’s a pictorial map (not to scale) of the section.

Ogilvie Subaru VIP Zone


Children: Children under 10 do not need a ticket when accompanied by a parent. We have a kid-friendly BSOMA KidZone in the park with fun activities during the weekend afternoons.

Please bear in mind the festival can be a loud and crowded atmosphere, so we recommend bringing earplugs and planning a meeting spot in advance in case of separation.

Accessibility: Patrons with a disability who require an attendant can bring one attendant to the festival at no extra cost. The patron and attendant can obtain the accessibility pass at the festival gates.

Ogilvie Subaru VIP Zone is not wheelchair friendly due to reserved seating in place. We recommend patrons in a wheelchair purchase GA and use the separate viewing platform specifically designated for wheelchairs.

Festival Contact Information is the best way to reach us with other questions, or sending us a DM through Facebook/Twitter. We love all your comments, keep ‘em coming!

See you on September on the Great Lawn at CityFolk!