WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING: ABOUT THE 2015 CONCERT LINEUP

Friday, July 04, 2014

   
THODBF
Posted: March 02, 2015

It stands to reason that a festival featuring furious paddling would turn into a celebration of sea to shining sea. The 22nd annual Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival unveiled a star-studded lineup Monday, plucking its headliners from the head of the class of Canadian rock -- from Newfoundland's Hey Rosetta! to Vancouver's Dan Mangan. Geographical signposts along the way include Yukon Blonde, Rural Alberta Advantage and Tokyo Police Club. For artistic director Antony Cooper -- who, since 2011 has booked the entertainment portion of North America's largest dragon boat event -- putting together this year's lineup was like checking off a wish list.
     
   
THODBF
METRO NEWS: TOKYO POLICE CLUB, HEY ROSETTA! ON BILL FOR ANOTHER STACKED DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
Posted: March 02, 2015

There aren’t many places where you can see bands like Tokyo Police Club, Dan Mangan and Hey Rosetta! without buying a festival-priced ticket. But the three Canadian heavyweight bands – along with Yukon Blonde and Rural Alberta Advantage – are among headliners at the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival this summer – a festival who’s only use for a wristband is for handing out beer. “It’s a really fun way to kick off summer and the price is impossible to beat,” said festival Spokesman Antony Cooper.
     
   
THODBF
Posted: March 02, 2015

The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is billed as North America's largest dragon boat competition, but in addition to water sports, the event includes a music portion, and this year's event will offer an array of notable Canadian performers. The Tim Hortons-sponsored festival takes place across four days, from June 25 to 28, at Mooney's Bay Park in Ottawa. Admission is free, and artists include Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, Rural Alberta Advantage, Tokyo Police Club, Hey Rosetta!, Mounties, Hollerado, Yukon Blonde, Jeremy Fisher, Jim Bryson, the Acorn, Kalle Mattson, Craig Cardiff and the Franklin Electric.
     
   
THODBF
Posted: March 02, 2015

Ottawa’s Dragon Boat Festival continues to surprise with its weekend musical lineup that pound for pound seems to stand up with some of the best on offer in the city. This year continues that trend with a weekend of free musical performance that includes such artists as Dan Mangan and Blacksmith, Hey Rosetta!, Tokyo Police Club, the Rural Alberta Advantage and Yukon Blonde. The whole thing takes place June 25 to 28 and will fill up an already crowded calendar. The festival is actively promoting Canadian talent, says artistic director Antony Cooper. “We are true believers in the great talent Canada has to offer,” he says.
     
   
THODBF
Posted: March 02, 2015

The 22nd annual Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, taking place at beautiful Mooney’s Bay Park on the Rideau River, June 25 – 28, 2015, released their main stage entertainment line-up and schedule this morning. This year’s headliners are some of Canada’s biggest indie acts including: Newmarket’s Tokyo Police Club, British Columbia’s Yukon Blonde, Newfoundland’s Hey Rosetta! and Vancouver-based Dan Mangan + Blacksmith.
     
   
THODBF
Posted: March 2, 2015

Hey Gang: Great to announce I will be a part of the 2015 Ottawa International Dragonboat Festival this June. This festival is a real sneaker and has become a primo FREE event with a bang up line-up.
     
   
THODBF
OTTAWA SOUTH NEWS: DRAGON BOAT FEST GENERATING BUZZ WITH CONCERT LINEUP
Posted: March 12, 2015

Several Canadian music acts slated to play over four days at Mooney's Bay Park. Though Ottawa remains hunkered down in the snow and cold, things are heating up for the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival with the recent announcement of its concert lineup which includes several Canadian acts. Canadian bands Tokyo Police Club, Hey Rosetta!, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, The Rural Alberta Advantage and Yukon Blonde, among others, will headline at the largest dragon boat festival and competition in North America, which takes over Mooney's Bay Park June 25 to 28, festival organizers announced March 2.
     
   
THODBF
AB-CO- TIM HORTONS OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2015 LINEUP – HEY ROSETTA!, DAN MANGAN + BLACKSMITH, TOKYO POLICE CLUB, THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE, YUKON BLONDE AND MORE – JUNE 25 TO 28
Posted: March 02, 2015

Now in its 22nd year, Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat is proud to announce their 2015 lineup. The festival, taking place at Mooney’s Bay Park in downtown Ottawa from June 25th-28th, will include performances from Canadian heavyweights Hey Rosetta!, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Tokyo Police Club, Yukon Blonde and many more.
     
   
THODBF
Posted: March 3, 2015

The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is back with another exciting FREE concert lineup for 2015! The festival runs from Thursday June 25th to Sunday June 28th. It’s a great time for the whole family with free admission to concerts, as well as a variety of artisans, exhibitors, delicious culinary treats, beachside bar, children’s area and non-stop dragon boat racing as 5,000 paddlers battle it out on Mooney’s Bay. Having taken the family the last few years, I can say that a good time is always had by all. From the concerts, to the children’s area and the races, there is always something to do. Be sure to mark the weekend down on your calendar and get out to enjoy summer in the capital.
     
   
THODBF
Posted: March 2, 2015

Now in its 22nd year, Tim Horton’s Ottawa Dragon Boat has announced their 2015 lineup. The festival, taking place at Mooney’s Bay Park in downtown Ottawa from June 25th-28th, will include performances from Canadian heavyweights Hey Rosetta!, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, Rural Alberta Advantage, Tokyo Police Club, Yukon Blonde and more. Once again music fans can enjoy free admission to all performances. The festival’s Artistic Director Antony Cooper has put special attention into the music programming in recent years, growing the lineup to include highly sought-after Canadian artists. “We are true believers in the great talent Canada has to offer and are looking forward to a great weekend this year in Ottawa!, “ he says.
     
   
THODBF
Posted: May 28, 2015

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival had their launch party at the Rideau Canoe Club on Thursday night. There were some food by The Royal Oak and lot of mingling around. There were speeches from John Brooman (CEO), Warren Creates (Festival Vice Chair), Lawrence Greenspon and Riley Brockington (Ottawa councillor for River Ward), just to name a few. The festival is now on its 23rd year and going strong with sponsors and festival supporters. This year has a terrific music lineup which has Mounties, Yukon Blonde, Hey Rosetta, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith to local favourites with Jim Bryson, Jeremy Fisher and The Acorn. All Canadian acts to enjoy and it’s free! A great way to start the Summer festival season.
     
   
THODBF
Posted: March 2, 2015

Ottawa keeps things Canadian with their dragon boat festival lineup! Ottawa is getting in on the festival fun this year too! Although our nation’s capital is no stranger to hosting large festivals (Blues Fest, Folk Fest etc) they’re adding another one to their repertoire. The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is bringing some of the biggest names in Canadian indie music together from June 25-28 in Mooneys Bay Park. The lineup includes the likes of Tokyo Police Club, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Hollerado, Hey! Rosetta and more. It’s not just about the bands though, this festival is billed as North America’s largest dragon boat competition. There’s 200 teams going head to head as well as a children’s area, artisans vendors and plenty of other attractions. Oh and the best part, the entire thing is free.
     
   
THODBF
Posted: March 2, 2015

Now in it’s 22nd year, Tim Horton’s Ottawa Dragon Boat is proud to announce their 2015 lineup. The festival, taking place at Mooney’s Bay Park in downtown Ottawa from June 25th-28th, will include performances from Canadian heavyweights Hey Rosetta!, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, Rural Alberta Advantage, Tokyo Police Club, Yukon Blonde and many more. See below for the full four-day lineup. Once again music fans can enjoy free admission to all performances. The festival’s Artistic Director Antony Cooper has put special attention into the music programming in recent years, growing the lineup to include highly sought-after Canadian artists. “We are true believers in the great talent Canada has to offer and are looking forward to a great weekend this year in Ottawa!,"
     
   
THODBF
Posted: May 25, 2015

Expect the city to come alive with the sounds of beating drums, splashing water, ecstatic paddlers, 75,000 excited attendees, and music — including Yukon Blonde, Hey Rosetta!, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith and Tokyo Police Club. With 200 teams and 5,000 paddlers, North America’s largest dragon boating festival is scheduled for June 25-28 at Mooney’s Bay Park in Ottawa.
     
   
THODBF
Posted: June 24, 2015

Thursday, June 25 - Dragon Boat Festival free concerts: Jim Bryson (6:30 p.m.), Mounties (8 p.m.), Yukon Blonde (indie rock, 9:30 p.m.), Mooney’s Bay Park on Riverside Drive.
     
   
THODBF
Posted: June 27, 2015

Hey Rosetta! frontman Tim Baker surveyed the crowd assembled at Mooney's Bay, sweat still dripping and feedback still swirling as another powerhouse performance came to a close, and he promised a return visit. “We love you Ottawa. We'll see you real soon.” It would be wise to take Baker at his word, with he and his Hey Rosetta! mates turning in their third electrifying concert in the capital in the last 10 months
     
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