Free for everyone, always, Ottawa’s Westfest has announced their 2019 headlining performers.
Opening the festival at Tom Brown Arena in the west end neighbourhood of Hintonburg, will be experimental music and performance art collective, Yamataka // Sonic Titan. They will bring their artistic and theatrical show to Westfest Friday, June 7. On Saturday, June 8, JUNO Award-winning country singer-songwriter Charlie Major will play a hometown show. Finally, fresh off of his Megaphono closing performance alongside longtime collaborator, Rita Carter, Ottawa acoustic rapper Aspects will close out Westfest on June 9.
New this year, Westest VIP passes will be available, with all proceeds supporting the festival. Westfest VIP passes include open air seats next to the stage, unlimited complimentary beverages, a fully catered dinner, endless snacks, and private washrooms.
With more performers and special events to be announced, Westfest will sure to kick the Ottawa music festival season off with a perfect combination of traditional, experimental and hometown pride.
Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.