Here are the headliners for this year’s Dragonboat festival


The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival returns June 21 to 24 for its 25th Anniversary. Highlighting this milestone are free concerts from Sam Roberts Band (21st), Broken Social Scene (22nd), Wintersleep and Hollerado (23rd), and Matt Mays (24th).

Joining the headliners will be Crown Lands, Amos The Transparent and M. T. Walker (21st); Dizzy, Ellevator and Gianna Lauren (22nd); Fast Romantics, Rebelle, Old Man Grant (23rd); Birds of Bellwoods, Midnight Vesta, Rory Taillon and Craig Cardiff (24th).

“The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival has a 25 year tradition of success as a premier sporting event which has now grown into a can’t miss free music festival. This year we have some of the most incredible headliners and emerging artists this country has to offer and we are thrilled to celebrate our 25th Anniversary by sharing this fantastic lineup.” said Antony Cooper, Artistic Director of the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival.


2018 LINEUP: Hillside Amphitheatre


  • Sam Roberts Band
  • Crown Lands
  • Amos The Transparent
  • M.T. Walker


  • Broken Social Scene
  • Dizzy
  • Ellevator
  • Gianna Lauren


  • Wintersleep
  • Hollerado
  • Fast Romantics
  • Rebelle
  • Old Man Grant


  • Matt Mays
  • Birds of Bellwoods
  • Midnight Vesta
  • Rory Taillon
  • Craig Cardiff


OttawaStart Staff


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