CityFolk announces much-anticipated lineup

_ (press release) _ Ottawa, ON — CityFolk music festival organizers today announced the initial line-up for their 2016 program.

Confirmed acts to date include: Vance Joy; James Bay; Bryson Tiller; Dropkick Murphys; X Ambassadors; Dean Brody; Lake Street Dive; The New Pornographers; Joey Bada$$; Basia Bulat; Dan Mangan; Michael Bernard Fitzgerald; Plants and Animals; Vanilla Fudge; The LAST WALTZ - A Musical Celebration of THE BAND; Marlon Williams; Julien Baker; Guided By Voices; Hat Fitz and Cara; SonReal; Rayland Baxter; John Moreland; Fred Penner; Charlotte Cardin; Blind Pilot; April Verch Band; Breabach; Julia Jacklin; Lil B; Kweku Collins;

Midnight

Shine; Northcote; Skinny Lister; Fruition; Darlingside; and Jim Bryson … with more to be announced in the weeks ahead.

CityFolk will also feature an _ encore _ presentation of Marvest in neighbouring Bank Street area venues, with performers, places, and times to be announced once the program is confirmed.

CityFolk organizers confirmed a return to the recently-renovated Lansdowne Park location, as well. Attendance this year is expected to exceed 50,000. Audience size has increased incrementally since 2011, when ‘The Team Behind Bluesfest’ began managing the event.

“Returning to Lansdowne Park provides us, once again, with an accessible world-class venue that matches up nicely with our mandate of offering an exceptional festival experience,” says the festival’s executive/artistic director Mark Monahan.

During CityFolk, ticket holders will have access to performances on the Main Stage, located on the Great Lawn, and performances on a new stage—sponsored by BMO Financial Group—in the Aberdeen Pavilion, which will offer iconic acts and feature a food and micro-brew experience. There will also be a KidZone open to the public, offering numerous family activities.

A special, limited pre-sale offer with discounted prices begins at

10 a.m.

Thursday, June 16

and the regular ‘on-sale’ begins on

Friday, June 17

when all levels of tickets are up for grabs, including single- and multiple-day tickets. For a more on the pre-sale and regular ticket details, go to: www.cityfolkfestival.com .

CityFolk runs from

September 15 through 18

. The festival site offers a wide variety of food, beverages, and merchandise concessions and is licensed. Check out the CityFolk website for more to come in the weeks ahead.