Ottawa Citizen with Lynn Saxberg
The Ottawa Folk Festival is poised for a new generation of fans and performers, like Full Tipped Sleeve, comprising Owen Maxwell, left, Charles Bergeron, Hannah Fraser, Joe Fraser and Sean Mallia. Says Fraser, �??With all the different performers, I feel there�??s a huge draw.�??
People have never been so stoked about the Ottawa Folk Festival. Music fans across the city have spent the summer counting down to the 19th annual edition of the festival. It takes place Sept. 6-10 at Hog�??s Back Park.
Once the domain of a grey-haired demographic in sensible shoes, the 2012 folk festival is poised to attract a whole new generation of music fans. People like 18-year-old Hannah Fraser, whose indie-rock band, Full Tipped Sleeve, performs at the festival on Sunday. It will the first folk festival for her and many of her friends. �??It�??s perfectly laid out for people my age,�?? enthuses the singer, a first-year student at the University of Ottawa. �??With all the different performers, I feel there�??s a huge draw. It�??s going to be a really exciting experience. There are a lot of bands we know, and it�??s exciting to be playing alongside such big names, bands that have had a big influence on us.�??
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Posted September 1, 2012 at 2:13 PM