For those of you who follow our little blog that could, you know that over the course of the past month we have posted multiple artist features, highlighting some of the phenomenal hip hop talent that Ottawa has to offer. As much as we love these artists on their own, there is a bigger picture that links them all together, and links them to us. That link is Winterfest, and thankfully the wait is almost over.
Winterfest is a one of a kind event being thrown by CKCU-FM, Canada’s first campus-based community radio station on Carleton University campus, which seeks to provide an environment to celebrate all that hip hop culture has to offer our wonderful city. While Ottawa may be known as, “the place where fun comes to die,” Winterfest is definitely an example of how off the mark this stereotype is. An all-day, all-night event that will not only feature a plethora of live performances by the city’s biggest and up and coming performers, Winterfest will also feature live-art demonstrations, a showcase on fashion to fit the hip-hop lifestyle and much, much more.
The response to the event has been overwhelming, with acts from around the country and an array of sponsors signing up to be a part of this one of a kind festival. Indeed, the interest in the event has been so positive, that a ‘Jump-Off Showcase’ has been announced for the evening prior (THIS Friday January 20th, 2012) featuring industry legend, Moka Only, heavy-hitter from Brooklyn, Pumpkinhead, Ottawa’s Favourite Live Act, Philly Moves and more. This intimate setting will kick off a weekend that is sure to be a huge success.
Make sure that if you don’t already have your tickets, you pick them up soon. With approximately 1100 listed as ‘Attending’ on Winterfest’s Facebook page, I’m sure it’ll be a sold out crowd at Oliver’s Pub. We at inanutshell couldn’t be more excited to take in all that Winterfest has to offer, and we will be covering the event this Saturday January 21st. Follow us on twitter for our live-tweeting and make sure to come and find us in person!
NEED TICKETS? (Come by and say hi!)
The day-time portion of Winterfest is open to all-ages and the general public. The night-time portion is 19+ (with valid ID), where members of the general public must be signed in by a student.
Pick up your tickets in person @
Oliver’s Pub – 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
Mama Cee – 8-1020 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa
Reap & Sew – 401 Dalhousie St. Ottawa
Fall Down Gallery – 288 Bank St. Ottawa
Top of the World – 158 Rideau St, Ottawa
Vertigo Records – 193 Rideau St, Ottawa
Get tickets ONLINE or BY PHONE @
www.ticketweb.ca / (866)662-3449