Published Apr 29, 2011Thanks to a tight knit group of fans, promoters and some kick-ass bands, Ottawa is one of Canada's best kept secrets for garage, punk and hardcore music. Previously, the city played host to the Gaga Weekend, a sordid punk festival that has now changed its name to the Ottawa Explosion Weekend. That fest is now ready to take over our nation's capital this June.
Here's the list of confirmed bands for the Ottawa Explosion Weekend:
Alaskan, Asile, the Band Whose Name Is AaSymbol, the Creeps, Crusades, Dagger Eyes, Dead Wife, Finders Keepers, Fear of Lipstick, the Fucking Machines, Germ Attak, Holy Cobras, the Johnnies, the Kamalas, Kloven Hoofs, Knifemare, Male Nurse Band, Mannequin, the Mnemonics, Mother's Children, Motivator, Mountanaka, Pregnancy Scares, Red Mass, the Shakey Aches, Sonic Avenues, Statues, the Steve Adamyk Band, Strange Attractor, the Visitors, the White Wires, Zebrassieres
The Ottawa Explosion Weekend will take place across various venues in Ottawa from June 16 to 18. More information about the festival, along with the decision-solidifying "Attending" button, can be found here. Many more acts are expected to join the lineup.