Musical line-up announced for 20th edition of Barnstorm in Finch

The Peptides are shown performing at Barnstorm 2018. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

FINCH — The 20th edition of Barnstorm, a one-day all inclusive music festival, is taking place on Saturday, August 24, Finch. Gates open at noon, doors open at 3 p.m. and bands start at 5 p.m.

Barnstorm is the perfect getaway for music lovers who prefer to experience live music and interact with artists amidst a beautiful natural setting. The country gets a taste of the city, and the city gets a taste of the country!


Featured Line-up

The 2019 line-up features a diverse range of acts: Sean OliverGravenJumpin’ Joel FlashChurch of TreesRedFox, and She Wears Black.

About Barnstorm

Barnstorm is a small annual music festival featuring alternative country, rock, folks, ambient, instrumental, metal, and other types of music not heard in mainstream world.

Once a year, usually the first Saturday before Labour Day weekend, our 200-year-old barn the “Odditorium”, located at “The Sanctuary” in Finch, Ontario, comes to life with friends, locals, and music lovers at Barnstorm. Six live bands of various genres, along with a DJ in the “Chill Zone” spinning tunes, makes Barnstorm an event you won’t want to miss.

It’s also an annual gathering of CKCU-FM announcers who have a wealth of musical knowledge. Come and rub shoulders with some of your favourite “DJ’s” and finest musicians Ottawa has to offer.

The “Odditorium”

Since 1992, the Odditorium has been in an almost constant state of evolution. With his own hands, “tic” has converted this 200-year-old barn into a rustic, rejuvenating venue in which to see live music. You can see before-and-after pictures on our website at

Camping and Parking

There are two VIP camping areas (for musicians), and a large four-acre grass field for general parking and camping. Several fire pits are available, and there are walking paths around the 20-acre site.

As the sun sets, the site transforms itself with video projections and laser beams projecting across the forest canopy. Watching the stars takes on a whole new feeling.

Our Sponsors

CKCU, Waterloo Brewing, Ottawa Special Events, Dave’s Drum Shop, Spaceman Music, Georges Laoun Opticiens, Country Lane Fine Wood Products, Red Leaf Music, The Record Centre, and Yuk Yuk’s Ottawa.

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