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Playlist: 14 tunes to get you into the Arboretum Festival lineup

By Greggory Clark on August 12, 2017



Updated: Monday, August 14

With one week before their sixth edition, there’s still plenty of time to discover artists in the Arboretum Festival lineup. For anyone who hasn’t already racked up dozens of visits to, Apt613 music contributors have created a playlist to share picks from the full two-day schedule.

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Concerts are happening in three surreal settings at Rideau Pines Farm: the Forest Stage surrounded by evergreens, the Bang-Bang Barn for more intimate shows, and through the farm fields is the Pond Tent, for dance parties and surprise shows. Three magical spaces to enjoy music by the likes of Deerhoof, DIANA, Cadence Weapon, Isaac Vallentin, Claude Munson and Gianna Lauren.

Rideau Pines Farm is a “pick-your-own” organic farm. Just grab a basket, wander the fields, and choose from a variety of 50+ fruits and vegetables. Beloved chefs from Dash, Two Six Ate, House of Targ, and “The Legendary Great Glebe Garage Sale Taco Stand” will be offering up a menu incorporating the Rideau Pines produce.

The 6th annual Arboretum Festival takes place over August 18–19 at Rideau Pines Farm in North Gower (5714 Fourth Line Rd, K0A 2T0). Passes include free shuttle bus transportation or a parking pass. On-site accommodations will only be available to artists and volunteers.