Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters top CityFolk lineup

Robert Plant has a new album out with his band the Sensational Space Shifters. Photo: Kim Mancuso Photography

CityFolk has announced its lineup for Lansdowne Park this fall and it includes one of rock’s legendary vocalists, Robert Plant.

Plant is best know for his work with Led Zeppelin, but these days, he’s touring with the band he formed in 2012 called the Sensational Space Shifters. Considered by many to be the best lead singer of all time, the 70 year old Plant just keeps rockin’ in the free world.

“Since moving to Lansdowne Park in 2015, CityFolk has become an important staple for music fans to celebrate the onset of fall,” the festival’s executive and artistic director Mark Monahan said in a media release. “The festival has established an end-of-summer tradition—cottages are closed, kids are back in school—and CityFolk gives people one last chance to enjoy a great outdoor music experience.”

CityFolk festival organizers have unveiled what they are calling the initial line-up for their 2019 event which runs from Sept. 12 to 15. In addition to Plant, the confirmed acts include:

Leon Bridges
Summersault — Our Lady Peace +LIVE+ Bush
The Strumbellas
Lucinda Williams
Lucy Dacus
Donovan Woods and The Opposition
Larkin Poe
Tim Baker
Rich Aucoin
Saul Williams
Dear Rouge
Snotty Nose Rez Kids
The Once
Orville Peck
Dwayne Gretzky
The White Buffalo
The East Pointers
Eleni Mandell
Harrow Fair
Caroline Rose
Human Kebab  

In addition, the Marvest harvest of local music will take place in venues in the Glebe. Details to come. 

For details and updates about bands and tickets please see

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Peter Robb began his connection with the arts community in Ottawa in the mid-1980s when he was the administrator and public relations director of the Great Canadian Theatre Company. After a long career in journalism with the Ottawa Citizen where he served in a number of different posts he returned to the arts when he became the Citizen's arts editor.