Barnstorm is a small annual music festival featuring alternative (not top ten) country, rock, folk, ambient, instrumental, metal, and other types of music not heard in mainstream world. It’s not a “punk rock” festival!
Once a year, usually the first Saturday after Labour Day Weekend, our 150-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 DJ’s in the “Chill Zone” spinning tunes, make Barnstorm an event you won’t want to miss.
It’s also an annual gathering of CKCU-FM (www.ckcufm.com) announcers who have a wealth of musical knowledge. Come and rub shoulders with some of your favorite “DJ’s” and finest musicians Ottawa has to offer.
The country gets a taste of the city, and the city get a taste of the country!
Since 1992, the Odditorium has been in an almost constant state of evolution. With his own hands, “tic” has converted this 150-year-old barn with the idea of creating a rustic, rejuvenating venue in which to see “live” music.
There are 2 VIP camping area’s (for musicians), and a large 4 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.