Children aged 9 and under are admitted to the festival free of charge when accompanied by a ticket-holding parent. Proof of age may be requested at the gate prior to entry. No refunds will be offered for tickets that were purchased for children 9 years and under.
The one exception is in VIP reserved seating areas, where each patron must have a ticket, as seats are assigned during purchase and we cannot re-seat at the event. Only very young children (under 3) who can sit on parents' laps will be admitted without a ticket.
As one of the Top 10 Music Festivals in North America, Ottawa Bluesfest (a non-profit & charitable organization) offers one of the lowest, most affordable multi-day musical experiences around!
In order to keep our pricing inexpensive, moving forward we’re offering one general admission Full Festival Pass, an affordable pass for everyone. Patrons 10 and over will require a paid ticket for entry into the grounds.
Currently, we do not offer other discounts (groups, student, military, etc.). Instead, we provide the best possible pricing first-come, first-serve through presales and tiered price levels.