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Big Bang Festival

2-3 July 2022

Come feel the vibe

For curious people of all ages

The BIG BANG is making a comeback! The city’s most vibrant festival returns to Ottawa this summer, ready to rock every corner of the great National Arts Centre. For real! Sounds everywhere you go, fantasy in your ears, like a colourful musical current that runs from your head to your toes.

Dive in with us on July 2 and 3! Concerts of all kinds, mysterious sound machines and a whole lot of musical surprises await you!

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BIG BANG 2022 trailer

Adventures in sound for the whole family

Rock concert for little ones

Rock concert, rave party, 360° show ... The Greenhouse is all that and more! Perfect for dancing, letting off steam or relaxing. Who says vegetables are boring?

  • Sarah Thawer

    Superstar drummer

    This Canadian is known for rocking out in live performances and in her YouTube videos. Be sure to meet this amazing musician!

  • Urban Science Brass Band

    Hip-hop fanfare

    The joint will be jumping! With its lineup of brass instruments, percussion and MCs, this band will turn the place into an improvised dance floor and get everybody dancing!

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The Big Bang Festival is presented by the National Arts Centre in collaboration with Zonzo compagnie, with the support of the European Union's Creative Europe programme.

BIG BANG Festival is a format developed and owned by Zonzo Compagnie.