Big Bang Festival

February 13-14, 2021

A return in force, in sound and in person

Beat the drums and sound the trumpets: the Big Bang is back in a big way! Once again, the city’s most vibrant festival will be held on site, ready to rock every corner of Ottawa’s 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 February 19 and 20! Concerts of all kinds, mysterious sound machines and a lot of carefully guarded surprises await you! And if you and your family don’t live nearby, you won’t be left out: you can enjoy parts of the event online, right in your living room, wherever you are. 

Pssst! Stay tuned: a few highlights will be unveiled in December.

Watch trailer

Big Bang 2021 teaser

Adventures in sound for the whole family: BIG BANG 2021 catch-up

Three episode podcast

Grab your headphones and find a comfortable spot! Chansons pour le musée (“songs for the museum”) is a story in three episodes about Karine-Pas-Sauvé’s unusual quest.

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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 Canada Council for the Arts, Winterlude 2021 and the European Union's Creative Europe programme.

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