Each year, we showcase Ottawa’s brightest local talent at a unique musical event held on the University of Ottawa’s campus.
E.L.E stands for “Everybody Love Everybody” – a name that represents the electric energy that we are bringing to the National Capital Region. Organized by students, E.L.E Festival gives local artists a chance to showcase their talents. On Saturday, Sept. 24th, 2016, the third annual E.L.E Festival will take place at an all-new 3,000 person outdoor venue on the grounds of the University of Ottawa campus.
With over 100 talented applicants our 2014 lineup was filled with the best music Ottawa has to offer.
At E.L.E Music Festival, we arrange epic collaborations between local Ottawa musicians.
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Ottawa’s very own ROCK & SOUL band, The Lionyls draw their inspiration from the soul/funk and classic rock traditions and re-inventing them for the contemporary audience, the four band members reprise the styles of their greatest influences such as Led Zeppelin, Funkadelic, Rush, and Earth, Wind & Fire. Their sound is raw and instinctual, yet smooth and sexy. Perhaps their greatest asset is their energetic live performance. With their beaming talents, captivating tunes, and a grooving front-man, they promise you’ll be gettin’ down in no-time.
Winner of the 2014 MMVA MuchFact Video of The Year Award for his Music Video ‘Everywhere We Go’, SonReal has been nominated for 2 JUNO Awards and in 2014 received 5 MMVA nominations. This young artist has independently put all eyes on him through consistently putting out interesting innovative material. Notorious for releasing mixtapes that have an album feel, it is easy to see why SonReal is at the forefront of not only Vancouver’s hip hop scene, but the Canadian music industry as a whole.
Best friends since high school, DJ, Marlon Flohr, and producer, Ralph van Hilst came together in 2007 to create the Dutch duo known as Bassjackers. Marlon, the wild and outspoken half of Bassjackers, lives for the spotlight and being on stage performing for massive crowds. His counterpart, Ralph, on the other hand, is laidback and introverted, preferring his behind-the-scenes role as producer. Their opposing personalities are a perfect combination for this unique one dj-one producer collaboration.
In an attempt to bring to the University of Ottawa’s campus an experience like never seen or heard of before, we began planning for 3rd installment of E.L.E Festival as early as January 2015. Our goals included a larger venue to accommodate the growth of the festival, a new team to focus on the organization of the event, and a larger budget in order to afford a major headliner act. We are looking at an artist that will compliment the theme of E.L.E while also adding value to the local artist roster and ultimately drawing in a massive crowd for an event that uOttawa’s campus will seize to forget!
2016 Local Artist Roster
Cody Ann Gillen & Ruslana Malytska (KHAØS) are often recognized for their electric stage presence & captivating personalities. Their love for electronic dance music lead them to the birth of KHAØS. They strive to create sounds that effect a crowd in an uplifting and memorable way.
DJ Katrella and her sassy scarlet macaw The Prince of Ottawa have been stirring up musical favorites and making feet hop and hearts sing at clubs and major events all over town. Being a great DJ is all about loving people and the music and mixing them together to tell a great story, she says.
The Lionyls are a 4-piece Rock & Soul outfit based in Ottawa, Canada. With every note, they pay homage to the rhythm & blues, funk, soul, and rock & roll traditions. Thus standing on the shoulders of past musical masters, they have crafted an organic sound that is both timeless and current, raw and refined. Their music truly comes to life in live performance, where their skillful musicianship, charismatic presence, and raw energy invite the audience to join them deep in the groove.
HipHop/Rap from Ottawa
Luigi Fidelia, also known as City Fidelia is an artist you cannot categorize – born in Montreal, raised in Ottawa with a 2 year stint living in Brooklyn during high school – his upbringing naturally weaves into his music. The rapper/songwriter grew up in Ottawa’s Chinatown; not a location as luxurious as its neighboring major cities Toronto and Montreal but yet humble and that’s something City Fidelia gladly embodies.
City Fidelia has been pushing his own movement forward, spearheading Ensemble, a collective of creatives he brought together on a same mission. His contribution to the sound is just as amazing as his ability to remain humble while seeking to inspire more young people from the inner cities to leave the path of crime to pursue their dreams.
His persistence to stay focused is already starting to pay off, City Fidelia’s work ethic and quality of music has caught the ears of Kanye West’s long time friend and G.O.O.D Music member Malik Yusef, who will be providing vocal assistance on his upcoming project. City has shared the stage with artists like Obie Trice, Fabolous, Bow Wow, and A$AP Rocky including his own slot at major festivals like Bluesfest and Manifesto.
2X Great North Beatbox Battle Champion 2014 and 2015
2016 Performance Contest Winner
*Submission are still open for artists of all genres – Apply for yourself or your band at http://elefestival.com/apply
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