Chart topper Selena Gomez is the latest in a series of world class acts to perform in Canada’s capital city Ottawa. It has been announced that Gomez will play to a packed crowd at the 20,000-seat Canadian Tire Centre on 25 May as part of her 2016 Revival Tour. Fans can expect the 23-year-old to perform her most popular tracks including A Year Without Rain, Who Says, and Naturally.
Gomez, who ended her fiery relationship with Justin Bieber last year, is embarking on a 50-date arena tour with nine dates planned for Canada. Visiting fans from the UK can expect to pay as little as $50 CAD (£25) for a ticket to the Ottawa show, and with no tour dates yet planned for Europe, it will make for a truly memorable evening.
Ottawa’s live music scene is as eclectic as it is entertaining. To date this year, Ottawa has welcomed Kanye West, Deep Purple, Van Morrison, UB40 and Shania Twain, to name but a few stars. Big festivals have drawn global acts and hundreds of thousands of revellers to the city with the likes of the annual Royal Bank Bluesfest, TD Ottawa Jazz Festival and the CityFolk Festival. 2016 is already shaping up to be another dazzling year for music with Pearl Jam amongst those being rumoured to play the capital.
For those less interested in big-name pop acts there is plenty more live music to be enjoyed on a holiday to Ottawa. Be sure to head to the city’s bohemian ByWard Market district. Littered with independent shops, boutiques, pubs and restaurants, the area is a mecca for buskers and unsigned acts. Expect to find singer-songwriters and cover bands playing to holidaymakers and locals alike at any number of the ByWard Market bars each evening. Or, for those is search of something a little more refined, outstanding orchestra, dance and theatre performances are regularly held at the city’s National Arts Centre between Elgin Street and the Rideau Canal.
However you like to be entertained on your holiday, Ottawa truly offers something for everyone.