• By: Kat Walcott

Ottawa music collective Cranium announces exciting lineup for 2020 festival

After the success of their inaugural festival last year, local urban music collective and organization CRANIUM is bringing back their Cranium Festival next month even bigger and better!

The festival is going virtual this year because of COVID-19 and features over 15 of the most popular and promising hip-hop and R&B artists from both Ottawa and across the country performing at various venues across the city. Stand out acts taking the stage this year include Gatineau's Mélissa Vales, and Ottawa locals Bobby Brugal and Cody Coyote to name a few.

Speaking of the festival, CRANIUM Managing Director Patrick McCormack says, “We received very good feedback from last year's festival so we thought it was important to keep the momentum going in 2020 despite everything happening in the world. Artists can use all the support they can get. We had over 80 artists apply, and we ended up with some of the dopest up and coming Ottawa and Canadian talent.”

Cranium will take place from October 14th-17th with the theme "The City Is A Stage".


October 14 (Hosted By YaFavouriteLightskin)
Patrik, Zoo Legacy, DJ Kidd Koncussion

October 15 (Host TBD)
Bobby Brugal, Moun Fou, HalfSizeGiants, DJ Circa Beatz

October 16 (Host TBD)
Moiisha Tyzaan, Cody Coyote, TheSoulfulPoet, Tika, DJ Prosper

October 17 (Hosted By KB The Boss)
Mélissa Vales, Yung Heat, Babe Ruth, Asuquomo, ShaqISDope, OTR

The festivities will also include the Cranium Conference featuring panel discussions, interviews and networking. For more information about the Cranium Festival visit  craniumfestival.com.