Welcome to the fourth edition of The Nostalgia Music Festival. This unique five-day event will be presented at the LeBreton Flats in Ottawa, August 23 – 27, 2023.

On this page, you will find general information and the festival’s policies to best enjoy your experience.


  • Your confirmation (purchase VOUCHER WITH QR CODE) WILL BE SENT TO YOUR EMAIL.



No refunds or exchanges. All ticket sales are final.

Email vouchers are transferrable, wristbands are not.


The festival site opens early for you to enjoy a great meal at our Food Court before showtime. We close at 11:00 PM.

Wednesday August 23, 2023 : 4:30 PM – 11:00 PM – BOX OFFICE / WILL CALL OPENS AT 3:00PM

Thursday August 24, 2023 : 4:30  PM – 11:00 PM

Friday August 25, 2023 : 4:30  PM – 11:00 PM

Saturday August 26, 2023 : 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Sunday August 27, 2023 : 3:00  PM – 11:00 PM



The VIP Zone with its Cabaret Style seating offers its guests, an exclusive bar service, private washrooms as well as comfortable cushioned chairs and tables. Seating is first come first serve (4 chairs per table, family style seating).

The awesome view makes these seats the best in the house!

Tickets are limited.


The festival site is located in an area with minimal street parking in the surrounding areas.  The street parking on the parkway next to the festival is reserved for festival use and will result in non-permit holders being ticketed and/or towed.  We encourage festival goers to take transit, walk, cycle, or be dropped off at the site; there is no drop-off area on the parkway itself as this is a roadway and it is both dangerous and illegal to do so.  Please drop off festival goers along Vimy Place which circles the festival and Canadian War Museum.

We offer a supervised Bike Park next to the Main Gate for those who wish to cycle.  Bicycles, scooters, skateboards, or any other type of personal motorized vehicle (other than wheelchairs) are not permitted within the festival premises and must be parked/stored using the Bike Park or other publicly available bike racks or areas.

There is limited PAID parking available in the Canadian War Museum’s underground parking garage.  Please confirm the hours of access to the garage with the Canadian War Museum before parking there.

The best option…take the bus!


Food Trucks showcasing diverse and delicious menus will offer a variety of foods and drinks.

Participating food trucks are:

Green Papaya

Northern Bites

Fitz’s Classic Grill BBQ Smokehouse

Wood Oven Pizza

La Cabane a Chichis Churros

Chocolate Fondue/ Smoothies/ Coffee


The Nostalgia Music Festival is licensed and no outside alcohol is permitted.

Different kinds of non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase.  The following beverages and their like will not be permitted:

  • Pop / Soda of any kind
  • Juices
  • Bubly, ICE, San Pellegrino, or any other carbonated water type beverages
  • Non-alcoholic beer and beverages

Empty reusable bottles made of plastic or aluminum or SEALED water bottles are permitted; glass bottles of any kinds are not permitted.  A water station will be available on site to refill empty bottles. Factory sealed electrolyte beverages are also permitted.

Snack type foods are allowed, though they cannot exceed the size of a standard sandwich-sized ziplock bag (16.5cm x 14.9cm).  Here is a list of approved and not permitted snack type foods:

Permitted Snack Type Foods Not Permitted Snack Type Foods
·      Vegetables (carrots, celery, tomatoes, etc.)

·      Fruits (oranges, berries, grapes, etc.)

·      Crackers

·      Cheese

·      Candy

·     Popcorn

·     Chips, Veggie Straws, etc.

·     Sandwiches / Subs

·     Salads

·     Any fast-food or restaurant food

Coolers of any kind (hard or soft) for food or drink storage are not permitted on site.

Nostalgia Music Festival reserves the right to refuse or confiscate any items it deems prohibited or to ask that said items be returned to your vehicle or elsewhere.

Anyone with a medical condition that may require them to bring any of the prohibited items from the “Food and Drink” section above, please ensure to reach out to the festival ahead of time to discuss your needs and ensure that proper authorization is granted; this will be assess on a case-by-case basis.


Only collapsible lawn chairs are permitted.


The Nostalgia Music Festival runs rain or shine. Concerts may be delayed but will resume after the worst of the rain has subsided. Umbrellas are permitted.


There is an elevated platform for patrons with reduced mobility, as well as accessible washrooms located throughout the site.  Collapsible lawn chairs are permitted in the general admission area and we encourage those who may have difficulty standing to bring them.  Trained service animals are welcome, though patrons are required to pick-up after them.

An adapted transport drop off zone will be situated along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway close to the gate. Signage will be in place indicated where to drop off patrons with reduced mobility.

Anyone with a medical condition that may require them to bring any of the prohibited items from the “Food and Drink” section above, please ensure to reach out to the festival ahead of time to discuss your needs and ensure that proper authorization is granted; this will be assess on a case-by-case basis.

You are welcome to contact us at info@nostalgiafestival.ca for more information.


The Nostalgia Music Festival is a non-smoking event; this included cigarettes, electronic cigarette or vape pens, and marijuana.  If you wish to smoke, please use the newly created smoking area or please exit the festival grounds; re-entry is permitted for this event.


No alcohol is permitted to be brought onto or removed from the festival premises.

Must be at least 19 years of age and must have a valid, one-piece, government issued photo identification to purchase alcohol at the festival.

Professional photography and recording equipment is prohibited; drones, SLR, DSLR, and any other cameras with detachable lenses and other attachments or accessories (tripods, monopods, GoPro mounts, etc.) are not permitted.

*Staff and Management reserve the right to refuse entry or service.  Any individuals demonstrating signs of intoxication, rowdiness, violent or aggressive behaviour, and use or possession of illegal narcotics or substances will be ejected from the premises.