Friday July 13, 8:00 PM Main Stage
Friday July 13, 10:30 PM Crystal Palace
The PepTides is a nine-member band with a distinctive larger-than-life pop sound. The five vocalists and four instrumentalists draw on funk, electronic and disco influences. In 2017, the band was featured on the cover of Ottawa Life Magazine as “Ottawa’s Best Band.”
The group is noted for its extravagant live performances featuring thick vocal harmonies, theatrical choreography and colourful visuals. The PepTides’ songs juxtapose upbeat music with lyrics that comment on far-reaching themes like love, hate, revenge, religion, war—and getting ready for dates.
The band has charmed audiences at major music festivals (RBC Bluesfest, Festival d'été de Québec), bars (Black Sheep Inn, Horseshoe Tavern), showcases (NXNE, Folk Music Ontario), and theatre festivals (SummerWorks, Undercurrents).