Big Bang is Happening This Weekend - Join in the Fun

February 11, 2021

A supersonic boom in your living room

For the curious kid in everyone, from age 5 and up

This year, the BIG BANG is coming to you! Mini concerts, online radio, interactive parties, podcast, playlists… The programming of this special edition is entirely free and available online so everyone can join in! Cancelling our winter sonic boom was simply not an option, so we’re launching the musical adventure into the Webosphere, where you and your family can partake live! 

Note: This is a pyjama-friendly event.

On February 13 and 14, the internationally renowned BIG BANG festival is coming to the National Arts Centre for the third straight year. This time the extremely popular sound and music festival for the whole family will be presented in a completely digital format. Mini concerts, online radio, interactive dance parties, a podcast, playlists and more: the BIG BANG's got you covered for the entire weekend! Programming of this special edition is entirely free and will be available online so that children and families can join in from home. Be sure to make some space in your living room for all the BIG BANG fun coming your way!

Here are Our Top Picks

Zoomé décalé

It’s time to dress up for a crazy costume ball! Dig out your best outfit or rummage through that pile of clothes slumbering deep in your closet, and join the party! Families are already parading on the gleaming virtual dance floor. It’s enough to make you forget that we’re all in our living rooms. Crank up the volume... and we’re off! Let loose and dance to the beat until your legs won’t hold you up anymore. Who says we can’t still party together?


BIG BANG radio 

On the morning of Feb 13, you get to listen to a special radio show created and hosted by our five BIG BANG ambassadors. They are between 11 and 12, fully bilingual and they’ve assemble fun topics along with interviews with artists from almost every content presented for BIG BANG this year. That’s an excellent way to kick off the festival and to learn about the different content you’ll be able to enjoy through the BIG BANG weekend. 


Musical postcards 

A serie of music videos recorded by artists everywhere in Canada and elsewhere! They’ve send little pieces of their very different musical universe for you to share and enjoy. Featuring Cris Derksen, Keri Latimer, Okan, Bonsa and some of our NACO musicians  Joanna G’froerer, Julia MacLaine, Rachel Mercer, David Marks and Louis-Pierre Bergeron. 


Noisy Neighbors

Two special short films about a group of kids who got very special musicians neighbors! Fun and beautiful videos, almost like little theatre shows without words. 

About the Big Bang Festival

Since its very first edition, the BIG BANG festival has attracted thousands of families to the National Arts Centre for a musical experience like no other! This year’s digital edition will allow the BIG BANG to expand its reach beyond the National Capital Region and to bring together curious minds and ears from all across Canada.

The wait is over!

A wide range of amazing, free activities await you. Reserve your virtual seats and plan your weekend of sound adventures now at

For kids ages 5 to 12 and inquisitive minds of all ages.

Saturday February 13

Sunday February 14

Live events and musical discoveries to listen to anytime.

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