Ottawa festival goers can now make their summer plans a reality, as RBC’s Bluesfest has officially announced their line-up!
With Kanye West joining notable artists such as, Diplo & Skrillex, NAS, Iggy Azalea, Flight Distance, Keith Urban, Interpol, De La Soul, Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros, The Gaslight Anthem, Paul Oakenfold, Marianas Trench, Lynard Skynard, Charles Bradley, The Tragically Hip, and Weird Al Jankovic, this years festival promises to give fans some of the best from every genre, past and present.
As busy as the major stages will be, make sure to spend some time supporting the local talent that will be gracing the Bluesfest stages. Acts such as BlakDenim, The Arkells, Winchester Warm, and Buck N’ Nice, deserve your attention as these are acts that constantly deliver when the spotlight shines.
Check out the list below! Early bird tickets go on sale March 26th and the festival runs from July 8th until the 19th at Lebreton Flats.
Alvvays; Al Wood and the Woodsmen; Antibalas; Arkells; Bahamas; Bella Cat; BlakDenim; Black Mountain; Blue Rodeo; Blues & Company; Bluestone & the Memphis Moonshine; Bobby Bazini; Bosveld; Brandon Allan; Brantley Gilbert; Brea Lawrenson Band; Buck N’ Nice; Canned Heat; Chance the Rapper; Charles Bradley; Chvrches; Current Swell; Dallas Smith; De La Soul; Deep Purple; Donovan Woods; Drew Nelson; Dropkick Murphys; Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros; Failure; Family of the Year; FET.NAT; Flight Distance; Francesco Yates; FULL FLEX EXPRESS with Jack Ü featuring Diplo and Skrillex; Future Islands; G-Eazy; G.Grand; Gold and Marrow; Grime Kings; Hamish Anderson; Hat Fitz & Cara; Hawksley Workman; Hedley; HILOTRONS; Hoodie Allen; Iggy Azalea; Ilan Bluestone; Interpol; Jason Aldean; Joe Gaspar Band; John Butler Trio; Johnny Reid; Juan De Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars; Jungle By Night; Kaleigh Watts; Kanye West; Keith Urban; K.I.D.; Kira Isabella; Langhorne Slim & the Law; Little Big Town; Logic; Lowell; Lowrider Band; Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real; Lurrie Bell; Lynne Hanson and The Good Intentions; Lynyrd Skynyrd; Marianas Trench; METZ; Milky Chance; MonkeyJunk; Mother Mother; Musk Ox; Myers Brothers Band; New Swears; Nick Moss; Nick Sherman; Operators; Parker Millsap; Paul Oakenfold; Pony Girl; Porter Robinson; Purity Ring; Richard Thompson; Rick Vito & The Lucky Devils with special guest Reese Wynans; River City Junction; Robyn Hitchcock; Ronnie Baker Brooks; Run the Jewels; Saint Clare; Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown; Scott Helman; Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts; Shakey Graves; Silvergun & Spleen; Simple Plan; Skylar Spence; Tara Holloway; The 24th Street Wailers; The Black Lips; The Bros. Landreth; The Gaslight Anthem; The Glorious Sons; The Growlers; The Haig; The Jivewires; The Kinsey Report; The Lucas Haneman Express; The OBGMs; The Reverb Syndicate; The Tea Party; The Tragically Hip; The Visit; The Yips; Thrifty Kids; TJ Wheeler; Tribal Seeds; Walter Trout; “Weird Al” Yankovic; Willie Nile; and Winchester Warm.