Additional acts in the initial reveal include Kygo, Snoop Dogg, Wu-Tang Clan, Jessie Reyez, DJ Pauly D and more!
RBC Bluesfest organizers today announced a star-packed lineup for their 25th anniversary edition. From iconic classic-rock favourites to today’s top trending acts, this year’s festival boasts a wealth of world-class talent for what has become an Ottawa institution.
“What we’re most proud of is the fact that we’ve become a home-grown success,” says Mark Monahan, the festival’s executive and artistic director. “Much of that success is based on community―Ottawa music fans, countless volunteers, local musicians, long-standing staff, contractors, suppliers and sponsors, who all come together year after year to stage this massive event. Clearly the music is front and centre, but the festival’s popularity has a lot to do with bringing the community together for shared experiences. So, keep an eye out for upcoming announcements about the many ways we’ll be adding to those experiences this year, while celebrating our 25th anniversary.”
Confirmed acts to date include: The Killers; Eric Church; Backstreet Boys; Kygo; Logic; Jessie Reyez; Alexisonfire; Snoop Dogg; Kane Brown; The Glorious Sons; CHVRCHES; First Aid Kit; Wu-Tang Clan; The Offspring; Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit; Buddy Guy; America; Taking Back Sunday; Elle King; Rodrigo Y Gabriela; Mustard; Lennon Stella; T-Pain; PUP; Nao; Colter Wall; Pussy Riot; Gone West Feat. Colbie Caillat; Shakey Graves; Murda Beatz; The Sheepdogs; DJ Pauly D; Charlotte Cardin; K’Naan; Matt Andersen & the Mellotones and more.
If you read our rumour’s guide, you’ll know that we are absolutely thrilled to see Charlotte Cardin on this year’s billing. You know what this means… our lawn sign campaign worked!
RBC Bluesfest runs from July 4 to 14. The festival site at LeBreton Flats Park offers a wide variety of food and merchandise concessions and is fully licensed. Check the website for more to come in the weeks ahead. Stay tuned for a full breakdown of the entire schedule, sorted by day.
1-Day pre-sale begins March 7 at 10 a.m. (ends at midnight) and includes: U19 Full Festival Wristband *under 19 / U25 Full Festival Wristband *Under 25 / Adult Full Festival Pass / VIP Club Full Festival Pass
General On-sale: March 8 at 10 a.m. All ticket-types available, including Day Passes / Pick-3 / Pick-5 / Metropolitain VIP Zone, etc. See www.ottawabluesfest.ca for more details.