March 5, 2019 Ottawa, ON―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.
Confirmed acts to date include: The Killers; Eric Church; Backstreet Boys; Kygo; Alexisonfire; Logic; Jessie Reyez; Snoop Dogg; Kane Brown; The Glorious Sons; Wu-Tang Clan; CHVRCHES; First Aid Kit; The Offspring; Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit; America; Buddy Guy; Taking Back Sunday; Elle King; Rodrigo Y Gabriela; Mustard; Lennon Stella; T-Pain; PUP; Nao; Pussy Riot; Gone West Feat. Colbie Caillat; Shakey Graves; Murda Beatz; The Sheepdogs; DJ Pauly D; Charlotte Cardin; K’Naan; Matt Andersen & The Mellotones; Colter Wall; Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul; The Psychedelic Furs; James; Lou Doillon; Guided By Voices; Pokey LaFarge; Elisapie; Busty and The Bass; Leikeli47; The Trews; William Prince; Yungblud; The Dirty Nil; U.S. Girls; Connan Mockasin; Ashley MacIsaac; Southern Avenue; Sue Foley; Ziggy Alberts; Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar; The Devil Makes Three; Gashi; Francesco Yates; The Sorority; The Beths; Bad Child; KALLITECHNIS; Brandon “Taz” Niederauer; Cartel Madras; This Is The Kit; Sugaray Rayford; Steve Poltz; Dawn Tyler Watson; Yonatan Gat & The Eastern Medicine Singers; Justin Saladino; Anthony Geraci; Crook The Kid; AJ Ghent; The Proven Ones; David Vest; Little Walter Tribute; Abby Stewart; Abigail Lapell; After Funk; Area Resident; BlakDenim; Brea Lawrenson; Children of Indigo; Del Hartley; Durham County Poets; Ellie Gadzos; Future States; Gabrielle Goulet; GARÇONS; Gavin McLeod; HOROJO Trio; Ikirezi; Kelly Sloan; Kyle Ivan; Loon Choir; Marie-Clo; Melanie Brulée; Mia Kelly; Mike McKenna Jr.; Moonfruits; Moscow Apartment; No Mistakes in Space; Outside I’m a Giant; Rebecca Noelle; Renée Landry; River City Junction; Scary Bear Soundtrack; Silent Winters; The Kim Pollard Band; U.N. Jefferson; Vi; and YUKA.
“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,” adds Monahan, “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.”
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.
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.
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