OTTAWA (CelebrityAccess) — Organizers for RBC Bluesfest today announced the initial line-up for the 20th anniversary of the massive music festival.
Confirmed acts to date include: Lady Gaga; The Killers; Blake Shelton; Queens of the Stone Age; Lady Antebellum; Journey; Snoop Dogg; Zedd; The Band Perry; RL Grime; Tegan and Sara; AWOLNATION; Phantogram; Barenaked Ladies; Young the Giant; Third Eye Blind; Gary Clark Jr.; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; Blondie; Tyler, the Creator; Jake Bugg; St. Vincent; Childish Gambino; Bonobo; Foreigner; John Mayall; Gareth Emery; STYX; Jeff Tweedy; Darius Rucker; Drive By Truckers; Dr. Hook feat. Ray Sawyer; Danny Brown; July Talk; Cypress Hill; Collective Soul; Violent Femmes; Brett Dennen; Moist; Mac DeMarco; Adventure Club; Jenny Lewis; Andrew Bird; Deltron 3030; JJ Grey & Mofro; Gogol Bordello; Shovels & Rope; Vintage Trouble; Procol Harum with the NAC Symphony Orchestra; The Mavericks; Lord Huron; Sam Roberts Band; Black Joe Lewis; Lucius; Pink Mountaintops; Tokyo Police Club; Royal Canoe; Ryan Hemsworth; Sugar Ray & the Bluetones; Matt Andersen; Deer Tick; Action Bronson; Charli XcX; Bombino; Langhorne Slim; USS; Pokey Lafarge; Honey Island Swamp Band; Shantel; BADBADNOTGOOD; Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam; Young Rival; Elvin Bishop; Tim Hicks; Paul Cebar; Don Felder; The Iguanas; Little Freddie King; Long Shen Dao; Thornetta Davis; Long Tall Deb; Billy Gibson; Sam Hunt; Harper and Midwest Kind; The Claudettes; The Texas Horns; Joe Louis Walker; Shane Dwight; Selwyn Birchwood; John Németh & The Bo-Keys featuring Percy Wiggins; AJ Ghent Band; The London Souls; Noah Gundersen; David Nail; Paper Kites; David Maxwell; Darrell Nulisch; Johnny Nicholas; Goddo; Tift Merritt; No BS! Brass Band; Jacques Greene; Yung Lean, and many more! Check out: www.ottawabluesfest.ca for more to come in the weeks ahead.
"With a 10-day pass going for $200, the RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa remains one of the biggest musical bargains nationwide," says the festival’s executive/programming director Mark Monahan. "We consider this year’s line-up to be one of our best ever—and you can’t beat the value."
RBC Bluesfest runs from July 3 to 13. The festival site at LeBreton Flats Park offers a wide variety of food and merchandise concessions and is fully licensed.
Tickets will become available online, to the general public on Thursday, March 27 at 10 a.m. at frontgatetickets.com. – Staff Writers