Wow!! What an amazing Line Up! I’ll save you the opening preamble, and get right to what you want to know: WHO’S COMING!!! This makes me so happy!!! Could this be the best line up yet??
OTTAWA, February 13, 2017—RBC Bluesfest organizers today announced the initial line-up for the 2018 edition of the festival. Confirmed acts to date include:
Foo Fighters; Dave Matthews Band; Shawn Mendes; Bryan Adams; Beck; Rae Sremmurd; Sturgill Simpson; Rise Against; Brett Eldredge; Three Days Grace; Jethro Tull; Zeds Dead; Jessie Reyez; The War On Drugs; Courtney Barnett; BROCKHAMPTON; Chromeo; Colin James; St. Paul & The Broken Bones; Shaggy; Oh Wonder; Ghostface Killah; Lighthouse; Passenger; Machine Gun Kelly; Naughty By Nature; The Strumbellas; M. Ward; Greta Van Fleet; Keys N Krates; Grandtheft; Yaeji; Hanson; Benjamin Booker; Noname; Dear Rouge; Kimbra; Kodie Shane; Lauv; Beth Hart; The Spencer Lee Band; Chelsea Cutler; Nick Lowe with Los Straitjackets; Larkin Poe; RL Boyce; The Julian Taylor Band; Fortunate Ones; Jupiter & Okwess; Andrew “Jr. Boy” Jones; Molly Tuttle; The Suitcase Junket; Sweet Crude; John Németh; Hat Fitz & Cara; Steve Hill; The Texas Horns; The Split; MonkeyJunk; Red Young; Liza Anne; Mr. Sipp; Bob Log III; A.J. Croce; The Lachy Doley Group; Anthony Geraci; Brandon Santini; Vanessa Collier; TJ Wheeler; Alanna Sterling & The Silvers; Amos the Transparent; Andrew Cassara; Andrew Waines; Animal Confession; Aspects & Rita Carter; Black Iri$h; Brock Zeman; Catriona Sturton; City Fidelia; Cody Coyote; Graven; Her Harbour; Hevve; Joe McDonald & the Walkin’ Hawks; JW-Jones; Kimberly Sunstrum; Krystal Jyl and the Jacks; leMeow; Lyle Odjick & The Northern Steam; Morris Ogbowu; Okies; Ray Montford Group; River City Junction; Stone Age Man; TAPAS; Tara Shannon; The Angelina Hunter Trio; The Bank Street Bonbons; The PepTides; The Town Cryers; and Vicki Brittle . . . with more to be announced in the weeks ahead.
“It’s always challenging to put together a diverse yet compelling line-up, year in and year out, but this year we’ve definitely hit on some great names from a lot of different genres” says the festival’s executive and artistic director, Mark Monahan. “Since we’ve been stuck in quite a deep freeze this winter, I’m really looking forward to our summertime celebration of great music with the greatest music fans in the world.”
On-sale date(s) include 1-Day Presale Thursday, February 15 at 10 a.m. (Ends at midnight.)
Presale tickets: U19 Full Festival Wristband *Under 19 – Non-Transferrable* starting at $109 + HST.
U25 Full Festival Wristband: *Under 25 – Non-Transferrable* starting at $139 + HST. This new pass is to accommodate patrons who made our youth pass successful over the past few years and are now transitioning into adulthood.
Adult Full Festival Pass: starting at $209 + HST
Acura VIP Club Full Festival Pass: starting at $605 + HST
General On-sale: Friday, February 16 at 10 a.m. All ticket-types available, including day passes, Pick-3, Pick-5, Metropolitain VIP Zone, etc. Seewww.ottawabluesfest.ca for more details.
RBC Bluesfest runs from July 5 to 15. 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.