On Tuesday, the RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest, otherwise known as Ottawa Bluesfest, announced the lineup for their 25th-anniversary event, set to take place from July 4th through July 14th of this year in the Lebreton Flats area of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
The 11-day event will see performances by an extensive, stylistically diverse group of high-profile artists including The Killers, Eric Church, Backstreet Boys, Kygo, Alexisonfire, Logic, Jessie Reyez, Snoop Dogg, Kane Brown, The Glorious Sons, Wu-Tang Clan, CHVRCHS, 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, Pussy Riot, Shakey Graves, DJ Pauly D, Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul, The Psychedelic Furs, Southern Avenue, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Steve Poltz, After Funk, and many more.
While the festival began as a blues-oriented event, it has increasingly incorporated artists from different stylistic realms throughout the years. Today, Ottawa Bluesfest is one of the largest blues festivals in North America.
A one-day pre-sale will take place on Thursday, March 7th at 10 a.m. local time. The full Ottawa Bluesfest schedule including stage information and set times will be announced in late spring. For more information and ticketing details, head to the event website.