Ottawa’s Bluefest returns on the 7th – 17th July after a 2 year hiatus!

After a multi-year hiatus caused by COVID-19, RBC Bluesfest is back, with festival organizers today announcing a lineup that music fans in Ottawa and beyond have been waiting far too long for.

The event, featuring a star-studded mix of live acts, will be produced by RBC Bluesfest executive and artistic director Mark Monahan and his team.

We’re happy to finally be able to roll out a fantastic lineup of live acts that will reward the collective patience of so many music fans. To show our appreciation for that patience and support, we intend to stage one of our best fests ever. This year’s festival will launch a new beginning for the live music industry in Ottawa. We’re hoping to re-establish a sense of normalcy by continuing with the wave of success that characterized recent years in the live music business.

Mark Monahan – RBC Bluesfest executive and artistic director

Who & When (Alphabetical):

JULY 7 – Alanna Sterling, Alessia Cara, Angelique Francis Band, Bombino, Dean Lewis, Jessia, JoJo Worthington, Ocean Alley, Sarah McLachlan, Vanessa Collier

JULY 8 – Amanda Lowe, Jack Johnson, Jeremy Dutcher, Lia, Mack & Ben, Tami Neilson, Tash Sultana, The New Pornographers, The Texas Horns

JULY 9 – Anders Drerup Band, Anthony Geraci Band, Colin James, Emilie Steele & The Deal, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, Gavin McLeod, Luke Combs, The Revivalists 

JULY 10 – Alanis Morissette, Étoile Noire, Garbage, Josephine Leone, MacKenzie Porter, Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Renée Landry, Sophia Radisch, Sue Foley

JULY 12 – Crown Lands, Emma Armstrong ft. A Short Walk To Pluto, Frase, Jontavious Willis, Lyle Odjick & The Northern Steam, Marshmello, Michael Franti & Spearhead, SAINt JHN, Three Days Grace

JULY 13 – Alexisonfire, Charlie Cunningham, Chicano Batman, JP Saxe, Mia Kelly, Millencolin, Mischa, Nikki Hill, Raul Midón, Sum 41, Vicki Brittle

JULY 14 – Braden Foulkes, Crash Test Dummies, Gentlemen Of The Woods, Janette King, Lucy Dacus, Luke Bryan, Matthew Chaffey, Sacha, The Tea Party, Wide Mouth Mason

JULY 15 – Jessica Pearson & The East Wind, Ludic (First Up w/ RBCxMusic), Milky Chance, Okies, Rage Against The Machine, Run The Jewels, Tal Wilkenfeld, The Commotions, The Day Dreamers

JULY 16 – Big Zee, cleopatrick, Cooper Brothers Southern Rock All-Star Revue, Crystal Shawanda, Grandson, Lia Kloud, Slack Bridges, TLC, Sly High

JULY 17 – Aysanabee, Bonnie Doon, Jon Rivera, OK Naledi, The Beaches, The National

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