RBC Ottawa Bluesfest Announces 2018 Lineup

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Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews Band, Beck, Jethro Tull, Courtney Barnett, and more to headline Ottawa Bluesfest 2018

RBC Ottawa Bluesfest has released its initial 2018 lineup, which will hit the stages July 5 – 15, 2018. Many whispers of Dave Grohl and his band of Foo Fighters being added were making their way around town, and the explosive rock band is one of many exciting inclusions in this year’s edition. The Dave Matthews Band, which was confirmed a few weeks back, will also headline the festival and give festival-goers a reason to get excited.

Other notable acts include Blue Rodeo, Jethro Tull, Beck, Zeds Dead, the War on Drugs, Courtney Barnett, BROCKHAMPTON, Chromeo, Colin James, Shaggy, Oh Wonder, Ghostface Killah, Passenger, Machine Gun Kelly, Shawn Mendes, Naughty by Nature, the Strumbellas, Keys N Krates, Grandtheft, Hanson, Benjamin Booker, Noname, Dear Rouge, Kimbra, and more.

Some stellar Ottawa acts were also announced, including Catriona Sturton, Alanna Sterling & The Silvers, Amos The Transparent, Cody Coyote, Graven, Her Harbour, Okies, TAPAS, and many more.

A one-day pre-sale will begin early on February 15 at 10 a.m., with an adult festival pass starting at $209 (+ HST). A full-festival pass will start at $139 (+HST). All tickets will go on public sale February 16 at 10 a.m.

Check out other options and more details on the Bluesfest website. Have a look at the line up (so far) below.

JULY 5

  • BRYAN ADAMS
  • PASSENGER
  • NICK LOWE WITH LOS STRAITJACKETS
  • RL BOYCE
  • SWEET CRUDE
  • OKIES
  • THE BANK STREET BONBONS

JULY 6

  • JETHRO TULL
  • THE WAR ON DRUGS
  • BROCKHAMPTON
  • ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES
  • HANSON
  • KODIE SHANE
  • ANDREW “JR. BOY” JONES
  • A.J. CROCE
  • MORRIS OGBOWU

JULY 7

  • SHAWN MENDES
  • CHROMEO
  • BENJAMIN BOOKER
  • KIMBRA
  • LAUV
  • JUPITER & OKWESS
  • LIZA ANNE
  • THE LACHY DOLEY GROUP
  • ANDREW CASSARA
  • BROCK ZEMAN
  • HER HARBOUR
  • KIMBERLY SUNSTRUM
  • THE ANGELINA HUNTER TRIO

JULY 8

  • BRETT ELDREDGE
  • THE STRUMBELLAS
  • COMMON DEER
  • KEYS N KRATES
  • BETH HART
  • LARKIN POE
  • MOLLY TUTTLE
  • TJ WHEELER
  • ALANNA STERLING & THE SILVERS
  • AMOS THE TRANSPARENT
  • CODY COYOTE
  • GRAVEN
  • TAPAS
  • TARA SHANNON
  • VICKI BRITTLE

JULY 10

  • FOO FIGHTERS
  • GRETA VAN FLEET
  • MACHINE GUN KELLY
  • M. WARD
  • CATRIONA STURTON
  • CITY FIDELIA

JULY 11

  • DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
  • COURTNEY BARNETT
  • OH WONDER
  • THE SPENCER LEE BAND
  • THE SUITCASE JUNKET
  • HAT FITZ & CARA
  • ANDREW WAINES

JULY 12

  • BLUE RODEO
  • NAUGHTY BY NATURE
  • LIGHTHOUSE
  • EAT A PEACH
  • NONAME
  • BOB LOG III
  • VANESSA COLLIER
  • HEVVE
  • RAY MONTFORD GROUP
  • THE TOWN CRYERS

JULY 13

  • BECK
  • STURGILL SIMPSON
  • ZEDS DEAD
  • HUNTER SIEGEL
  • GHOSTFACE KILLAH
  • GRANDTHEFT
  • FORTUNATE ONES
  • THE TEXAS HORNS
  • BRANDON SANTINI
  • ASPECTS & RITA CARTER
  • BLACK IRI$H
  • JW-JONES

JULY 14

  • RAE SREMMURD
  • JESSIE REYEZ
  • COLIN JAMES
  • YAEJI
  • STEVE HILL
  • LILLY HIATT
  • MR. SIPP
  • JOE MCDONALD & THE WALKIN’ HAWKS
  • LEMEOW
  • LYLE ODJICK & THE NORTHERN STEAM
  • RIVER CITY JUNCTION

JULY 15

  • RISE AGAINST
  • THREE DAYS GRACE
  • DEAR ROUGE
  • CHELSEA CUTLER
  • THE JULIAN TAYLOR BAND
  • JOHN NÉMETH
  • ANIMAL CONFESSION
  • KRYSTAL JYL AND THE JACKS
  • STONE AGE MAN
  • THE PEPTIDES

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