Bluesfest

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  • 2019
  • July 19, 2019

Bluesfest Day 9: Pussy Riot Steals the Show on the Side Stage + Gallery

The unapologetic rainbow-balaclava-chic politics behind Pussy Riot’s fame are unlike any group in recent memory. And beneath a cloudy, yet

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  • 2019
  • July 14, 2019

Bluesfest Day 8: Alexisonfire Rises Again

Since they parted ways back in 2011 to chase peripheral passion projects—including a firefighting career for lead singer George Pettit—the

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Bluesfest Day 3: Glorious Sons, PUP, KALLITECHNIS & more

Els kept her camera skills sharpened for Day 3 of RBC Ottawa Bluesfest. She got some great photos of headliners

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Bluesfest Day 2: Yungblud & Jason Isbell

Our photographer Els Durnford was at Lebreton Flats to catch Day 2 of RBC Ottawa Bluesfest. After a rain delay,

  • 2018
  • July 25, 2018

Bluesfest Day 10: Rise Against, Three Days Grace, Dear Rouge, The Jerry Cans and Animal Confession

On Bluesfest Day 10, I arrived super early to the “doors” and waited in line, in the non-bag line. There

  • 2018
  • July 19, 2018

Gallery: Bluesfest Day 8 w/ Zeds Dead, Sturgill Simpson & more

Bluesfest Day 8 was kept the party going with sets by Sturgill Simpson, Black Irish, Grandtheft, Zeds Dead, and more.

  • 2018
  • July 18, 2018

Bluesfest Day 7: Noname, Blue Rodeo & more

As Bluesfest rolled along, the much-anticipated seventh day finally arrived. Chicago rapper Noname was definitely one of the buzz acts

  • 2018
  • July 16, 2018

Bluesfest Days 5 & 6: Foo Fighters and Courtney Barnett steal the show

Bluesfest has changed a lot for me. And how could it not? Over the last ten years I’ve been psyched

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Review + Gallery: RBC Bluesfest Day 1

As thousands of music fans descended on Lebreton Flats to kick off this year’s RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, the sweltering heat

  • 2018
  • February 26, 2018

10 good reasons to embrace La Francophonie at Bluesfest

By Cindy Savard, Éliane Laberge and Éric Barrette in collaboration with Eventful Capital and Ottawa Showbox. Photo by Els Durnford.