Annual Bluesfest Rumours & Speculation Post (2018)


This year’s RBC Bluesfest runs from July 5-15, 2018 at Lebreton Flats.

The Dave Matthews Band has been officially confirmed to play at this year’s Bluesfest on July 11. Tickets will go on sale when the full line-up is announced in February, a bit earlier than in previous years.

Until then, let the rumours and rampant speculation begin.  You can add to this list by posting in the comments below.

Here’s our small list of unconfirmed rumours and plausible speculation about possible acts this summer.  You can add to this list by posting in the comments below.

    • Someone on reddit thinks that organizers are hinting about a Paul McCartney show.
    • Jack White is doing a festival tour this summer.
    • The Foo Fighters are playing Toronto around the same time as Bluesfest dates.
    • The Zac Brown Band is in Toronto around the same time as Bluesfest.
    • Fraser on Twitter notes that Arcade Fire has a hole in their schedule from June 18 to July 13.
    • Paul Nusbaum suggests perhaps Hall and Oates + Train.




OttawaStart Staff


7 Responses

  1. Ron Watt` says:

    Any possibility of either Steely Dan or the Doobie Brothers?
    They’re touring, but seem to have largely conflicting dates.

  2. Jeff says:

    They are touring together

  3. Annie says:

    U2 is playing Newark, New Jersey on June 29. The next scheduled show that follows (as listed on the U2 website) is Aug 31 in Berlin. They’re playing Montreal on June 5, but there’s no Toronto date listed – which I find odd. NJ isn’t that far away – maybe we’ll get lucky and they’ll tuck us into that pocket between Newark and Berlin. A Toronto show seems more likely but you never know. What a treat that would be.

  4. Sapgeek says:

    Jack White is touring, but as of July his tour is in Europe, so you can rule him out. The Killers are also in Europe as of July, so they are out also. Two possibles I see, based on current show dates, are Modest Mouse and Fitz and the Tantrums.

  5. Shoo says:

    Hall & Oates and Train in montreal in july. Also, lynyrd skynyrd Farwell tour. Great to see them one last time.

  6. jay strummer says:

    POisonnnnnnnnnnnnnnn is touring all around ny state and Toronto june 28 cmon man ,would be great party that night

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