Every year we publish a blog post with rumours and speculation about the line-up for this year’s Bluesfest. Who do you want to see perform? Post your informed guesses and hopeful wishes in the comments below. This year’s Bluesfest runs from July 4-14, 2013. The full line-up will be announced a bit earlier this year, on Wednesday, February 27.
- On December 13, Bluesfest confirmed via Twitter that they’ve confirmed a major country music headliner.
- Also via the Bluesfest Twitter feed: “Looks like we could have a VERY EXCITING announcement to make in mid January re: the 2013 line-up! Stay tuned during Holidays 4 more hints!”
- Taylor Swift is touring in the eastern United States in June and July. Could that be who Bluesfest is hinting about?
- One Direction is playing Montreal July 4. Maybe they’ll be in Ottawa later that week?
- Sometimes the line-up for the Festival d’été de Québec (July 4-14, 2013) or Osheaga in Montreal (August 2-4, 2012) can provide some clues. Neither festival has announced their line-ups yet.
- Here’s a list of major artists touring in 2013.
- Justin Bieber will not be playing at Bluesfest. He’s scheduled to perform at Scotiabank Place on July 23.
- Will Blue Rodeo play again this year? They usually do.
- Pollstar lists Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys and Alejandro Escovedo as playing at Bluesfest on July 14.
- Other possible acts, according to readers Festival Outlook: Pearl Jam, Black Sabbath.
- Skrillex is on Montreal on July 12 and Toronto on July 13 so a Bluesfest return looks likely.
- The Ottawa Citizen recently published an article about the Montreal Jazz Fest line-up. That festival runs from June 28 to July 7. The Montreal line-up includes acts like Leon Russell, Dr. John, Sharon Jones, Aretha Franklin, Belle and Sebastian and more.
See also: Ottawa Events Guide
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