_ (Via RBC Ottawa Bluesfest) _ OTTAWA, February 13, 2017—RBC Bluesfest organizers today announced the initial line-up for the 2018 edition of the festival. Confirmed acts to date include: _ Foo Fighters; Dave Matthews Band; Shawn Mendes; Bryan Adams; Beck; Rae Sremmurd; Sturgill Simpson; Rise Against; Brett Eldredge; Three Days Grace; Jethro Tull; Zeds Dead; Jessie Reyez; The War On Drugs; Courtney Barnett; BROCKHAMPTON; Chromeo; Colin James; St. Paul & The Broken Bones; Shaggy; Oh Wonder; Ghostface Killah; Lighthouse; Passenger; Machine Gun Kelly; Naughty By Nature; The Strumbellas; M. Ward; Greta Van Fleet; Keys N Krates; Grandtheft; Yaeji; Hanson; Benjamin Booker; Noname; Dear Rouge; Kimbra; Kodie Shane; Lauv; Beth Hart; The Spencer Lee Band; Chelsea Cutler; Nick Lowe with Los Straitjackets; Larkin Poe; RL Boyce; The Julian Taylor Band; Fortunate Ones; Jupiter & Okwess; Andrew “Jr. Boy” Jones; Molly Tuttle; The Suitcase Junket; Sweet Crude; John Németh; Hat Fitz & Cara; Steve Hill; The Texas Horns; The Split; MonkeyJunk; Red Young; Liza Anne; Mr. Sipp; Bob Log III; A.J. Croce; The Lachy Doley Group; Anthony Geraci; Brandon Santini; Vanessa Collier; TJ Wheeler; Alanna Sterling & The Silvers; Amos the Transparent; Andrew Cassara; Andrew Waines; Animal Confession; Aspects & Rita Carter; Black Iri$h; Brock Zeman; Catriona Sturton; City Fidelia; Cody Coyote; Graven; Her Harbour; Hevve; Joe McDonald & the Walkin' Hawks; JW-Jones; Kimberly Sunstrum; Krystal Jyl and the Jacks; leMeow; Lyle Odjick & The Northern Steam; Morris Ogbowu; Okies; Ray Montford Group; River City Junction; Stone Age Man; TAPAS; Tara Shannon; The Angelina Hunter Trio; The Bank Street Bonbons; The PepTides; The Town Cryers; and Vicki Brittle _ _ . . . _ with more to be announced in the weeks ahead.
https://twitter.com/ottawabluesfest/status/963276997001666561 _ _ “It’s always challenging to put together a diverse yet compelling line-up, year in and year out, but this year we’ve definitely hit on some great names from a lot of different genres” says the festival’s executive and artistic director, Mark Monahan. “Since we’ve been stuck in quite a deep freeze this winter, I’m really looking forward to our summertime celebration of _ great _ music with the _ greatest _ music fans in the world.” _ _ ** On-sale date(s) ** include 1-Day Presale Thursday, February 15 at 10 a.m. (Ends at midnight.) ** Presale tickets: ** U19 Full Festival Wristband * ** Under 19 **
- Non-Transferrable* starting at $109 + HST.
U25 Full Festival Wristband: ** *Under 25 **
- Non-Transferrable* starting at $139 + HST. This new pass is to accommodate patrons who made our youth pass successful over the past few years and are now transitioning into adulthood. ** Adult Full Festival Pass: ** starting at $209 + HST ** Acura VIP Club Full Festival Pass: ** starting at $605 + HST ** ** ** General On-sale: ** Friday, February 16 at 10 a.m. ** All ticket-types available ** , including day passes, Pick-3, Pick-5, Metropolitain VIP Zone, etc. See www.ottawabluesfest.ca for more details.
RBC Bluesfest runs from July 5 to 15. The festival site at LeBreton Flats Park offers a wide variety of food and merchandise concessions and is fully licensed. Check the website for more to come in the weeks ahead.