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BLUESFEST UPDATE: Blue Rodeo's in, Shaggy's out

_ (Via RBC Ottawa Bluesfest) _

RBC Bluesfest organizers announced the addition of ‘fest favourites,
 Blue Rodeo
. Since the festival’s inception, Blue Rodeo has repeatedly charmed, thrilled, and outright rocked RBC Bluesfest audiences. They’ll be appearing on

  July 12


It’s great to have Blue Rodeo back after a few years’ hiatus from the line-up,” says the festival’s executive and artistic director, Mark Monahan. “Their live show ranks right up there among the best we’ve staged—it’s a performance I personally look forward to whenever they’re here, and it always seems to get better!” This year should be no different as the band will be rolling out tunes from their latest album ‘
 1000 Arms’
, which is receiving rave reviews.

Other acts added since the initial launch include:

Common Deer (

 July 8

); Eat A Peach: Allman Brothers Band Tribute (

 July 12

); Hunter Siegel and Chuurch, presented by Deadbeats (

 July 13

); and Lilly Hiatt (

 July 14


In other news—due to a scheduling conflict, ** Shaggy ** will not be able to perform at this year’s festival.

Also of note, the first day of the event (

 July 5

) will feature an opening ceremony showcasing Algonquin-Anishinabe Youth Hand Drummers from Kitigan Zibi and Barriere Lake

As in previous years, the festival continues to add acts to their line-up after the initial launch. For those who haven’t already purchased tickets, this makes it even more compelling to get some. “In recent years, our multiple 3-day ticket packages have become the most popular purchase,” says Monahan. As always, prices are subject to change, so I suggest folks snap these up sooner than later.”

Details can be found on the ‘tickets page’ on the festival’s