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Confirmed list (so far) of 2012 Ottawa #Bluesfest performers

A list of confirmed acts (so far) for the 2012 edition of RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest .

(Updated June 1 - additional artists announced )

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Adam K

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Akron/Family

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Alan Doyle

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Alice Cooper

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John Allaire

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Amalgamation

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Amanda Bon

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Ana Miura

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Ariyan

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Arkells

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Arty

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A$AP Rocky

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A-Trak

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A Tribe Called Red

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Rich Aucoin

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AWOLNATION

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The Balconies

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Become The Sun

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Beirut

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Big Boi

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Big Wreck

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Billy Bragg

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Birthday Girls

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Blitzen Trapper

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Blue Rodeo

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Bluestone

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Brothers Chaffey

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Building 429

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Bzrk

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Andre M. Bluteau

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Amanda Bon

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Autumn's Canon

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The Bright Light Social Hour

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The Bush Pilots

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Building 429

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Felix Cartal

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Chains of Love

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Charles Bradley and the Extraordinaires

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Chali 2NA

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Chromeo

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City and Colour

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The City Harmonic

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The Claytones

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Cody Allen Band

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Cole

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Shemekia Copeland

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Cowboy Junkies

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Ashley Crnic

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Current Swell

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Deep Dark Woods

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Detroit Cobras

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The Dirty Heads

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Dirty Projectors

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DJ Illo

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DJ Tiesto

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Matt Dorgan Project

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Downchild Blues Band

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Downhere

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Down With Webster

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Dragonette

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Drastik

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Drop The Lime

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Lynn Drury

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Dry River Caravan

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The Ethics

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Father John Misty

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Fet.Nat.

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Fevers

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Fire and Neon

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Fishbone

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The Flats

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Flight Distance

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Folklore String Band

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Freelance Whales

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Damon Fowler

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Freelance Whalers

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Rory Gardiner

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Wolfgang Gartner

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Terry Gillespie

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Good Old War

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Grandtheft

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David Gray

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Jesse Greene Band

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Grimes

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Handsome Furs

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Lucas Haneman

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Hellbros

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Hey Rosetta!

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The Hold Steady

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I Mother Earth

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Iron Maiden

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Jeff Rogers and The All Day Daddies

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Carly Rae Jespen

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Jordan Cook aka Reignwolf

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Just for Laughs Comedy


Ari Shaffir & Paula Bel


Mark Forward & Darrin Rose


Godfrey & Ryan Hamilton

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July Talks

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Kalle Mattson

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Tyler Kealy

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Keek

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Kid SL

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K'Naan

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Lake Street Dive

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Lauryn Hill

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Brea Lawrenson

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Lazybones

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Bettye Levette

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LMFAO

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Loon Choir

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The Love Machine

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Karen Lovely

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Meredith Luce

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Marcia Ball

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Mastodon

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James Vincent McMorrow

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John Mellencamp

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The Melvins

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Metric

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Mister Parker

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MonkeyJunk

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Monophonics

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Monster Truck

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Mother's Children

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MSTRKRFT

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Mustard Pimp

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My Darkest Days

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Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas

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Lukas Nelson

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Victor Nesrallah

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Newworldson

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Nickelback

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Nobody Beats The Drum

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Norah Jones

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Conor Oberst

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Oliver Mtukudzi

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Orgone

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Our Lady Peace

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The Pack A.D.

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Pat "Hat Trick" Gallagher and The

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Paul Oakenfold

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PepTides

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Philly Moves

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Plants and Animals

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Josef Pollock

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The Postelles

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Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

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Red Bull Thre3style Showcase

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Reverend Raven and The Chain Smokin' Alter Boys

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Kelly Richey

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Riot Police

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The Royal Southern Brotherhood

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Sam Roberts

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Rudeboy

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Johnny Sansone and Monkeyjunk

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Spencer Scharf

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Seal

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The Sheepdogs

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She's The One

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Shinedown

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Shred Kelly

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Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars

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Skrillex

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Snoop Dogg

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Sounds of Lions

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The Souljazz Orchestra

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Sparrows

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The Strain

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Sugar Ray and the Bluetones

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Super Chikan

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Tangerine Dream

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Cassie Taylor

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Tedeschi Trucks Band (Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks)

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Thievery Corporation

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Tiesto

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Tyga

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The Trews

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The Weeknd

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Tommy Lee and DJ Aero

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Toronzo Cannon

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The White Wires

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TJ Wheeler

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Ukrainia

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Walk Off The Earth

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Winchester Warm

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Carolyn Wonderland

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Royal Wood

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Wooden Sky

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Young Empires

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Young The Giant

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Youth Lagoon

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Zeus

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Zoo Legacy

Full list and schedule will be published soon to the official Bluesfest page.  We’ll keep publishing tonight with more bands.

More headliners and supporting acts will be announced in the coming weeks.

You should follow @fateemasayani and @lynnsaxberg for live tweets from tonight’s launch event.

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** See also: ** Ottawa Bluesfest Guide

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