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 ](https://twitter.com/ottawabluesfest/status/279271735835111424) . * Also via the [ Bluesfest Twitter feed ](https://twitter.com/ottawabluesfest) : "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 ](http://www.songkick.com/artists/217815-taylor-swift/calendar?page=4) in June and July. Could that be who Bluesfest is hinting about? * [ One Direction is playing Montreal July 4. ](http://ottawarickshaws.ca/10-things-ottawa-2013/) Maybe they'll be in Ottawa later that week? * Sometimes the line-up for the [ Festival d'été de Québec ](http://www.infofestival.com/) (July 4-14, 2013) or [ Osheaga ](http://www.osheaga.com/) 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. ](http://www.gotickets.com/concert/2013_concert_tours.php) * Justin Bieber will not be playing at Bluesfest. He's scheduled to [ perform at Scotiabank Place on July 23 ](http://ottawastart.com/story/18656.php) . * Will Blue Rodeo play again this year? They usually do. * Pollstar lists [ Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys and Alejandro Escovedo ](http://www.pollstar.com/resultsCity.aspx?ID=61616&SearchBy=ottawa,%20on&PageIndex=3) as playing at Bluesfest on July 14. * Other possible acts, according to readers [ Festival Outlook ](http://festival-outlook.consequenceofsound.net/fests/view/1136/ottawa-bluesfest) : Pearl Jam, Black Sabbath. * [ Skrillex ](http://www.songkick.com/artists/3084961-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 ](http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/Montreal+Jazz+Fest+lineup+offers+possible+Bluesfest+sneak+peek/7906287/story.html) . 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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