RBC Bluesfest Announces Star-Studded Lineup

Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest has gathered talent from across the musical spectrum for its 2017 edition, boasting Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Muse, Pink, LCD Soundsystem, Flume, Toby Keith, and 50 Cent.

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– Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
United Center, Chicago, Ill.

The good times take place July 6-9 and July 11-16 at

“To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, we’ve put together one of our best lineups ever . . . and one of Ottawa’s favourite sons (Dan Aykroyd) seems to agree,” festival executive and artistic director Mark Monahan said.

The lineup poster includes a quote from Aykroyd, aka Elwood Blues, declaring, “A world-class lineup!”

This year’s long list of acts includes Jake Owen, Fetty Wap, Gary Clark Jr., The Shins, Melissa Etheridge, Lil Yachty, Tegan and Sara,

RBC Bluesfest is hosting a presale that starts Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. EST. The general onsale begins Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. Ticket options include youth festival wristbands, single-day passes, “Pick-3 passes,” weekend one or weekend passes, and Club VIP passes.

Here’s the daily lineup:

Thursday, July 6
Toby Keith
Sam Roberts Band
Death From Above 1979
Pokey LaFarge
Bill Durst
Blve Hills
Tribe Royal

Friday, July 7
Justin Moore
Melissa Etheridge
Matt Andersen
DJ Mustard
Anna Lunoe
Too Slim & the Taildraggers
Madeline Merlo
Anthony Geraci
Eddie Quotez

Saturday, July 8
50 Cent
Tegan and Sara
Brandi Carlile
Eric Lindell
Gord Bamford
Molly Hatchet
Too Slim & the Taildraggers
Mydy Rabycad
Sugaray Rayford
Brea Lawrenson Band
Flight Distance
Lynne Hanson and the Good Intentions
The Angelina Hunter Trio
The Tackies

Sunday, July 9
High Valley
Slam Allen
Eric Lindell
Vanessa Collier
Gabrielle Shonk
Three Times lucky
Trevor Alguire
Twin Flames

Tuesday, July 11
Jake Owen
Fetty Wap
July Talk
RL Grime
Carolyn Wonderland
Harea Band
Jesse Pascoe

Wednesday, July 12
LCD Soundsystem
Gary Clark Jr.
The Shins
Anderson East
Carolyn Wonderland
Angelique Francis
Julie Corrigan
Slack bridges

Thursday, July 13
Lil Yachty
Daniel Caesar
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Foy Vance
Coco Montoya
Wicked Grin

Friday, July 14
Thornetta Davis
The Campbell Brothers
Old Man Grant

Saturday, July 15
Xavier Rudd
Night Lovell
Bob Moses
Dead Obies
Wide Mouth Mason
Thornetta Davis
The Campbell Brothers
Mushy Gushy
The Jivewires

Sunday, July 16
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Peter Wolf
Tim Hicks
Midnight Shine
Alison Rose
High Waters

Head over to OttawaBluesFest.ca for more information.