Monday night Bluesfest TAG treated us to the first 10 acts of the 2016 lineup of RBC Royal Bank Ottawa Bluesfest lead by Sam Hunt. Tuesday morning, at midnight, the rest of the monster lineup was unveiled, and it packs a punch!
The 2016 Lineup for RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest is as follows (line-up always subject to change before July):
July 7: Billy Idol, Joe Jackson, Schoolboy Q, The Head and the Heart, Peter, Bjorn & John, Son Little, Boy & Bear, David Gogo, Tyler Kealey, Suits ‘N’ Toques
July 8: Noel Gallagher & High Flying Birds, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, The Tallest Man on Earth, Tal Wilkenfeld, Pandaleon, Fire Antlers, Harrison Kennedy
July 9: The Lumineers, The Cult, Earl Sweatshirt, The London Souls, Brandi Carlile, Archer, comedian Jeff Ross, Jill Zmud, Amanda Rheaume
July 10: John Fogerty, Thomas Rhett, Madeon, Debauche, Yukon Blonde, Archer, Wild Child, San Fermin, Jimmy Tri-Tone Band, Gingkoa, Grand River Ramblers, Steamers
(Nothing scheduled at this time for July 11 or 12)
July 13: Brad Paisley, Alessia Cara, The Decemberists, Hall Moon Run, XXYYXX, Pierre Kwenders, Craig Cardiff, A Tribute to Jack Bruce, Carlo
July 14: Sam Hunt, Awolnation, The Monkees, Pup, Freddie Gibbs, Lindsey Stirling, Jesse Greene Band, Paul Deslauriers Band, Cashtro Crosby, DJ Mes
July 15: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Zed’s Dead, Lindsay Ferguson, Training Season, Jack De Keyzer, Chocolate Hot Pockets
July 16: Duran Duran, Future, Wolf Parade, Nelly, DZ Deathrays, Holy F@ck, Cashmere Cat, The Paper Kites, Paul James, Pith & the Parenchymas, the Wicked Mercy, Brothers Dube, Danny lbert, Just Poets
July 17: City and Colour, Bryan Ferry, Amos the Transparent, Bombino, Brock Zeman, Barry & the Blasters, Monday I Retire.
All tiers of tickets (Single Day, Pick-3, Pick-5 and Metropolitan VIP Zone) go on sale officially on Friday February 26 at 10am with a limited pre sale Thursday February 25 at 10am both at www.ottawabluesfest.ca.
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