As Ottawa trudges through another cold and unforgiving winter, the city’s largest music festival rolled out its summer lineup this week.
For the 2018 edition of RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, headlining performers include international superstars Foo Fighters, legendary jam rockers Dave Matthews Band and Vancouver’s own Bryan Adams. Also scheduled to perform as headliners are rockers Jethro Tull, alt-rock legend Beck, homegrown sensation Shawn Mendes and a co-headlining spot by Shaggy and Naughty by Nature. Rounding out the headliners are Brett Eldredge, Rae Sremmurd and Rise Against.
The festival will feature over 100 separate acts, including appearances by Hanson, Chromeo, Three Days Grace, Colin James and the War on Drugs.
Ottawa’s music scene is also well represented, with appearances by MonkeyJunk, Amos the Transparent, Cody Coyote, Kimberly Sunstrum and more.
Pre-sale tickets will be available starting February 15 at 11 a.m. Make sure to visit https://www.ottawabluesfest.ca/ for the most up-to-date festival announcements.
Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.