Winter blues wiped away with Ottawa Bluesfest announcement

With the fields of Lebreton Flats still under a foot of snow, the warm reminder that RBC Ottawa Bluesfest is just around the corner is bringing the people out of their winter hibernation.

Canada’s premier blues festival and the highlight of the summer festival season returns July 4 through July 14 and will feature it’s signature mix of international and Canadian headliners, alongside an array of local talent.

Headliners for this year’s festival include rock icons, The Killers, ’90’s superstars, Backstreet Boys, rappers Wu-Tang Clan, Canadian hardcore favourites, Alexisonfire, and blues legend, Buddy Guy.

Additional Canadian artists scheduled to appear at this year’s Bluesfest include the Sheepdogs, the Trews, Jessie Reyez and the Dirty Nil.

Tickets will be available March 7 for a special one-day presale; with full regular festival passes starting at $209. For more information, please visit

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