Ottawa Event Announcement: 2023 Bluesfest Line-Up is Out!

RBC Bluesfest organizers today announced one of their best lineups ever. Featured acts on the mainstage include Shania Twain (July 6); Weezer (July 7); Robert Plant & Alison Krauss (July 8); Death Cab for Cutie (July 9); Foo Fighters (July 12); Mumford & Sons (July 13); Charlotte Cardin (July 14); Pitbull (July 15); and The Smile (July 16).

The festival will offer an abundance of great acts such as ‘Rock N Roll Hall of Famers’ Foo Fighters, who attracted one of the largest crowds ever for the festival in 2018.

“As usual, the ‘fest will present a who’s who of internationally recognized artists, including Mumford & Sons, Shania Twain, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Declan McKenna, Thundercat, Fleet Foxes, and The Smile, along with a hundred other international and local acts,” says the festival’s executive and artistic director Mark Monahan.  

“This program will show ‘fest fans that we’re back in a big way for 2023!” adds Monahan.

The festival will run from Thursday, July 6 to Sunday, July 9 and from Wednesday, July 12 to Sunday, July 16.

Also included in the programming are numerous established and emerging stars such as:

(July 6) Orville Peck; bbno$; Dax; Son Little; John Németh; Brea Lawrenson; J.C; Melissa Lamm; Mikhail Laxton; Mimi O’Bonsawin.

(July 7) Thundercat; Billy Talent; PUP; Tank & The Bangas; Jupiter & Okwess; Southern Avenue; Digging Roots; Emily Jean Flack; Melo Griffith; The Jesse Greene Band.

(July 8) BADBADNOTGOOD; Blackie and The Rodeo Kings ft. Daniel Lanois and Suzie Vinnick; Raul Midón; Sugaray Rayford; The Texas Horns; Aspects; Nesrallah Artuso Project; Steven Taetz.

(July 9) Tegan and Sara; Alan Doyle; Bran Van 3000; Moonlight Benjamin; Jack Barksdale; Youngtree & The Blooms; Guy Belanger; East Coast Experience; Emmanuelle Querry.

(July 12) AJR; White Reaper; MONOWHALES; Black Joe Lewis; Lime Cordiale; My Son The Hurricane; River City Junction.

(July 13) The War On Drugs; Declan McKenna; Sudan Archives; Cam Kahin; Lloyd Spiegel; Loviet; Amos The Transparent; Angelina Hunter Trio; Ash Ravens; Avery Raquel.

(July 14) FLETCHER; Fleet Foxes; Allison Russell; Rich Aucoin; Sauce Boss; Sussex; Amanda Jordan; Pony Girl.

(July 15) Ludacris; Julia Jacklin; HOROJO Trio; TJ Wheeler; Abby Stewart; Drew Nelson; GRAE; Joe McDonald.

(July 16) – Koffee; Alvvays; Miss Emily; Eazy Finesse; Megan Jerome; and Steph La Rochelle.  

The festival will take place at LeBreton Flats Park in Ottawa and is fully licensed.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. at https://bf23.frontgatetickets.com/ 

For more on RBC Bluesfest, go to www.ottawabluesfest.ca

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