February 21, 2011

Round-up of 2011 Bluesfest rumours

UPDATE: The full Bluesfest line-up was announced on April 26.  Here's a full list of performers so far for Bluesfest 2011.

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It's not quite on the same level of hockey trade rumours, but I've seen a few rumours recently about possible performers as Bluesfest (July 5-17, 2011 in Ottawa).  Most of the rumours are just speculation based on touring schedules, but still it's fun to start putting together a "fantasy Bluesfest line-up":
So who do you think is going to play at Bluesfest this year?  Who do you want to see?

See also: Ottawa Bluesfest Guide

59 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:41 PM

    No Ottawa Locale Artists???

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  2. Anonymous1:03 PM

    I'm gonna guess Black Keys during the 1st week of Bluesfest. Canadian tour just announced and Ottawa mysteriously left off. They will be in the area with stops in Toronto, Montreal, and Quebec City...

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  3. Anonymous6:07 PM

    People don't care about rumours of local artists. However, bet money that bands like Hollerado and LoudLove will be there.

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  4. Sam Roberts.
    He's performed at a few Bluesfests before and has a new album coming out soon.

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  5. Denis Armstrong reports: "Vancouver’s Mother Mother will play Bluesfest on July 12, according to a reader." http://blogs.canoe.ca/nowopen/general/another-fearless-bluesfest-prediction/

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  6. ...and Peter Simpson makes the case for The Black Keys: http://communities.canada.com/ottawacitizen/blogs/bigbeat/archive/2011/02/22/will-the-black-keys-play-bluesfest.aspx

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  7. Anonymous8:42 PM

    HERE COME THE MUMMIES!!!!!!!!!! They would be a fabulous addition to the lineup.

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  9. Hopefully JW Jones & John Allaire as local talent will perform.
    Would love to see Cheap Trick!

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  10. Pollstar had Black Keys listed for July 8th until it was taken down...

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  11. Anonymous12:44 PM

    I would love to see the John Butler Trio again this year...as a headliner on one of the side stages this time. Peter Frampton would be great too. I would also love to see Social Distortion - they jsut released a new kick-butt album.

    Another great idea would be to have a classic albums live night on one of the side stages (perhaps Back in Black, Led Zep II, Who's Next, and Dark Side of the Moon).

    Wishful thinking I'm sure, but it would be great.

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  12. Cornpone6:55 PM

    This is a Stretch... The Monkees on Sunday July 17th for closing....They are playing in June in Niagara Falls and their Tour dates end on the 16th of July??? Would love to see them.... watched them on the TV when just a kid.....

    Cornpone

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  13. How about some Jazz Festival rumours & speculation? From the Ottawa Citizen:
    http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/Jazzfest+revelations+speculations/4427792/story.html

    Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Bela Fleck, Kurt Elling, Youssou N'Dour, Pink Martini, Robert Plan, Peter Frampton, k.d. lang, Natalie Cole, Elvis Costello... lots more in the article too.

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  14. Anonymous8:22 PM

    Please, not Sam Roberts again - unless you want to call it Cisco Systems Ottawa Snooze-fest...

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  15. I'd guess DeVotchKa might come back as they are playing Montreal during the festival and have yet to announce any other dates nearby yet.
    They played two years ago and were fantastic, so I'm hoping this turns out to be true!

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  16. peter23366:37 PM

    Tom Waits and if Peter Frampton does come here, maybe a Humble Pie flashback !!! That would be cool !!!!

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  17. Anonymous12:30 PM

    Peter Gabriel would be cool..

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  18. Anonymous4:13 PM

    Big Audio Dynamite's original lineup, including Mick Jones of the Clash, is reunited and are booking summer festival dates!!!!!

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  19. Anonymous9:11 PM

    Two names I'd love to see at Bluesfest- Grand Funk Railroad and Eric Burden.

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  20. Anonymous3:25 PM

    Anyone know if Monkeyjunk is playing at all??

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  21. Anonymous5:03 PM

    Comming from the same guy who said that Pearl Jam and Neil Young were coming in 2010, I would disregard 90% of his rumours. Crop of BS

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  22. Iggy and the Stooges.

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  23. Anonymous3:30 PM

    Camera Obscura would be nice

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  24. Anonymous10:48 AM

    Some blues artists would be nice - so far the only name I've seen is Buddy Guy (rumour only)

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  25. Anonymous5:40 PM

    Van Halen (with David Lee Roth), Black Sabbath (with Ozzy), Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush and Nevermore (who should make up for their just-cancelled North American tour for April and May) would be my favorites to see at Bluesfest.

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  26. Ben Harper! He's playing Toronto right before...

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  27. Anonymous9:44 AM

    What about Enemin? or the great jam band O.A.R.
    Or more realistcally, how about BareNaked Ladies.
    JUST SAYIN!

    Mr.P

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  28. Anonymous9:49 AM

    Robin Trower is on tour in the US up until end of June. He starts a Euro tour in August.

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  29. Anonymous9:49 AM

    robin trower ends his US tour in the north east at end of June. Starts his Euro tour in August.

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  30. Anonymous10:22 AM

    CHEAP TRICK!

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  31. There's a hole in the Foo Fighters touring schedule that could be filled :)

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  32. Metallica is playing Quebec's Festival d'Ete on July 16th - not unreasonable to assume they might swing by Bluesfest too!

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  33. Anonymous8:53 AM

    They have the wrong date for the line-up announcement...it will be announced April 26th.

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  34. Anonymous7:40 PM

    come on come on bring on Cheap Trick!!!!!!!!Please

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  35. Anonymous4:37 PM

    How about the Heartless Bastards, can't they try real hard to get a good quality band like that here vs U2...Heartless Bastards keep to blues more that any big band name...ohhh how I wish for the ole days of bluesfest originally at Tunney's back in the day!!!

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  36. Anonymous3:38 AM

    Metallica???

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  37. Anonymous10:48 PM

    Get Cashtro Crosby!

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  38. Anonymous10:52 PM

    CROSSING MY FINGERS FOR PEARL JAM

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  39. I would LOVE to see Metallica come to 2011's Ottawa bluesfest. I have never seen them and I am a huge fan. I think they would attract a lot of attention for this years lineup. Im 22 and I like the newer rock bands (Billy Tallent, Rise Against, Theory of a Deadman...etc) But I think getting bands that are older and wont be performing for the next 10-15 years should be priority. ROCK ON!! :)

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  40. Anonymous8:12 PM

    METALLICA!!! they are open between the 9th and the 16th. I like the new rock bands but I wanna see bands who wont be around for the next 10-15 years. Never thought I would see Skynyrd, KISS and Rush. Pretty excited for Peter Frampton tho!

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  41. Anonymous11:07 AM

    Would love to see Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers come to Bluesfest!!!

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  42. Anonymous1:25 PM

    Yes. Peter Gabriel would be a delight.

    How about some blues like The Neville Brothers.

    Sandy

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  43. soulFan3:58 PM

    I wish Joss Stone would come!!!!!!!! make them !!

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  44. justPlayMusic3:59 PM

    Heard that Laurynn Hill was a possibility for the line up too!!! How AWESOME would THAT be!!!! She ROCKS!!!

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  45. Anonymous11:18 PM

    two words: Steely Dan. hey, I can dream. hah.

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  46. Anonymous11:33 PM

    How about Steve Perry/Journey. And last year I LOVED Maria Hawkins and Rocket Rached and the Fat City Blues! Four Way Street would be an amazing addition! How about some local bands?!

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  47. Anonymous11:44 PM

    Elton John, Lady Gaga. Celo Green. Is that too rich for Ottawa's Blood?? This IS an international event. Making a name for itself all over the world. Sir Elton John ... PLEASE?!

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  48. Anonymous6:30 PM

    I notice Iron Maiden has a Fri/Sat gap in their touring schedule during Bluesfest .. while travelling from Chicago (Thu) to Quebec City (Sun).

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  49. Anonymous7:05 PM

    Iron Maidene & Alice Cooper on July 10th. It was listed on a site and was removed. To big a gap in their touring schedule the 1st week of July.

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  50. Anonymous1:38 PM

    i hope they bring system of a down!
    tyler the creator blink 182 scorpions to blues fest 2012 please please

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  51. Anonymous7:09 PM

    please not lady gaga. But it would be great to see the black keys and rise against I didn't get to see them last year!!

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  52. Anonymous7:12 PM

    please not lady gaga. But it would be great to see rise against and the black keys, I didn't get to see them last year

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  53. Anonymous7:16 PM

    please not lady gaga. But it would be great to see rise against or the black keys, I didn't get to see them last year

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  54. Anonymous7:17 PM

    please not lady gaga. But it would be great to see rise against and the black keys, I didn't get to see them last year!!

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  55. Anonymous7:18 PM

    please no lady gaga. But rise against and black keys would be good, I didn't get to see them last year!!

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  56. Anonymous7:19 PM

    please no lady gaga. But rise against and black keys would be good, I didn't get to see them last year!!

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  57. Anonymous7:19 PM

    please no lady gaga. But rise against and black keys would be good, I didn't get to see them last year!!

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  58. Anonymous7:19 PM

    please no lady gaga. But rise against and black keys would be good, I didn't get to see them last year!!

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