January 01, 2013

The 2013 Ottawa Bluesfest rumours and speculation post (a tradition continues)

Every year we publish a blog post with rumours and speculation about the line-up for this year's Bluesfest.  Who do you want to see perform? Post your informed guesses and hopeful wishes in the comments below.   This year's Bluesfest runs from July 4-14, 2013.  The full line-up will be announced a bit earlier this year, on Wednesday, February 27.

We'll publish the full line-up at 6:30am here on our blog...


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21 comments:

  1. Dusted off the crystal ball and I see "The Cars" & "REO Speedwagon" for BF 2013.

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  2. WE NEED RATM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Anonymous6:10 AM

      I think the exact same thing.

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  3. John Butler Trio 2013 please!

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  4. Rush announced more dates for North America this summer. They will play a few festivals in early July. Rush played Bluesfest in 2010.

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  5. pearl jam or eddie vedder please. (pj is in london, on on July 7th

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  6. Michael Franti and Spearhead need to come back...

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  7. Steve via. available
    John petrucci available
    Pat travers available
    Jeff beck. available
    Bb king available
    Buddy guy available
    Eric Clapton. available
    John McLaughlin available
    Eric Johnson Available
    John lee hooker

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    1. John lee hooker could be a problem...being dead and all...!!

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    2. Anonymous6:11 AM

      I think that's why he left out "available"

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  8. Nazareth , they're in Canada and have that date open
    Rush
    Rammstein, play festivals in the summer, though Ottawa might be too small

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    1. Saying Bluesfest is too small is a joke. It's a first rate festival that got sidetracked last year. Rush and Rammstein are good bands and they're not too big to play Ottawa. Bluesfest has already had 20,000 Rush fans attend in 2009. Other acts like Sting, KISS, Soundgarden, Santana, White Stripes, Black Keys have all graced the stage and noone thought they were too big for Ottawa.

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  9. Bring THE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND BACK TO OTTAWA!
    Please join my FB group and RT my Twitter messages, we HAVE to make this happen.

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  10. Bruno Mars is playing Toronto on July 3rd and Montreal on July 5th...

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  11. Rush are in Hamilton ON on July 6th and then there are six days between shows. Next date is July 12th in Halifax NS so you know that they have to go through Ottawa to get to Nova Scotia. Pencil them in as one of the big draws. A far cry better than Nickelback!

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  12. Steve Earle's also got a new album dropping in April. Could a return to Ottawa be in the works. His last solo show was top notch and drew very well.

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  13. Nine Inch Nails announced yesterday they are back and touring starting this summer and leading into next year. Let's get them here!

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  14. Anonymous1:41 AM

    They just added Bjork yesterday. Nine Inch Nails is playing the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan on July 27th, 2013, and on July 26th 2013 Bjork plays Fuji Festival. Could be a red herring or maybe NIN will be added to the line-up, if they did I'd buy a ticket in 3 seconds or less - I wouldn't even look at the price.

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  15. Anonymous4:09 PM

    We need Arcade Fire!!

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