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January 04, 2014

Annual 2014 Ottawa Bluesfest rumours and speculation post


UPDATE - MARCH 26: The full line-up is out! Here's an alphabetical list of perfomers...



Jim Cuddy performs with Blue Rodeo at the 2012 Bluesfest.  It's probably a safe bet to say that Blue Rodeo will be back again for 2014 (although they also have a show in Ottawa on Feb 14 at Canadian Tire Centre). They're a Bluesfest tradition.  Photo by Jean Labelle.

It says something about the continuing popularity of Bluesfest that rumours and speculation about potential performers starts heating up months before the actual event.  This year's Bluesfest runs from July 3-13, 2014.  The line-up is expected to be announced before March 26. You can add your suggestions and speculation to the comments below.

Some reasonably reliable speculation (and a few confirmations):
  • On March 25th, a few acts were announced via @BluesfestTAG, including Tokyo Police Club, St. Vincent, Tegan & Sara. Lady Antebellum was also was also officially confirmed.
  • This will be the 20th anniversary of Bluesfest.  Will the line-up feature some "best-of" artists from the past two decades?
  • A partial list of bands touring eastern North America with gaps in their summer tour schedule include Journey, Lady Gaga and Kings of Leon, Foster the People, Doobie Bros., The Killers, Queen, Rod Stewart, Santana, Justin Timberlake, Billy Joel, Brad Paisley.
  • Lady Antebellum had Ottawa listed as a tour stop on July 6 that's since been removed.  Could that be a Bluesfest performance. (Thanks to the anonymous performer who tipped us off on this!)
  • A 2014 Foreigner concert t-shirt has an Ottawa date listed on July 8.  (Possibly playing with Styx.)
  • (Not Bluesfest - but Bobby McFerrin had an Ottawa date scheduled on his tour list too.) 
  • The Osheaga (Montreal music fest) line-up was released on March 11. There's often a lot of cross-over between acts with Bluesfest.
  • For what it's worth, our anonymous commenters are pretty sure that the line-up will include Beck, Colin James, Steve Earle, Bettye Lavette, Dr. John, Steve Miller Band, Billy Talent, Gaslight Anthem, Sam Roberts, Peter Frampton, Gord Downie & The Sadies.
  • Aeden Helmer from the Sun published this blog post with a wish list of potential artists, including  Tom Petty, Beck, David Bowie, and Arcade Fire.
  • Helmer also wrote this post with 20 bands that got their start in 1994, the same year as Bluesfest. 
  • The Ottawa Citizen published an article in late February titled "Let the Bluesfest speculation begin". Gary Clark Jr. is mentioned, and so are artists playing at the Toronto Urban Roots Festival around the same time: Belle & Sebastian, Neko Case, She & Him and Frank Turner.
  • The Lumineers were scheduled to play at the 2013 Folk Festival (a sister festival of Bluesfest) but pulled out at the last minute. Maybe they'll make up for the no-show at Bluesfest this year?
  • I shared this post on the Ottawa Bluesfest Fan Page on Facebook, and it generated quite a bit of discussion about artists that fans would like to see.
See also: Ottawa Bluesfest Guide
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120 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:34 PM

    Childish Gambino. Its happening.

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    1. Anonymous10:24 AM

      I would die of happiness if that is true

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  2. An epic festival anniversary needs an epic band - make it DMB, Mr. Monahan!
    Lots of interest from what i've seen so far in this happening :) .. http://facebook.com/DMBOttawa

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    1. Dates officially out - and some gaps that could -potentially- fit for an early or late Bluesfest appearance..?
      http://davematthewsband.com/tour

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  3. I'm hoping for "The Cars" and "REO Speedwagon" for this year.

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  4. Anonymous12:56 PM

    Pearl Jam!!

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    1. Anonymous2:28 PM

      That would be awesome but I think they are touring Europe.

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    2. Anonymous4:01 PM

      Yup. . . In Europe. In the UK on the 11th as their last stop . . . but would be hard for them to come back and play by the 13th.

      But this has been a dream of mine for the past few years . . . I hope it happens one of these days.

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  5. Anonymous1:43 PM

    NY & Crazy Horse
    Tom Petty & Heartbreakers
    George Clinton & P Funk Allstars

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  6. Anonymous11:57 AM

    Some potential artist: Lady Gaga (she plays Montreal on July 2nd and then nothing until Buffalo on July 7th). I think we may see Lorde and Foster the People as they have not announced their summer events yet, but both are playing Coachella.

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  7. Bluesfest Fan5:43 PM

    I'd like to see Blue Rodeo, Santana, Steve Winwood and the B-52's return. Other artists that I'd like to see perform include Tom Petty, Modern English, Psychedelic Furs, Katrina and the Waves, Luba and k.d. lang to name but a few.

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    1. Anonymous12:56 PM

      That's some serious garbage other than perhaps Santana and Tom Petty.

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    2. Anonymous10:00 AM

      I like your choices, what about John Kay and Steppenwolf?He's on tour this year and playing Syracuse ,NY.on July 18th.Maybe he'll take you on a Magic Carpet Ride down memory lane.

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  8. Anonymous2:54 AM

    agree with this guy Santana would be awesome

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  9. Anonymous3:12 PM

    OutKast seems like a possibility. Arcade Fire is a definite no, as they're already performing in Ottawa on March 14th, and they've booked festival appearances in Europe during the time of Bluesfest. I'd love to see My Bloody Valentine or Janelle Monae too.

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  10. Anonymous6:05 PM

    Lady Antebellum just added a stop in Ottawa July 6th.. The venue isn't posted yet but it seems unlikely they would go to Canadian Tire Centre right in the middle of Bluesfest.

    I would also love to see Young the Giant back! They made two stops in Ottawa in 2012 (saw them both times), the second one being at Bluesfest and they absolutely killed it! They're on tour promoting their latest album and are stopping in montreal and toronto but not ottawa so i'm hoping its because they're coming to Bluesfest!

    Also, same thing with Kings of Leon, stop in Toronto and Montreal but not Ottawa on their arena tour..

    Would love to see Keith Urban return, his show at the Bluesfest few years ago was incredible!!

    Other than that my wishlist would include:
    -Foo Fighters
    -Artic Monkeys
    -Imagine Dragons (who have never been to Ottawa)
    -Cage the Elephant
    -The Lumineers

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  11. Anonymous10:48 PM

    its a BLUESFEST .. where are all the BLUES bands. Yeesh :/ Going to Tremblant & Calabogie.

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    1. Anonymous3:50 AM

      how many years since it hasn't been about blues and instead about sustaining the festival will it be before this same comment is no longer made (over and over)?

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    2. Anonymous8:15 PM

      I'm with you. I attended the festival faithfully for the first several years because it was a blues festival back then. I go to Tremblant or the North Atlantic Bluesfest now, which occupy the same time period. Ottawa should just call it a musicfest and be done with it.

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    3. Anonymous11:16 AM

      "Bluesfest" is a brand now that refers to the biggest and best music festival in Ottawa. It includes some blues and many other styles as well. My understanding is that they considered a name change a couple of years ago but they have too much value in retaining the existing name - which i think is perfectly understandable, why mess with success? I understand how someone from another planet might not know this but if you are posting on this page you should have figured this out sometime in the last decade or so....

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    4. Anonymous8:07 AM

      why not complain that you can no longer sit in your lawn chairs to watch and enjoy the acts too. Times change ppl. "This is called Bluesfest....where are the blues bands". Give it up already! Now that I think about it, why don't we use rotary phones anymore?

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  12. Anonymous9:47 PM

    FOO FIGHTERS & or MUSE would be really awesome!

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  13. Anonymous12:48 PM

    Cage the Elephant, Young the Giant, Foals seem like probable performers.

    A HUGE maybe for bluesfest could be Jack Johnson who's touring North America but only has a single canadian date (Toronto of course) and no dates for July as of yet. My fingers are definitely crossed.

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    1. Anonymous6:51 PM

      Yuck.

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    2. Anonymous12:07 AM

      your comment is definitely appreciated...

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    3. Anonymous1:11 PM

      It's how I feel about your comment. I wanted all the comment readers to know how I felt. I guess I should have added an 'IMHO' before the first paragraph.

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  14. Anonymous12:16 PM

    Any of these guys would make me shit my pants in excitement

    bobby dylan
    black keys
    steven wilson/ porcupine tree
    clapton
    neil young
    jack white
    parquet courts
    van morrison
    rolling stones

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    1. Anonymous3:46 PM

      Mr. Van Morrison; I would not hesitate to wait another 6 hours at the gate (like the last time) to see him again. Great performer.

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    2. Anonymous1:16 PM

      You waited for six hours to get into Bluesfest? I don't understand how this would happen. My longest wait has been like 10 minutes.

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    3. Anonymous10:42 AM

      you must be very old...lol

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  15. Heres a lil something for everyone wishlist

    Tool
    Primus
    Puscifer
    Phish
    Roger Waters
    Peter Frampton
    RHCP
    Foo Fighters
    Wide Mouth Mason
    Neil Young
    Jack White
    Rolling Stones
    Sir Paul
    Sting
    K-os
    Stephen Marley
    The Wailers
    Sublime w Rome
    Beck
    Shpongle

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    1. Anonymous9:42 PM

      Now that's what I'm talking about!

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    2. Anonymous8:07 PM

      ToolToolToolToolToolToolTool

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    3. Anonymous9:25 PM

      Tool would be cool very cool

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  16. Anonymous8:59 PM

    FOSTER THE PEOPLE!!! They have a gap between June 8th and August 8th, and the August show is at Squamish Festival in BC

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  17. Anonymous4:24 PM

    Foo Fighters
    Jack White
    Hollerado
    Pearl Jam
    Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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  18. Anonymous11:15 AM

    I could see Gary Clark Jr being a good fit. He's playing a Bluesfest show in Australia in April and doesn't appear to have another show until July 25th in Colorado.

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    1. Anonymous4:15 PM

      This might be true! The Toronto urban fest just announced that he'll be performing sometime between the 4th and 6th, which is during the first week of Bluesfest.

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  19. Anonymous4:16 PM

    Pearl Jam
    Mumford & Sons
    Imagine dragons
    Foo fighters
    Tool
    Nine Inch Nails
    Jack White

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    1. Anonymous4:02 PM

      PJ are touring Europe in early July this summer . . . so not this year unfortunately!

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    2. Anonymous4:45 PM

      PJ will never do Bluesfest. Their shows are 2.5 to 3 hrs in length. Bluesfest sets are no more than an 1:45.

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  20. Anonymous3:05 PM

    Doobie Brothes are in Nothern NY in late June through mid july

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  21. Anonymous8:50 PM

    FOREIGNER are coming to Bluesfest !!! We just saw them in Montreal last night (feb 15th) and on the shirt i bought, they have all their 2014 dates and it says Ottawa, Ont July 8th !!!!

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    1. Anonymous9:42 AM

      I forgot to mention that it will probably be with STYX because they are on a summer tour with them and they are in the New York state on the 6th and 9th, so the scheduling of playing Ottawa on the 8th is realistic !!! Stay tuned !!!

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  22. Anonymous12:50 PM

    Beck, its been confirmed from a friend.

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    1. Anonymous12:49 PM

      What!?!? This would be amazing. Is your friend perhaps Beck, or Mark Monahan?

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    2. Don't mess with me. I was just talking to my girlfriend about this other day about how effing cool it would be if Beck showed.

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    3. Anonymous12:57 PM

      You mean Jeff Beck right????

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    4. No , not Jeff Beck, just Beck

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  23. Anonymous9:47 AM

    ARTIC MONKEYS, BLACK HIPPY, PRO ERA, FLATBUSH ZOMBIES, THE UNDERACHIEVERS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, SILVERSUN PICKUPS.

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  24. Anonymous11:01 AM

    Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan please <3 <3

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  25. Anonymous10:49 AM

    The Killers are playing Montreal on July 10th.

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    1. OMG!!!! No other dates before or after Montreal. I suspect they may go to Québec City (Festival d'été) or Bluesfest....

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  26. Anonymous11:10 AM

    What about Joe Bonamassa!

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    1. Anonymous9:21 PM

      Ummmm, Joe is playing NAC in May. I think, that, maybe, ummm, it's incredibly unlikely he'll be back 6 weeks later. I could be just blowing smoke.. I guess.... Can we have some credibility and common sense to Bluesfest rumours!

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  27. Anonymous11:50 AM

    A lot of speculation and wishful thinking in these comments. What is really possible?
    * The Killers in Montreal July 10 right in the middle of bluesfest. Would be great!

    * Gary Clark Jr is in the neighbourhood at TURF - here's the rest of that announcement. The 3-day lineup features headliners NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL and SAM ROBERTS BAND with guests HEY ROSETTA, GASLIGHT ANTHEM, GOGOL BORDELLO, VIOLENT FEMMES, LOCAL NATIVES, GARY CLARK JR, ANDREW BIRD & THE HANDS OF GLORY, STEVE EARLE, JENNY LEWIS, DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS, BORN RUFFIANS, SHOVELS & ROPE
    I don't know all these bands but a bunch of those would be great - Neutral Milk Hotel! Violent Femmes! You'd think Steve Earle and Drive By Truckers would fit too. Sam Roberts and Hey Rosetta both have a history with Bluesfest too even if they don't excite me that much..

    * Pretty hard to discount the Foreigner rumour if it's already printed on a t-shirt. Unfortunately Lou Gramm is long gone but they still put on a show. Styx is actually better -they are alternating the headline slot on the tour. Even more interesting is that Don Felder is the opening act and apparently does lots of Eagles stuff. All three acts on on the bill on other tour dates before and after the July 8th. It's a plus for Bluesfest to pick up 3 acts that are touring together so this is a good rumour...

    * COS has Jimmy Buffet as a rumour - think of the beverage sale tie-in opportunity! How many margaritas do you think they could sell that day?

    * Peter Frampton and The Doobie Brothers are touring together nearby and have open dates - not sure about this given that the Doobies played jazzfest just last year. Frampton was great at Bluesfest a couple of years ago...

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    1. Anonymous8:53 PM

      Also, how many crazy Hawaiian style Margaritaville-Bluesfest T-shirts could they sell on a Jimmy Buffet day?

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    2. Anonymous9:17 PM

      Neutral Milk Hotel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  28. Anonymous8:01 AM

    I see The Killers are playing in Montreal on July 10th. I expect to see them play Bluesfest

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  29. Kayla-Leigh3:42 PM

    Eminem! :)

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  30. Anonymous9:47 PM

    Tool
    Primus(again!)
    Rammstein
    The Melvins(again!)
    Soundgarden(Again!)
    NeilYoung & Crazy Horse
    Nine Inch Nails
    Adrian Belew(again)
    Tomahawk
    Manson
    Rob Zombie
    Tom Waits?...

    *Not rumors at all, just a dream

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    1. Anonymous8:46 PM

      Has Tom Waits ever played Bluesfest? That would be great!

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    2. Anonymous9:16 PM

      Neil Young & Crazy Horse played Folkfest last year and ScotiabankPlace late the year before (same show, same opening act...) Do we need Neil again? Give it a couple of years...

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    3. Anonymous9:31 PM

      Tool has no touring dates after March. Seems unlikely. Usually bands that will play Bluesfest have a tour or some dates announced for the summer by now. Sorry...

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    4. Anonymous11:48 AM

      The Neil Young show at Folkfest was cancelled so how can you say it was the saem show as Scotiabank Place? Neil is always welcome

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    5. Anonymous8:12 PM

      All of Maynard's bands are known to play festivals that aren't part of a tour. So hope for Tool or Puscifer is there!

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  31. Anonymous12:36 PM

    Gary Clark Jr.; Colin James; Steve Earle; Bettye Lavette; Dr. John; Styx; Steve Miller Band; Billy Talent; Lady Antebellum; The Killers; Gaslight Anthem; Foreigner featuring Mick Jones; Sam Roberts; Peter Frampton and one huge act to be unveiled in April 2014.

    I REMAIN ANONYMOUS!!!

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    1. One huge act = Coldplay??? They will release a new record in May or June (one song released last week). They expect to play a few festivals this summer.

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    2. Anonymous9:00 PM

      Maybe too big for Bluesfest? I remember speculating that they could book Coldplay for two days a couple of years ago and fill the place both nights. I don't know if they'd try that for a really big act but it would open up possibilities for Bluesfest that have not been considered....

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    3. Anonymous10:38 AM

      ie. DMB?

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    4. Anonymous3:45 PM

      I don't think Tom Waits plays outdoors ever.

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    5. Anonymous8:41 PM

      All wrong. Tipped my hat enough already folks so I will leave you all with one clue - a majestic band with a new singer!!!

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    6. Anonymous3:10 PM

      QUEEN. Just announced their new tour yesterday. July 13 Toronto, July 14th Montreal. Before then Vancouver June 28th. Would fit in nicely...

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    7. Anonymous11:06 AM

      Queen/American Idol isn't the huge act right? I can't imagine they're selling out the arenas they've booked.

      Probably Springsteen. They negotiated with him to play Folk Fest last year after Crazy Horse cancelled but it didn't come together in time.

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  32. Anonymous11:50 AM

    I think you will see Gord Downie and the Sadies. They have an album coming out in April that sounds fantastic on the preview. They already have a festival show in Toronto this summer

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  33. Anonymous8:15 PM

    Rod Stewart and Santana are touring Canada around the right dates! They are already booked in Vancouver, Edmonton and Winnipeg!! I wouldn't miss that show for anything!!! I've got my fingers crossed!!!

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  34. Anonymous3:47 PM

    Shovels and Rope, The Bombay Royale, Primus, Beck, Lady Gaga, St. Vincent, Outkast for sure.

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  35. Anonymous4:07 PM

    blink-182, please.

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  36. Anonymous3:25 PM

    Summer Tour Dates
    Justin Timberlake July 9 in Buffalo Open dates before and after
    Billy Joel July 2 in NY off until July 18
    Lady Gaga July 7th Buffalo off 8,9,10 then in Chicago July 11
    Brad Paisley July 6 in Darian Lake NY, of 7th, 8th, 9th.

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  37. Anonymous1:56 PM

    Lady Antebellum is in PEI on July 4 so I will be really surprised if they come down.

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  38. Anonymous2:08 PM

    Many of the bands or artists listed in the wish lists came at Bluesfest already (some came even 2 or 3 times), let's give a chance to some who never came.

    Nick Cave and the bad seeds
    Thee oh sees
    Maria False
    Oranssi Pazuzu
    Steve Adamyk band (local band)
    Yamantaka//Sonic titan

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    1. Anonymous2:04 PM

      Totally down for Thee Oh Sees!!!

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  39. Anonymous3:16 PM

    the replacements are playing osheaga... would be nice to get them here!

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    1. bobfrombob11:53 AM

      It's about time somebody said this!

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  40. Anonymous8:55 PM

    I hope Skrillex comes back again this year. I always have a great time at his shows!!

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  41. Anonymous2:07 PM

    I hope to get some good, more lesser known artists this year.

    Reignwolf
    Hobosexual
    Pontiak
    The Brains
    Koffin Kats
    Reverend Horton Heat
    Gary Clark Jr
    Plants and Animals

    Also on my wishlist

    Primus
    Tool
    Alice in Chains (again)
    Neil Young
    RHCP
    Black Keys (again)

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  42. Anonymous4:14 PM

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  43. Anonymous8:10 PM

    Reverend Horton Heat, Primus and Alice in Chains are playing Rockfest in Montebello literally weeks before Bluesfest...and Blink-182 are one of the headliners...

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  44. Anonymous4:55 PM

    I WOULD LIKE TO SEE CHEAP TRICK FOR THE SHOW THEY NEVER FINISHED! AN EXCELLENT LIVE BAND.

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  45. Anonymous9:08 AM

    I hope Cheap Trick plays Bluesfest one of the best concerts i have seen. When they played the New York State Fair. That was 3 years ago but still a great show.

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    1. Anonymous9:39 AM

      Cheap trick played in Carp a couple of years ago

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    2. Anonymous5:19 PM

      cheap trick played ottawa this month

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  46. Anonymous7:41 PM

    Here's some that will grace Bluesfest this year. Green Day, Peter Frampton, Gary Clark Jr., Killers, Lady Antebellum, Gord Downie and the Sadies, Styx and Steve Earle. Queen with Adam Lambert is still a possibility.

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    1. Anonymous2:01 PM

      Out of curiosity, and impatience on my part to wait for the line-up announcement, how confident/certain are you with these bands being named to the line-up? 100 percent?

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  47. Anonymous12:18 PM

    Crosby Stills & Nash have a 3 day between shows in NYC and Atlantic City that coincide with Bluesfest dates.
    http://www.jambands.com/news/2014/03/17/crosby-still-and-nash-confirm-tour-dates/#.UycdZoUhWSp

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  49. Anonymous10:27 AM

    http://heavymontreal.com/lineup/

    So....

    Metallica? Slayer? Bad Religion? The Offspring?

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  50. Anonymous6:50 PM

    Journey and Steve Miller are touring together - and are pretty much a lock. Hoping DMB. Where's Wilco?

    Was talking with someone who played a small stage last year, and they said being the 20th, it's going to be big.

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    1. If anyone has any rumours about DMB i'd love to hear about it at
      http://facebook.com/DMBOttawa .. so we can let others know :)
      thx

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  51. Bryan Adams is confirmed for Festival d'été de Quebec. There is often an overlap with BluesFest. Bryan Adams would make sense as the "big act" for the 20th anniversary

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  52. Anonymous9:08 AM

    Springsteen will be touring this summer, but they'd have to clear out the entire Lebreton Flats for him. DMB has a 4 day lull between shows in the North East...count on Ottawa

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    1. Appreciate that .. we have been hoping for DMB in Ottawa (Bluesfest) for years, and they have a few days break in our general area every year - but alas it never ends up happening.

      Do you have a source that specifically told you we can count on it, this time.. ?

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  53. Anonymous10:54 PM

    I'll be surprised if Outkast is not on the bill.

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  54. Anonymous1:03 PM

    There needs to be some metal!

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    1. Anonymous2:38 PM

      Motorhead!

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    2. Anonymous9:21 PM

      Yes,yes,yes,yes we need some metal in ottawa

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  55. Anonymous4:23 PM

    St Vincent has Ottawa Bluesfest date (July 6th) on her website! YYYs are confirmed too apparently

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  56. Anonymous6:25 PM

    Canadian content would be welcomed. Matt Mays, 54-40, Sloan, Colin James, Bryan Adams, Tea Party, Big Sugar and Kathleen Edwards. Bluesfest needs to make a day of it as we need to endorse our talented artists for a change.

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  57. Anonymous7:05 PM

    Sixto Rodriguez

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  58. Anonymous12:11 AM

    Metallica and Black Sabbath

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  59. Anonymous12:13 AM

    Foo Fighters

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  60. I Would like Three Days Grace But idk

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  61. Anonymous7:03 PM

    Beck! Really? Please, please, please make it so.
    Second on my wish list: The Replacements. Fingers crossed.

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  62. Speculation on who the still TBA July 13 headliner will be ... ?

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  63. Anonymous10:46 PM

    Now that the lineup has been announced, it pretty clear there's a couple headliners missing.. Not sure if the band perry is big enough to headline given the lineup this year? also not sure if the barenaked ladies are big enough either. finally collective soul certainly can't be the closing night headliner.. so that leaves 1-3 headling spots (july 10th, 11 and 13th).
    Kings of Leon play in detroit on the 11th and then NYC on the 14th.. could a stop in Ottawa on the 13th be possible?? That would be awesome!
    Keith urban has a break in his tour and plays the calgary stampede on the 12th.. so maybe the 10th to compliment the band perry?
    Beck also has couple weeks off during the entirety of Bluesfest so he could play any of those three dates!
    Santana also has a large break in June-July so we can't rule him out but it seems unlikely as bluesfest is right in the middle of his break..
    Also, however unlikely this may be, Foo Fighters only have Firefly booked this summer..
    Aside from that, the headliners from other major festivals such as Arctic Monkeys, Outkast, Imagine Dragons, Foster the People, Lorde, etc. are all in europe during the Bluesfest

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  64. Anonymous10:46 AM

    What a disappointment...let's face it, the ill-fated Capital Country Hoedown/ Majic 100 set list is now Bluesfest. I should have told my wife, as I saw a line itme on my VISA statement saying she'd bought passes...now, I have to prepare for the disappointment when she gives the passes to me for my birthday and I tell her I plan on scalping them.

    Biggest part of the let down is that I spoke with someone on the organizing committee, and while they didn't reveal any names, but said it was definitely the best lineup they'd ever assembled...big meh.

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  65. Some of the notable artists announced to play Festival d'été de Québec, that haven't been included in the Bluesfest's lineup are A$AP Rocky, Steve Miller Band, Three Days Grace, The Pretty Reckless, Soundgarden and Bryan Adams.. Hopefully some of these will be included in the Bluesfest lineup soon, seeing as Festival d'été de Québec is at the same time as Bluesfest!

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  66. Anonymous10:29 PM

    I'm demanding Aerosmith to join Slash at Bluesfest, drop the barenaked ladies and add Aerosmith

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  67. Anonymous10:35 PM

    Foo Fighters and Aerosmith are a must!!

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