Ottawa Bluesfest 2023 lineup: Here’s who’s playing RBC Bluesfest this year

Many big names are set to hit the stage at this July’s Ottawa Bluesfest.

Organizers are calling the 2023 lineup, released Wednesday, one of the best festivals yet.

One of the world’s biggest rock bands, the Foo Fighters, will perform at LeBreton Flats. Folk rockers his Mumford & Sons and rappers his Pitbull will also perform on the main stage.

Weezer, Death Cab for Cutie, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss and Charlotte Cardin are also featured acts on the main stage.

Shania Twain will headline the festival’s opening night on July 6th. Her performance was announced in her October, and tickets for the day have been on sale ever since.

Featuring Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, The Smile will headline the festival’s final night on Sunday, July 16th.

This year’s event is one day shorter than usual. Thursday 6th July to Sunday 9th July and Wednesday 12th July to Sunday 16th July.

Festival tickets go on sale Thursday at 10am here.

Click here for the full lineup RBC Bluesfest 2023:

Thursday, July 6th: Shania Twain, Orville Peck, bbno$, Dux, Son Little, John Nemeth, Blair Lawrenson, JC; Melissa Lam, Mikhail Laxton, Mimi Obonsawin.

Friday, July 7th: Weezer, Thundercat, Billy Talent, PUP, Tank & The Bangas, Jupiter & Okwess, Southern Avenue, Digging Roots, Emily Jean Flack, Melo Griffith, The Jesse Greene Band.

Saturday, July 8th: Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, BADBADNOTGOOD, Blackie and The Rodeo Kings ft. Daniel Lanois and Suzie Vinnick, Raul Midon, Sugaray Rayford, The Texas Horns, Aspects, Nesrallah Artuso Project, Steven Taetz.

Sunday, July 9th: Death Cab for Cutie, Tegan and Sara, Arandoyle, Blanc Van 3000, Moonlight Benjamin, Jack Barksdale, Youngtree & Blooms, Guy Berenger, East Coast Experience, Emmanuel Kelly.

Wednesday, July 12th: Foo Fighters, AJR, White Reaper, Monow Hales, Black Joe Lewis, Lyme Cordiale, My Sun The Hurricane, River City Junction.

Thursday, July 13th: Mumford & Sons, The War On Drugs, Declan McKenna, Sudan Archives, Cam Kahin, Lloyd Spiegel, Loviet, Amos The Transparent, Angelina Hunter Trio, Ash Ravens, Avery Raquel.

Friday, July 14th: Charlotte Cardin, Fletcher, Fleet Fox, Alison Russell, Rich Aucoin, Source Boss, Sussex, Amanda Jordan, Ponygirl.

Saturday, July 15th: Pitbull, Ludacris, Julia Jacklin, Horojo Trio, TJ Wheeler, Abby Stewart, Drew Nelson, Gray and Joe McDonald.

Sunday, July 16th:The Smile, Koffee, Alvvays, Miss Emily, Eazy Finesse, Megan Jerome, Steph La Rochelle

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