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Ottawa Bluesfest announces 2016 line-up

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Ottawa Bluesfest 2016

Ottawa Bluesfest has revealed its 2016 line-up.

Headlining the 2016 edition will be Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Fogerty, Billy Idol, Noel Gallagher, Brad Paisley, Duran Duran, The Lumineers, Sam Hunt, and City and Colour.

Other announced artists include: Schoolboy Q, Thomas Rhett, Zeds Dead, Ben Harper, Alessia Cara, The Decembrists, Future, Wolf Parade, Nelly, The Cult, Earl Sweatshirt, Awolnation, The Monkees, The Tallest Man On Earth, The Head And The Heart, Peter Bjorn and John, Madeon, Half Moon Run, PUP, Freddie Gibbs, and more

Full festival passes ($189 and up), youth passes ($99 and up), Grand Club VIP passes ($550 and $575), single-day tickets, three-day and five-day packages, and the Metropolitan VIP zone tickets will be on-sale beginning Friday at 10 a.m.

Last year’s festival featured performances by Kanye West, Simple Plan, G-Eazy, The Tragically Hip, Dropkick Murphys, Keith Urban, Hedley, Run The Jewels, Blue Rodeo, Iggy Azalea, Nas, and more.

July 7

Billy Idol, Joe Jackson, Schoolboy Q, The Head and the Heart, Peter Bjorn and John, Son Little, Boy & Bear, David Gogo, Tyler Kealey, Suits ‘N Toques

July 8

Noel Gallagher & High Flying Birds, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, The Tallest Man on Earth, Tal Wilkenfeld, Pandaleon, Fire Antlers, Harrison Sweet Taste Kennedy

July 9

The Lumineers, the Cult, Earl Sweatshirt, the London Souls, Brandi Carlile, Archer, Jeff Ross (comedy), Jill Zmud, Amanda Rheaume

July 10

John Fogerty, Thomas Rhett, Madeon, Debauche, Yukon Blonde, Archer, Wild Child, San Fermin, Jimmy Tri-Tone Band, Gingkoa, Grand River Ramblers, Steamers

July 13

Brad Paisley, Alessia Cara, The Decemberists, Half Moon Run, XXYYXX, Pierre Kwenders, Craig Cardiff, Tribute to Jack Bruce, Carlo

July 14

Sam Hunt, Awolnation, the Monkees, Pup, Freddie Gibbs, Lindsey Stirling, Jesse Greene Band, Paul Deslauriers Band, Cashtro Crosby and DJ Mes

July 15

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Zeds Dead, Lindsay Ferguson, Training Season, Jack De Keyzer, Chocolate Hot Pockets

July 16

Duran Duran, Future, Wolf Parade, Nelly, DZ Deathrays, Holy F—, Cashmere Cat, the Paper Kites, Paul James, Pith and the Parenchymas, the Wicked Mercy, Brothers Dube, Danny Albert, Just Poets

July 17

City and Colour, Bryan Ferry, Amos the Transparent, Bombino, Brock Zeman, Barry and the Blasters, Monday I Retire.


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