The announcement of the annual RBC Bluesfest seems to get earlier and earlier every year.
The 26 year old event has just unveiled its summer lineup with acts such as Alanis Morrissette (whose 1995 album Jagged Little Pill is celebrating 25 years with a tour and a Broadway musical). She joins the previously announced Rage Against The Machine, Jack Johnson, Vance Joy, Jade Bird, Marshmello, Lil Tecca, and the Saints and Sinners Tour of Canadian bands featuring Big Wreck, Headstones, Moist, and The Tea Party.
The festival opens July 9 and runs to July 19. Passes go on sale on Feb. 19 at ottawabluesfest.ca.
Here’s the full line up
Rage Against The Machine;
Boyz II Men;
Saints and Sinners Tour (Big Wreck, Headstones, Moist and The Tea Party);
Charlotte Day Wilson;
Sharon Van Etten;
The New Pornographers;
Turkuaz w/ Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew;
Remain In Light Turns 40;
The Barr Brothers;
Nahko and Medicine For The People;
The Cinematic Orchestra;
Durand Jones & The Indications;
The Cooper Brothers Southern Rock All-Star Revue;
Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers;
The Texas Horns;
Angelique Francis Band;
Gentlemen of the Woods;
Jessica Pearson and the East Wind;
Lyle Odjick & The Northern Steam;
Mack & Ben;
Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin;
Tony D Band — Blues Revue Hosts July 10, 11 and 12;
The Split — Blues Revue Hosts July 16, 17 and 18.