Bluesfest 2020: Lineup includes Alanis, Rage Against the Machine, Boyz II Men

Alanis Morissette headlines Bluesfest in her hometown. It's 25 years since Jagged Little Pill made her a household name.

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

Here’s the full line up

Rage Against The Machine.

Rage Against The Machine;
Jack Johnson;
Alanis Morissette;
Daniel Caesar;
The National;
Boyz II Men;
Vance Joy;
Tash Sultana;
Dean Lewis;
Lil Tecca;
King Crimson;
Blue Rodeo;
Billy Talent;
Saints and Sinners Tour (Big Wreck, Headstones, Moist and The Tea Party);
Ali Gatie;
July Talk;
Dashboard Confessional;
Charlotte Day Wilson;
Jade Bird;
Travis Tritt;
Patrick Watson;
Sharon Van Etten;
Cash Cash;
DJ Shadow;
The New Pornographers;
Cat Power;
Turkuaz w/ Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew;
Remain In Light Turns 40;
Brandy Clark;
Deltron 3030;
Arrested Development;
The Barr Brothers;
Jeremy Dutcher;

Boyz II Men

Nahko and Medicine For The People;
Matt Maeson;
Joan Osborne;
Barns Courtney;
Leif Vollebekk;
The Cinematic Orchestra;
Charlie Cunningham;
The Dip;
Wishbone Ash;
Ezra Furman;
Durand Jones & The Indications;
Haviah Mighty;
Southern Avenue;
Jontavious Willis;
Ocean Alley;
The Turbans;

Ottawa’s Angelique Francis and her band are performing at this year’s Bluesfest.

Vanessa Collier;
Crown Lands;
Crystal Shawanda;
Lloyd Spiegel;
Marco Benevento;
Michelle Hopkins;
Jessica Mitchell;
The Cooper Brothers Southern Rock All-Star Revue;
Albert Castiglia;
Mike Zito;
Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers;
The Texas Horns;
Johnny Shay;
Red Young;
Alanna Sterling;
Amanda Lowe;
Angelique Francis Band;
Big Zee;
Braden Foulkes;
Étoile Noire;
Gavin McLeod;
Gentlemen of the Woods;
Jessica Pearson and the East Wind;
JT Soul;

Jeremy Dutcher

Kimberly Sunstrum;
Lia Kloud;
Lora Bidner;
Lyle Odjick & The Northern Steam;
Mack & Ben;
Miss Emily;
Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin;
Renée Landry;
Sly High;
Sophia Radisch;
The Commotions;
Tony D Band — Blues Revue Hosts July 10, 11 and 12;
The Split — Blues Revue Hosts July 16, 17 and 18.  

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Peter Robb began his connection with the arts community in Ottawa in the mid-1980s when he was the administrator and public relations director of the Great Canadian Theatre Company. After a long career in journalism with the Ottawa Citizen where he served in a number of different posts he returned to the arts when he became the Citizen's arts editor.