RBC Bluesfest has announced on heck of a lineup for the 2018 edition of the festival. Headliners include Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews Band, Beck, Bryan Adams, Shawn Mendes, Shaggy, Jethro Tull, Brett Eldredge, Rae Sreummurd, and Rise Against. Why so many? The festival runs for 10 days, from July 5-15, and will take place in Ottawa, Ontario at LeBreton Flats.
Other acts of note include Passenger, The War on Drugs, Strumbellas, Courtney Barnett, Brockhampton, Chromeo, Ghostface Killah, Noname, M. Ward, Greta Van Fleet, Naughty By Nature, Benjamin Booker, Nick Lowe with Los Straitjackets, Keys N Krates. Machine Gun Kelly, Oh Wonder, and Spencer Lee Band.
Tickets go on sale on Friday (February 16). A day by day breakdown can be found below.
July 5, Bryan Adams, Passenger, Nick Lowe with Los Straitjackets, Sweet Crude.
July 6, Jethro Tull, A.J. Croce, The War on Drugs, Brockhampton, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Hanson
July 7, Shawn Mendes, Chromeo, Benjamin Booker, Kimbra, Lauv
July 8, Brett Eldredge, Strumbellas, Beth Hart, Keys N Krates, Larkin Poe, Molly Tuttle
July 10, Foo Fighters, Greta Van Fleet, M. Ward, Machine Gun Kelly
July 11, Dave Matthews Band, Courtney Barnett, Oh Wonder, Spencer Lee Band, Suitcase Junket, Hat Fitz & Cara
July 12, Shaggy, Lighthouse, Naughty By Nature, Noname
July 13, Beck, Sturgill Simpson, Ghostface Killah, Fortunate Ones, Grandtheft
July 14, Rae Sremmard, Jessie Reyez, Colin James, Steve Hill, Yaeji, Steve Hill
July 15, Rise Against, Julian Taylor Band, John Nemeth, Dear Rouge, Chelsea Cutler