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Ottawa Bluesfest rumours?

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ooooh- i like that!

This random article mentions Jimmy Cliff, Lou Reed, Jethro Tull, Dave Matthews Band and more as rumoured...


U2 is apparently a strong rumour. I know people love them, but don't see why they would want to play a festival. Isnt' their stage the size of the war museum? Also- they would swallow up a huge amount of the budget, you'd think.

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and the best of the rest of the rumors:

Bon Jovi


Jimmy Cliff

Lou Reed

Jethro Tull



Steve Winwood

Dave Matthews Band seems like a possibility as they have a gap of two nights between Pittsburgh and Bethel NY and will have already played T.O. Those dates would be July 11 and 12.

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Edmonton, Winnipeg and Bluesfest work together in booking acts- so you can also look to their lineups and find a few that will overlap:

Winnipeg Folk Festival

John Hiatt and The Combo

Sarah Harmer

The Swell Season.

The Levon Helm Band

Avett Bros.

Andrew Bird,

Emmylou Harris

Cat Empire

The Wailin Jenny’s,

Ladies of the Canyon

Del Rey and Alvin Youngblood Hart

Sonny Landreth

The Rural Alberta Advantage,

The Dodos


Levon Helm(USA)


Kate Rusby(England)

Ian Tyson(Alberta)


Zachary Richard(USA)


Four Men and a Dog(Ireland)

Kailash Kher(India)

Dala (Canada)

John Hammond (USA)

John Boutte (USA)

Toumani Diabate (Mali)

Tom Russell (USA)

Melanie (USA)

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You will see the overlaps when Bluesfest is annoucned. Right now those are obviously incomplete lineups...Its more Winnipeg and Ottawa that tend to have the same artists as they are at nearly the same time.

I think (And hope!) we will see these in Ottawa:

Swell Season

Andrew Bird

EmmyLou Harris

Sarah Harmer

Avett Bros

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GREAT NEWS!! DHINGY. I have been loving the swimmers alot latley. And on july 8th. Perfect. Thanks dude for the heads up. Come on Avett brothers aswell then my two bands i really want to see soon will be rockin it ottawa bluesfest styles. Rawk!!!

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