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I am happy with this lineup

B.B. King


Zac Brown Band (country but they are actually quite good)

The Tragically Hip (hip is the hip)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd(Kenny is actually quite good. He shreds. Saw him at NAC for the hendrix tribute.


Amadou & Mariam (Saw them bonnaraoo 2009 they rock

Belle & Sebastian

Grand Funk Railroad

Femi Kuti

Animal Collective

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Passion Pit (fun)

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

She & Him( Just cause. They are good)

Fitz & the Tantrums

Neko Case


Flogging Molly

The Cat Empire

Alejandro Escovedo

Los Lonely Boys

Mother Mother

Atlas Genius

Amadou & Mariam

Femi Kuti

Dawes (These Guys rocked it last year, even covered a Grateful Dead Tune.)

Los Lobos ( Yes)

Frank Turner(Good Song Writer. Good Energy)

Justin Townes Earle (Awesome)

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Finally get to tick BB King and Eric Burdon off my bucket list. Glad to finally make up for missing Los Lobos. Caught a little bit of Neko Case but wasn't feeling well so glad I can finally see a full set. Looking forward to Grand Funk, JSBX, Zac Brown, She & Him and even Dixie Chicks. Have seen Rush, Stars and Blue King Brown before, looking forward to seeing them again. This might even be the year I actually go to Great Big Sea.

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It appears Bluesfest is depending on local bands to help fill out the undercard:

Camp Radio,

Capital Grass and the No Men,

City Fidelia,

DJ Acro

Dynamite Motel,



Hearts & Mines,

Her Harbour,

Jack Pine and The Fire,

John Carroll & The Epic Proportions

JW Jones,

Les Mosquitos,

Maria Hawkins,

Mehdi Cayenne Club,


Roberta Bondar,

Sarah Jean and the Wild Vines

Steve Adamyk Band,

The Gallop,

The Split,

The Wicked Mercy,

Three Times Lucky

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Paper tickets for an extra $55. Worth it, if not planning to go every day?

But I thought the bracelets were about cutting edge tech and convenience not limiting ticket resales. I guess that dreaded "Black Market" that the Citizen had us trembling in fear of and that needed to be stopped is now more than okay, as long as the fans pay an extra fifty five.

Oh Bluesfest, you're so crazy. Never change.

That has irked me in an way I can't describe.

(thanks for the info Alan)

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