It was a crazy night at Bluesfest. Security and Ottawa Police seemed to have their hands full controlling massive, rowdy crowds who crushed the stage to see Migos. The Atlanta rap trio had their start time delayed by festival organizers while security guards and first-aid volunteers were busy pulling injured and unruly people from the crowd. The Ottawa Citizen published reports of gatecrashers jumping security guards, altercations involving Ottawa police officers, and other scenes of violence. The atmosphere changed slightly once Migos got on stage.
Fellow Atlanta rapped Lil Yachty was next on the opposing stage. The frenzy continued throughout his performance. Unlike the two previous shows, Flume was on time and ready to give fans a top notch concert. The Grammy Award winning producer laid down a set that had very low frequencies shake the ground and his crisp production value came through.
RBC Bluesfest runs from July 6–16, 2017 at LeBreton Flats. Visit ottawabluesfest.com for the lineup and schedule. Keep checking back for more Apt613 Bluesfest coverage and follow us on Instagram for the latest photos.