It was arena rock central of gargantuan proportions Tuesday night as every square inch of LeBreton Flats was covered in a sea of people stretched out as far as the eye could see. Under another perfect summer sky at Bluesfest, a young 4-piece Michigan band named Greta Van Fleet took us on an hour-long time warp back to the full throttle sounds of classic rock.
Bluesfest was a sold out of tickets on Tuesday night, something that has only happened a few times in its history.
Dressed in a silver, shoulder-spiked jacket, futuristic eyewear and a wide-brimmed hat, Sterling took her confident stance at the keys.
Monday is an off day for Bluesfest. Foo Fighters play Tuesday.
Day 4 of Bluesfest closed out with Los Angeles power vocalist sensation, Beth Hart.
A stampede started as soon as the gates opened in the early afternoon, as Shawn Mendes superfans rushed to make it to the front row.
Bluesfest goers flocked to the City Stage to enjoy the musical legacy of prog rock giants, Jethro Tull.
RBC Bluesfest runs from July 5–15, 2018 at LeBreton Flats.
Bryan Adams set the City stage on fire with a memorable 2-hour performance on opening night at Bluesfest. From start to finish, the energy and enthusiasm he and the rest of the band poured out onstage was felt and reciprocated by the crowd, who were 21,000 strong.
Ottawa’s 8-piece Bank Street Bonbons brought their incredible big band sound to open Bluesfest on Thursday night.
Bluesfest has returned to Lebreton Flats and opening night featured local and international talent, such as Bryan Adams, Passenger, and the Bank Street Bonbons.
After the hullabaloo and heatstroke of the long weekend has passed, we are faced with another beautiful weekend in our city, and no limit of ways to fill it. Bluesfest starts with a bang on Thursday night and rolls right on through the weekend. If Lebreton Flats is not your destination of choice, mix it up a little bit with a poutine in Gatineau, a soccer game, some classical music or a Shakespeare play for a little culture.
We want to offer a number of good reasons why the inclusion of French should be considered with respect to the organization itself, the choice of artists and the festival’s mandate.
La semaine dernière, les organisateurs du Bluesfest d’Ottawa ont annoncé la liste des têtes d’affiche qui feront partie du festival qui se tiendra cette année du 5 au 15 juillet sur les Plaines LeBreton. Bien que nous soyons reconnaissants de ce succès et du rayonnement qu’il permet à la ville d’Ottawa, voilà quelques années que nous observons le peu de place que ce festival accorde au français et nous souhaitons par la présente, offrir quelques bonnes raisons de considérer la francophonie tant dans l’organisation du festival, le choix des artistes que dans la mission du festival.
Expect more artists to be announced between now and July.