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Gig Photos: The Best of Bluesfest 2022

By Landon Entwistle, Marc Lepage, and Curtis Perry on July 25, 2022

Three years after the festival’s 25th anniversary, Bluesfest returned to LeBreton Flats with Jeremy Dutcher, Rage Against The Machine, Alanis Morisette, Jack Johnson, Alexisonfire, Sum 41, The National, and many more artists. Here the finest moments captured by our concert photographers at the 2022 fest.

Ottawa Bluesfest returned to LeBreton Flats for the first time in three years, after a hiatus due to COVID-19 lockdowns. And what a return it was! Will we see you at LeBreton next year?

Matt Berninger of The National took an unexpected dip into the audience at Bluesfest 2022. Photo by Curtis Perry/APT613.

Star rapper Ja Rule headlined the closing day of Bluesfest 2022. Photo: Landon Entwistle/APT613.

Postponed from 2020, Rage Against the Machine finally made their long-awaited and highly-anticipated appearance on the mainstage at Bluesfest 2022. Photo: Landon Entwistle/APT613.

Run the Jewels added to their fanbase with another memorable set at Bluesfest. Photo: Landon Entwistle/APT613.

Ottawa hip hop artist Mischa pulled out all the stops with dancers and a light show at Bluesfest 2022. Photo: Landon Entwistle/APT613.

Marshmello put on a great pyro show at Bluesfest 2022. Photo by Landon Entwistle/APT613.

Femi Kuti at Bluesfest 2022. Photo by Landon Entwistle/Apt613.

Jeremy Dutcher brought a large band with horns and backing vocals for a special set at Bluesfest 2022. Photo: Curtis Perry/APT613.

Ottawa singer-songwriter Nambi debuted a new project at Bluesfest, Nambi & The Rhythm. Photo: Landon Entwistle/APT613.

Jack Johnson played a super chill set which was a musical highlight of Bluesfest 2022. Photo: Landon Entwistle/APT613.

Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan at Bluesfest 2022. Photo by Landon Entwistle/APT613.

Jamming with Nigerien Tuareg songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bombino at Bluesfest 2022. Photo by Landon Entwistle/APT613.

What’s that over there? A blues act? Guitar hero Colin James melted faces at Bluesfest 2022. Photo by Marc Lepage/APT613.

Ottawa rocker Josephine Leone at Bluesfest 2022. Photo by Marc Lepage/APT613.

One of the most-talked about sets around Apartment613 was put on by Garbage, who reunited to tour summer festivals. Photo by Marc Lepage/APT613.

Love this shot of SAINt JHN at Bluesfest 2022. Photo: Curtis Perry/APT613.

We were looking forward to Crown Lands ever since their last performance in Ottawa, at Bronson Centre Music Theatre. Photo: Curtis Perry/APT613.

Sum 41 returned to stage at Bluesfest 2022, and by all accounts it was a pretty tight set. Photo: Landon Entwistle/APT613.

Pretty badass shot of Alexisonfire at Bluesfest 2022. Photo: Landon Entwistle/APT613.

Country star Luke Bryan has learned a couple moves. Photo by Curtis Perry/APT613.

Montreal r&b singer Janette King at Bluesfest 2022. Photo by Curtis Perry/Apt613.

Grandson put on one of the highest energy sets at Bluesfest 2022. Photo: Landon Entwistle/APT613.

You had to be there. Photo: Landon Entwistle/APT613.

Canadian hip hop artist Big Zee at Bluesfest 2022. Photo: Curtis Perry/APT613.

Ottawa’s Bonnie Doon in a striking pose at Bluesfest 2022. Photo by Landon Entwistle/APT613.


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