Ottawa Bluesfest (or the RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest as it’s known in the corporate world) returns June 4-15th at the city’s LeBreton Flats Park. The rather unbluesy lineup is topped by TiÃ«sto, Skrillex, Snoop Dogg, Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper, Seal, Lauryn Hill, Norah Jones, The Weeknd, and Deltron 3030 (!).
Also playing are Conor Oberst, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Tangerine Dream, Billy Bragg, Beirut, Metric, Mastodon, Dirty Projectors, Thievery Corporation, Paul Oakenfold, MSTKRFT, Chromeo, The Hold Steady, Young the Giant, Grimes, Youth Lagoon, Melvins, Handsome Furs, !!!, Zeus, Blitzen Trapper, Freelance Whales, Akron/Family, and Chali 2na.
Ticket information and other event details are available via the festival’s website.