Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest organizers today announced the line-up for the 2011 edition of the festival. Here’s a snapshot of what has been confirmed so far: A Perfect Circle, Ben Harper, Billy Talent, The Black Keys, Buck 65, Blue Rodeo, Bootsy Collins, Caravan Palace, Death From Above 1979, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Erykah Badu, The Flaming Lips, Infected Mushroom, Jennifer Hudson, Joe Satriani, John Butler Trio, John Fogerty, Peter Frampton, The Roots, Soundgarden, Steve Miller Band, The Tragically Hip . . . and more than 200 others, including Andrew Jr. Boy Jones, Arkells, Bedouin Soundclash, Big Sam\’s Funky Nation, Blue King Brown, Bluestone, Braids, Brothers Chaffey, Buck 65, Buddy Guy, Cage the Elephant, Callers, Cavaliers, Chali 2na, Cheap Trick, Courtyard Hounds, Danny Michel Band, David Clayton-Thomas, Dawes, Dennis Coffey, Diamond Rings, The Dirtbombs, Folklore Urbano Orchestra, Funky Meters, Galactic, Girl Talk, Girls with Guitars, Greenhornes, Harper, Huey Lewis and the News, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Jesse Greene, Jim Suhler, Jimmy Bowskill, John Primer, Josh Ritter, Justin Nozuka, Karl Denson\’s Tiny Universe, La-33, Leon Russell, Library Voices, Luyas, M. Ward, Manny Makris, Mark Kozelek of Red House Painter & Sun Kil Moon, Michael Powers, Mother Mother, My Morning Jacket, Nicole Atkins, Oli Brown, Paul Thorn, PS I Love You, Ra Ra Riot, The Reverend Peyton\’s Big Damn Band, Rise Against, Rosie Ledet, Sheep Dogs, Sierra Maestra, Skrillex, Smokin Joe Kubek Band featuring Bnois King, Spam Allstars, Tegan & Sara, The Beauties, The Sheepdogs, Theory of a Deadman, Three Days Grace, Trampled by Turtles, Wanda Jackson, and Yukon Blonde, among others. Visit www.ottawabluesfest.ca in the days ahead for more . . .
This year, the festival will span 13 days with 12 days of programming starting Tuesday, July 5 through Sunday, July 10—Monday will be an off-day for fans, volunteers and staff to re-charge their batteries—and re-commencing Tuesday, July 12 through Sunday, July 17. Festival organizers are expecting another year of great attendance while offering a dynamic festival experience, for what Billboard Magazine has ranked as one of the top-10 music festivals in North America.
Once again, Canada’s capital city will become a music Mecca during this two-week music extravaganza—drawing fans from far and wide. The festival site at LeBreton Flats Park offers a variety of food and merchandise concessions and is fully licensed. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30.
Please, see www.ottawabluesfest.ca for detailed performance schedule and ticket information.