RBC Bluesfest announces 2013 line-up

[Press Release]

RBC Bluesfest organizers today announced the line-up for the 20th edition of one of Canada’s most popular and long-standing music festivals. This year, the event will include 10 days of programming between July 4 and 14. Festival organizers are offering a dynamic festival experience for what Billboard Magazine has ranked as one of the top-10 music festivals in the world.

“Over the years, we’ve built a solid reputation for world-class programming,” says the festival’s executive/programming director Mark Monahan. “We consider this year’s line-up to be one of the best of any across North America—it reaches out to a wide-ranging demographic with cutting edge performances as well as festival favourites.”

Confirmed RBC Bluesfest acts to-date include: B.B. King*Dixie Chicks*Wu-Tang Clan*RUSH*Fun.*Zac Brown Band*The Tragically Hip*Skrillex Full Flex Express Tour *Kenny Wayne Shepherd*Tegan and Sara*Great Big Sea*Weezer*Belle & Sebastian*Grand Funk Railroad*Baauer*Animal Collective*Jon Spencer Blues Explosion* Passion Pit*Grace Potter & the Nocturnals*She & Him*Alex Clare*Fitz & the Tantrums*Neko Case*Adventure Club*Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters*Marianas Trench*Solange*LP*Killer Mike*El-P*Sharon Van Etten*Stars*Eric Burdon*Matthew Good*Flogging Molly*A Tribe Called Red*The Cat Empire*Balkan Beat Box*Alejandro Escovedo*Los Lonely Boys*Mother Mother*Atlas Genius*Mississippi Heat*Zeds Dead*The Joy Formidable*Amadou & Mariam*Blue King Brown*Femi Kuti*Hunter Hayes*Tommy Trash*Garland Jeffreys*Blues Broads*Dawes*The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer*Los Lobos*Ra Ra Riot*Sonny Rhodes* Frank Turner*Justin Townes Earle*Cactus*Camera Obscura*Benjamin Francis Leftwich*Diamond Rings*Eddie Shaw*Mitch Ryder*The Dunwells*The Knocks*Bahamas*Jon Cleary*Cold Specks*John Smith*Joe Robinson*W.C. Clark, plus many more to be announced in the weeks ahead.

The festival site at LeBreton Flats Park offers a wide variety of food and merchandise concessions and is fully licensed. Tickets will become available on-line, to the general public, at capitaltickets.ca on Thursday, February 28 at 10 a.m.