Bryan Adams, Foo Fighters among Ottawa Bluesfest 2018 acts


Bryan Adams, Jethro Tull, Beck and the Foo Fighters are some of the headliners signed up to perform over 10 days in July at RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa.

Organizers say the 2018 roster also includes the Dave Matthews Band, Shawn Mendes, Colin James, 70s rockers Lighthouse and fellow Canadian acts such as rock trio Three Days Grace and The Strumbellas.

Bluesfest is one of Ottawa’s most popular annual festivals and typically attracts more than 300,000 attendees, including thousands of out-of-town guests.

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Started in 1994 as a single-stage, three-day event, Bluesfest has grown into a two-week festival that’s estimated to pump more than $37 million into the local economy each year, according to organizers.

Other confirmed 2018 performers include Reggae star Shaggy – who just released an album with Sting – Montreal electric funk duo Chromeo, rappers Ghostface Killah and Naughty By Nature.

Bluesfest runs from July 5 to 15 at LeBreton Flats.

A one-day ticket presale runs from 10 a.m. to midnight on Thursday.

General tickets and passes go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday.

– With files from OBJ staff

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