Well folks, it’s that time of year again. RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest has returned to Lebreton Flats in Ottawa. From the 4th to the 14th of July, the Nations Capital will be invaded by the likes of RUSH, The Tragically Hip, Great Big Sea, Tegan and Sara, Dixie Chicks, Fun, Marianas Trench, Weezer, Skrillex, Wu-Tang Clan, B.B. King, Matt Good, Zeds Dead, Adventure Club, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Belle & Sebastian, Passion Pit, and many, many more!
This years artists will be spread across 5 stages within the area of the Canadian War Museum and 2 offsite venues located at the Casino du Lac Leamy and Rideau Centre. Every year RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest draws in hundreds of musicians and brings in an average of a quarter million fans every year (over 300,000 fans in 2012), not including the over 3,000 volunteers working at the festival this year.
Be sure to check back as Eastscene will be posting tons of great reviews and pictures over the course of the next 10 days.