OT: 2018 Ottawa Concert and Music Festival Thread

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  1. Spire2000

    Spire2000 Registered User

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    Time to get this going for 2018...

    Ottawa Bluesfest runs from July 5th to 15th this summer. There've been a few summer festivals releasing their line-ups over the past week so the rumour mill can start. Let me throw out some names and detail their chances of showing up at Lebreton.

    Let's start with two big rumours simply because of what appear to be incomplete tour announcements:

    The Eagles - The biggest rumour so far. Lots of dates announced, and lots of stops in Canada. Nothing for Ottawa or Montreal yet, though they are in Buffalo on the 14th and have nothing for two weeks prior.

    The Foo Fighters - The other big name. In New Jersey on July 7th and then Toronto on the 12th.

    Next, we can look at the lineup of three big festivals to get an idea on who is touring this summer and see who will be in the Ottawa area during Bluesfest. Coachella, Boston Calling and NYC's Governor's Ball have all been announced.

    Eminem - Playing all three and is a virtual lock to be at either or both Bluesfest and Osheaga.

    Jack White - At both BC and GB. No other dates announced but is clearly on the circuit this summer and fits Bluesfest's demo well.

    Royal Blood

    Manchester Orechestra

    The following acts are NOT coming to Bluesfest, as they are all on the European festival circuit during the Bluesfest dates:

    The Killers

    The National

    Portugal, The Man

    Alt J
     
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    Upgrayedd Earn'em and Burn'em

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    If Bluesfest was even able to snag 1 of The Eagles, Foo Fighters or Eminem it would be a massive get and likely would reflect in the attendance imo, id be pre-ordering tics for sure!
     
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    I'd really love a 2000s crappy punk rock day headlined by Blink at Bluesfest just once!

    I really think there is an audience for it that they have not tapped into historically.
     
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    Fenix Rises 2026 Alfie forever!

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    Seconded. Someone dust off gob.
     
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    Add Tedeschi Trucks band as a near lock.
     
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    Foo Fighters would be awesome. Eminem would probably have the biggest Bluesfest crowd ever.

    I would normally disagree, as Blink sounds terrible live, but I’d check it out with the new lead singer.
     
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    Anyone going to see Avenged Sevenfold on the 21st?
     
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    I'm sure Bluesfest doesn't book those pop-punk/early 2000's bands because they are all at Rockfest like a week before haha!
    I am really hoping that is where Foos are going to be, I skipped Toronto because I figured there would be a good chance that they play Montebello! Tickets were $99.00, can't wait.

    I also was looking up other acts that I would like to see, there are a tonne playing Ottawa, There is a great line up of all different kinds of music booked so far, I included JT as its a big name close by, I am sure there are more but the rest is just Ottawa-Gatineau!

    Timberlake on tour, sales next week. MTL-T.O
    Bon Jovi announced today, sals on next week.
    George Thorogood
    Black Tiger Sex Machine
    Tim Hicks
    A7X/breaking ben/BFMV
    Big Wreck
    Theory of a Deadman
    Bobby Bazini
    Comfortably Numb_Pink Floyd Tribute
    Brett Kissel
    Hedley
    Alan Doyle(of great big sea)
    Randy bachman
    Dashboard Confessional
    OLP-Matt Good
    Santana
    Ray Bonneville
    Tom Cochrane
    Judas Priest
    Johnny Reid/Glass Tiger
    Nelly
    Rod Stewart
    Lights
    Protest the Hero
    Video Games Live
    Classic Albums Live
    I am King, MJ show
    Arythmetics
    2 Cellos

    I mean there are a lot, if you have spotify, check out the bands, you can see their top played songs(most popular) and decide if its someone you might want to see!

    Going to be a good year.
     
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    Surprised no one has brought up the Dave Matthews Band announcement. Quite the departure for Bluesfest. Announcing a single artist in January, obviously because the Toronto show was being announced and they didn’t want to miss out on the ticket sales.

    I’m not a fan but this will be a huge draw and could be the sign of things to come. Some of these big 90’s bands are probably asking for less $$$ money now than they used to and may be much easier to get.
     
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    Bluesfest sent out an email to subscribers today saying that the lineup announcement would come next week. Anyone heard any more rumours about who could come or have any ideas?
     
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    Foo Fighters, Beck, and Bryan Adams are among the headliners this year. Awesome
     
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    Sturgill Simpson, the War on Drugs, and Courtney Barnett are all can't miss for me.
     
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    FolignoQuantumLeap Its a trap

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    Word. I'll add in St Paul and the Broken bones. I hope they all play on the same day as Beck so I only need to buy one ticket.

    Its actually really awesome that Sturgill is first on the call sheet for all country music acts for this festival. Usually there's so much cuntry trash at this festival.
     
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    Great Van Fleet. Holy cow
     
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    You're talking about Riot Fest my friend, at least thats the closest you're gonna get, and it has a massive amounts of people that go. I have been 4 of the last 5 years!

    Riot Fest Chicago | Lineup
     
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    Is this confirmed? I see it is....looks like im going to bluesfest this year!
     
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    Zorf Apparently I'm entitled?

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    GUYS!! GALS!!! EVERYONE!!!!


    Shaggy is coming to Bluesfest! SHAGGY!!!
     
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    Event coordinator meeting:

    "Who the hell invited Shaggy to Bluesfest!?"

    "It wasn't me"
     
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    "but i saw you sign the contract"
     
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    "It wasn't me"
     
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    Zorf Apparently I'm entitled?

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    Event Coordinator caught me red handed
    Signing Shaggy's contract while watching Jersey Shore.

    Picture this, we were both giggling like idiots
    As we kicked Eugene Melnyk out the door.

    How could I forget that I had given her all the contracts to see?
    All the time she was standing there she was laughing so hard that she had to pee.






    Also, Hansen is coming too! MMMMMMBOP!

    This is a glorious day.
     
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    Foo Fighters and Greta van fleet on the same day will be a fun show. I'll go for that day.
     
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    Foo Fighters!!! Unreal! So pumped!
     
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    pzeeman OK, now it's hopeless

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    OK, So I'd like to see the Foos, but I'm not interested in getting some sort of extended pass. How much are day passes, and when do they go on sale? The website seems to be pretty coy.
     
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    FolignoQuantumLeap Its a trap

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    Friday is when tickets go on sale. Full festival pass this year is $209 for the early bird price so I'd guess the single day passes for the food will be somewhere around $70.
     
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