Ottawa's RBC Bluesfest July 2018 official lineup: Foo Fighters, Bryan Adams, and more!

RBC Bluesfest announced their 2018 music festival lineup on Tuesday! Dave Matthews Band, Foo Fighters, Shawn Mendes, Bryan Adams, Passenger, and more will be coming to Ottawa this summer.

We can’t help but be exhilarated that this July 5th – 15th, all of us in Ottawa will be singing together to anthems such as Learn to Fly and Summer of ’69. We can picture it now.

Watch video: 1000 musicians play Learn to Fly by Foo Fighters to convince Dave Grohl to play in Cesena, Italy. 

RBC Bluesfest has been an Ottawa favourite since it’s inception in 1994. While the name suggests that the performances will cater to a blues audience, musical acts have been known to range from rock, pop, EDM, country, and more.

Check out the full list of performers for Ottawa’s biggest music festival!

A few of the 2018 Bluesfest main acts

Foo Fighters – July 10th, 2018
Dave Matthews Band – July 11th, 2018
Shawn Mendes – July 7th, 2017
Bryan Adams – July 5th, 2018
Beck – July 13th, 2018
Zeds Dead – July 13th, 2018
Passenger – July 5th, 2018
Brett Eldridge – July 8th, 2018
The Strumbellas – July 8th, 2018
Three Days Grace – July 15th, 2018
Rise Against – July 15th, 2018
Machine Gun Kelly – July 10th, 2018
Jethro Tull – July 6th, 2018
Colin James – July 14th
Lighthouse – July 12th, 2018
Hanson – July 6th, 2018
Ghost face Killah – July 13th, 2018

See the full lineup, and purchase your tickets at

Ticket prices

A full festival pass at the tier 1 price is $209, tier 2 is $229, and the regular full festival pass price is $249. However, if you’re 24 and under, check out the reduced rates here.

Looking back

In the summer of 2017, RBC Bluesfest was graced by performances from Tom Petty, P!NK, Flume, 50 Cent, Tegan and Sara, and so on. In 2016, RBC Bluesfest brought talent such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Duran Duran, the Lumineers, Brad Paisley, City and Colour, Billy Idol, Nelly, and more.

Reminiscing past years of RBC Bluesfest

2017 performances 


2016 performances

Pre-sale tickets will be available on Thursday, February 15th at 10 am at 

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