Bluesfest 2016 draws Billy Idol, Future, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wolf Parade
2016 lineup also includes The Lumineers, City and Colour, Wolf Parade, The Cult, Duran Duran
The lineup for the annual Bluesfest summer music festival at LeBreton Flats includes dozens of acts, including rock, country, hip hop and actual blues.
Some of the headliners for this year's festival, which runs from July 7-17, were announced Tuesday:
- Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Duran Duran
- Brad Paisley
- Billy Idol
- Wolf Parade
- The Cult
- The Lumineers
Mark Monahan, the festival's executive and artistic director, will talk about this year's lineup on Ottawa Morning at 7:40 a.m. Listen live here.
The long list of performers also includes: City and Colour; Sam Hunt; Alessia Cara; The Decemberists; Joe Jackson; Schoolboy Q; Thomas Rhett; Awolnation; The Head and the Heart; Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds; Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals; Bryan Ferry; The Monkees; Brandi Carlile; John Fogerty; Half Moon Run; Earl Sweatshirt; Madeon; Cashmere Cat; Jeff Ross; Coeur de Pirate; Lindsey Stirling; XXYYXX; The Tallest Man on Earth; Zeds Dead' Freddie Gibbs; Peter Bjorn and John; Son Little; Holy F#ck; Amos the Transparent; Amanda Rheaume; Boy & Bear; Brock Zeman; Pup; Yukon Blonde; The Wicked Mercy; DZ Deathrays; San Fermin; The Paul DesLauriers Band; Debauche; Wild Child; The Peptides; Pierre Kwenders; Lindsay Ferguson; Bombino; Jill Zmud; Tal Wilkenfeld; Harrison 'Sweettaste' Kennedy; The London Souls; The Jimmy Tri-tone Band; Archer; Gingkoa; Pith and the Parenchymas; Tyler Kealey; David Gogo; Monday I Retire; The Paper Kites; Grand River Ramblers; The Jesse Greene Band; Craig Cardiff; Cashtro Crosby and DJ Mes; Paul James; Steamers; Jack de Keyzer; Brothers Dubé and Pandaléon.