Ottawa Bluesfest 2016: Red Hot Chili Peppers and Duran Duran

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The annual (and oddly named) Ottawa Bluesfest will see Red Hot Chili Peppers, Brad Paisley, Duran and Duran, The Lumineers, and Billy Idol as headliners for this year’s fest. Taking place from July 7-17 at LeBreton Flats Park, this is one of Canada’s largest fests of the year. Festival tickets will run $189 for a full pass and can be picked up later on in the week on the official website.

Here’s the current daily schedule below. There will most likely be a few more headliners added in the next couple weeks.

July 7
Billy Idol, Joe Jackson, Schoolboy Q, The Head and the Heart, Peter Bjorn and John, Son Little, Boy & Bear, David Gogo, Tyler Kealey, Suits ‘N Toques

July 8
Noel Gallagher & High Flying Birds, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, The Tallest Man on Earth, Tal Wilkenfeld, Pandaleon, Fire Antlers, Harrison Sweet Taste Kennedy

July 9
The Lumineers, the Cult, Earl Sweatshirt, the London Souls, Brandi Carlile, Archer, Jeff Ross (comedy), Jill Zmud, Amanda Rheaume

July 10
John Fogerty, Thomas Rhett, Madeon, Debauche, Yukon Blonde, Archer, Wild Child, San Fermin, Jimmy Tri-Tone Band, Gingkoa, Grand River Ramblers, Steamers

July 13
Brad Paisley, Alessia Cara, The Decemberists, Half Moon Run, XXYYXX, Pierre Kwenders, Craig Cardiff, Tribute to Jack Bruce, Carlo

July 14
Sam Hunt, Awolnation, the Monkees, Pup, Freddie Gibbs, Lindsey Stirling, Jesse Greene Band, Paul Deslauriers Band, Cashtro Crosby and DJ Mes

July 15
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Zeds Dead, Lindsay Ferguson, Training Season, Jack De Keyzer, Chocolate Hot Pockets

July 16
Duran Duran, Future, Wolf Parade, Nelly, DZ Deathrays, Holy F—, Cashmere Cat, the Paper Kites, Paul James, Pith and the Parenchymas, the Wicked Mercy, Brothers Dube, Danny Albert, Just Poets

July 17
City and Colour, Bryan Ferry, Amos the Transparent, Bombino, Brock Zeman, Barry and the Blasters, Monday I Retire.

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