This afternoon my twitter lit up when Ryan King (@lowpass) tweeted me some really really interesting rumours that Tiesto, MSTRKRFT and Skrillex will be announced as one of the 200 musician lineup at this year's Bluesfest! Ryan pointed me to this page which clearly shows future dates for Skrillex' upcoming 'Full Flex Express' tour. So I'm quite confident that Skrillex will be announced for a July 14th timeslot.
Tiesto will be in Montreal in early June for the Grand Prix and Milwaukee for Summerfest on July 3rd so he will definitely be around North America when Bluesfest arrives. Last year he appeared as one of the headliner's for the Escapade Music Festival for Canada Day so hopefully his rumoured announcement for Bluesfest might spark the beginning of a yearly pilgrimage to the Nation's Capital. The possibility of MSTRKRFT, the Canadian EDM group from Toronto, being booked would not surprise me in the least.
And finally Paul Oakenfold, who will also be at Summerfest and is the original Bluesfest EDM rumour, will almost certainly be confirmed for July 4th. You can read about my excitement of this booking in this post.
DNA Presents announced that they took part in helping to book EDM acts for this year's Bluesfest so the possibility of local DJs Ariyan, Mister Parker, and DJ Emm (all of whom have been booked by DNA to warm up bigger acts at Barrymore's in the past few months) to appear at the festival is high.
To end this article I will take a shot at one last speculative name that I would love to see at Bluesfest: Zedd. Like Tiesto and Oakenfold he will also be appearing at Summerfest but he will also be in the New York state area for a gig on July 12th. Zedd is someone that is taking the Electro music scene by storm so I'd be hyped to see him live this summer.
Just in: Anonymous source informed me that Atrak and Datsik will also be added to the lineup.
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