The Bluesfest lineup is now available online


The EDM lineup includes Skrillex along with the Full Flex Express on July 14th (Was only expecting Skrillex), Tommy Trash, Adventure Club, Zeds Dead, Baauer, and A Tribe Called Red.

One observation: I wish Skrillex's name was higher on the marquee list considering he was the biggest draw for Bluesfest 2012. 

Tickets will go on sale tomorrow at 10:00 am.

Bluesfest slated to be EDM-light this year?

From Ottawa Magazine:

"Bluesfest organizers have announced that B.B. King will close the festival on July 14 and that the music festival will return to its original focus — y ’know blues music — for a large portion of this year’s programming."


" rules have been put in place for the other ills of festival going, meaning you will still have to put up with:
...."-Too many young people"

Don't worry, a Blues heavy lineup will take care of those "ills" in an instant.

"The Lessons from Last Year
EDM, or electronic dance music, is best in low doses at open-air festivals...Make sure your light fixtures are screwed in tightly if Skrillex comes back."

Judging from this article I have become a lot less excited about this year's potential Bluesfest lineup. But if they re-book Skrillex and Paul Oakenfold (if he promises to play Trance the whole time), I'd be more than happy to give them my hard-earned dollars for tickets.

(Source: Ottawa Magazine)