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2017 RBC Bluesfest Lineup – the First Wave!

Posted on the 21 February 2017 by Hendrik Pape @soundcheckblg

It may have been a cool afternoon in February but social media started to heat up late in the day as the annual Bluesfest TAG 2017 RBC Bluesfest lineup reveal had begun.

First out of the gate was Atlanta based rapper Lil Yachty. Yachty first gained recognition in August 2015 for his singles "One Night" and "Minnesota" from his debut EP Summer Songs.

Lil Yachty was followed by the announcement, on Twitter this time, that Death From Above 1979 would return to the lineup for 2017. The popular Toronto duo was part of the lineup in 2016 but had to cancel their appearance when their touring partner abruptly cancelled their remaining dates.

Next up, also the first country artist to be announced, was the lovely and talented Madeline Merlo

The next few updates came via the Bluesfest TAG Facebook page leading off with Los Angeles based folk, soul, blues, pop duo Johnnyswim.

Following Johnnyswim was popular American rapper Fetty Wap.

Back over to Twitter and the next Tag Approved artist was Australian DJ Anna Lunoe

In our preview post we predicted that July Talk would all but certainly be part of this summer's lineup...well we were right!

Some local talent was up next in Ottawa based rapper Night Lovell

Another Canadian talent was announced next in Toronto's own Daniel Caesar

The final announcement by Bluesfest TAG for the night was 2017 Grammy winning DJ and producer Flume

The rest of the lineup is expected within the next few hours so stay tuned for all of the details!

Also announced this afternoon were that the $99 Youth Passes go on sale Thursday February 23 at 10am. Full details will be at www.ottawabluesfest.ca

2017 RBC Bluesfest Lineup – the first wave!

Field Service Tech by day, Live Music Nut by night! My family and I call the Thousand Islands region of Ontario home. I'm a blogger, social media geek, tech, and live music fanatic. I founded Sound Check Entertainment in 2010 to help promote festivals and emerging artists from across Canada and the world! I now act as festivals liaison, manage media relations and, of course, cover events in the National Capital region. I'm also a diehard Habs fan but Sens fans fear not; as long as they aren't playing against my Habs I cheer just as loud for the Sens.

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