Just as Impressive: Bluesfest’s Indie Lineup

July 3, 2013 10:57 am

Yukon Blonde is one of the many indie acts that will be at this year’s Bluesfest

There’s only one time of year in Ottawa when you can get some of the most eclectic and impressive names in indie music in one place. This year, the RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest is bringing together internationally renowned and up-and-coming acts in one place for your listening pleasure.

bluesfestindieThere’s no doubt the festival places the spotlight on Canadian artists, with a long list of former or current Polaris Prize nominees lined up to grace the many stages outside of LeBreton Flats. Over the course of the 10 days, you can enjoy the folk and acoustic melodies of Hannah Georgas, Bahamas and Old Man Luedecke, opt for the hook-heavy arrangements of Yukon Blonde and Mother Mother or try something different with the unique electronic sounds of A Tribe Called Red and Diamond Rings.

There’s also an impressive selection for the long-time indie music fan. Indulge in the newer tunes and older classics of indie-pop staples Camera Obscura, Belle & Sebastian, She & Him, and Tegan and Sara. With their melodious vocals and well-schooled onstage presences, these bands rarely disappoint.

Don’t let the big acts like The Black Keys, Wu-Tang Clan and Fun. be your only motivation to check out Bluesfest – the lesser known but equally impressive indie acts undoubtedly know how to put on a good show.

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