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RBC Bluesfest 2013: Electronic Acts and Rapid-Quick Raps

RBC Bluesfest 2013: Electronic Acts and Rapid-Quick Raps

From Bob Dylan and the Black Keys to Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco, these are among the various musical artists who have performed for thousands of crazed Canadian fans at Ottawa’s Annual Bluesfest. An internationally praised event, RBC Bluesfest has been cited by Billboard Magazine as one of North America’s top-ten music festivals.

With Bluesfest organizers consistently providing Canadians with exceptional lineups that feature artists from every genre, it is no wonder why the event has received international recognition. The four stages and theatre host numerous artists and provide Canadian music-lovers with a holistically satisfying experience.   Steve Gerecke - Motley Crue

The multiple venues allows festival-goers to be musical chameleons – so much so that country fans can two-step to the easygoing tunes of the Zac Brown Band one evening and can transform into indie enthusiasts a few nights later as they jam out to the sensational beats of Fun.

Bluesfest organizers definitely delivered this year with the 2013 lineup. Among the many highly anticipated acts this summer are the groundbreaking audio-visual show of The Funk Hunters and YouTube rap sensation George Watsky.

The Funk Hunters, arguably one of Canada’s best electronic acts, will perform their high-energy DJ set this year, which has been featured at some of the world’s most popular music festivals and clubs.

Marc DesRosier -Skrillex

Watsky, a new California rap star who has attracted a lot of attention this year at Austin’s SxSW, will also be making an appearance. After going viral in January 2011, this young artist has already made his mark in the entertainment world. His growing popularity landed him an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and a slot on Last Call with Carson Daly.He has Steve Gerecke 2performed at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, the NAACP at the Kennedy Center in Washing on, DC, and has been featured in XXLBillboard Magazine and The New York Times Magazine. Be sure to check out his rapid-fire rap skills this year at the festival.

Keep an eye out at for more information on the artists performing at the 2013 Bluesfest.For more information about RBC Bluesfest or to purchase tickets, visit

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