If any band knows how to put on a show and start a party, it’s without a doubt Down With Webster. They performed one of the most energetic and intense sets of Bluesfest 2012, and the crowd was just as wild. A great time was had by all during their performance that’s for sure!
Canadian indie rock band The Wooden Sky performed on the Claridge Stage on the evening of July 8th. They played to a huge crowd, and it was obvious that everyone enjoyed the show!
Monster Truck performed an early evening set on July 7th, opening for Alice Cooper and Iron Maiden. They may have performed outdoors on one of the hottest days of the Summer, but that didn’t stop them from playing a killer set! Awesome performance.
Ottawa was lucky to have Canadian band The Sheepdogs perform at Bluesfest for the second year in a row! This time they performed an evening set and headlined on July 12th alongside Sam Roberts. They played to a huge crowd and put on a great show!
Ottawa was honoured to have one of the biggest punk rock bands of our time, Bad Religion, headline the main stage on July 11th. They performed to an audience that was full of fans both old and new, and they definitly put on an incredible show. It was one to remember!
Sam Roberts headlined the Claridge Stage on the night of July 12th. The Canadian rock singer/songwriter blew the audience away and put on a stellar show. They played alongside The Sheepdogs who headlined the River Stage, and so the night quickly became one amazing night for Canadian rock music in Ottawa.
American indie rock band Airborne Toxic Event performed on the evening of July 11th, opening for Bad Religion. They performed a killer set, and were definitly well received by the audience! Ottawa absolutely enjoyed the group’s show.
I Mother Earth performed on the night of July 9th, opening for Shinedown and Nickelback. They played an incredible set and were one of my favourites to photograph during this festival, period!
Ottawa 4-piece band Sparrows performed on one of the main stages on the afternoon of July 7th, opening for Monster Truck, Alice Cooper and Iron Maiden.
Conor Oberst was welcomed by a huge crowd at Bluesfest this year. He played on a beautiful, sunny evening to an audience who was definitely not afraid to sing along.
Irish folk singer/songwriter James Vincent McMorrow blew the crowd away on the evening of July 8th. He played an incredible set, and was an absolute pleasure to listen to. James truly showed how important it was for him to offer a enjoyable performance to his listeners. We hope to see James return to Ottawa again soon.
Shinedown performed an intense set on the night of July 9th at Bluesfest, opening for Nickelback. Their performance was full of energy, Shinedown definitely knows how to put on a show!
While Dallas Green headlined the Ottawa Folk Festival last year, this year he graced us by headlining at Bluesfest. He performed to a huge crowd who was absolutely excited to hear him sing a variety of songs from his latest albums (and of course, sing along).