Jimmy Eat World performed on the first day of the festival and started the whole thing off with a bang!
This was an absolute treat for me as this is one band whom I have wanted to see perform for years, and I have to say that I was not disappointed in the least! The performed a variety of their hits from most of their albums so the audience definitely sang along from beginning to end. What a great way to end the night!
Ottawa-based band The Goodluck Assembly performed to a massive crowd on a beautiful afternoon at Bluesfest, opening for Mother Mother and RUSH. Brothers Bruce and Mike Libbos led the performance with a ton of energy and enthusiasm which was reciprocated back by the crowd who seemed very familiar with their music. This band has made a great name for themselves in Ottawa and we hope to see they perform again soon!
Without a doubt one of the sexiest rock sets I’ve ever shot – Grace led the band with so much raw energy and enthusiasm that it made for an incredible set! They performed some of their hits including “Paris” which was a treat for the whole crowd, and really got the audience into the show! One of my favourite sets at Bluesfest this season!
A massive crowd came out to see Marianas Trench on this late sunny afternoon and it was clear that the audience was more than familiar with their discography!
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.