Bluesfest 2007 Lineup Released

This year's Bluesfest (July 5-15) lineup was released today, and at a glance, its heavy-hitters include:

  • Bob Dylan
  • The White Stripes
  • Kanye West
  • Cat Power
  • Final Fantasy
  • Built To Spill (thanks, Kevin)

Also, Bluesfest regulars Blue Rodeo, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Elmer Ferrer, and Xavier Rudd will all be taking part again this year.

Some other neat names on the bill which dial613 noticed scanning through the 4 stages include Manu Chao, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Kid Koala, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, The Steve Miller Band, and nationals SunParlour Players and Tokyo Police Club.
Constantly-touring Canadians Joel Plaskett, Hawksley Workman, and Jon-Rae & The River will also be performing.

And local content seems higher this year (so thinks dial613's foggy memory): Jetplanes Of Abraham, Hilotrons, Jim Bryson, Sarah Hallman, and The Empiricals are among the 25 hometown acts to be featured over the 10 days.

dial613 will again be putting together a guide to the festival, so keep coming back every day between now and July 4 to see when it shows up.

But hey, what's with the name? "Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes Bluesfest"? dial613 don't get it; anybody care to take a stab (har-har)?

What name on the bill catches your eye/makes you salivate the most?
Is the line-up worth the $145 wristband to you?

-->The White Stripes - My Doorbell


Jonathan Migneault said...

It's all about volunteering!

That's what I did last year. I ended up going eight out of ten days for free.

Unknown said...

built to spill and cat power!

mendel said...

Holy cow! That makes up for the neutered Tulip Festival. Also awesome: George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars!

(And a "They're still touring?" goes to both INXS and Edie Brickell & New Bohemians -- although I've regretted not seeing Edie the first time around so I'm looking forward to that one too.)

Anonymous said...

So many bands I want to see...Final Fantasy, The White Stripes, Kanye (?!), and it's cool to see Relief Maps on the same stage and same night as Final Fantasy and In-Flight Safety!

Anonymous said...

Final Fantasy, mostly because I couldn't get a ride out to wakefeild last week.
Also peeing myself over Cat Power and Xavier Rudd.

Calum Marsh said...


Anonymous said...

I guess you all missed the banging head on the piano cat power show @ the black sheep a few years back, I think Bluesfest somehow managed to come up with its lamest lineup to date, the local bands are great, but most of the other acts make me think it's more of a washed-up-past-their-prime-fest.

Elan said...

Since your blog is called dial613 I suggest you live up to your name and also post Kingston shows for the summer.

Can't wait to see the White Stripes!


Anonymous said...

What happened to Joel Plaskett? He was listed on the Bluesfest site and now he's not?