Updated: RBC Bluesfest Drive-In Brings the Music Festival Back for Summer 2020

Just when you thought there was no festival season in the capital… a group of festival planners have come through to make those summer concerts a possibility! RBC Bluesfest and the National Arts Centre’s #CanadaPerforms initiative collaborated to create a socially distant music festival fit for 2020: RBC Bluesfest Drive-In 

The festival will take place over the course of two weekends on July 31st, August 1st and 7th to 9th at Place des Festivals – Zibi in Gatineau.   

The lineup: 

You can support some of your favourite Canadian and Indigenous artists! Check out the lineup here: 

  • July 31 – Marie-Mai, Donovan Woods and The Opposition, Neon Dreams, Terra Lightfoot, Julian Taylor, Kellylee Evans 
  • August 1 – Sam Roberts Band, Shad, Haviah Mighty, LeFLOFRANCO, Nambi, Bboyizm 
  • August 7 – Patrick Watson, Basia Bulat, Zaki Ibrahim, Asuquomo, Silla and Rise, Geneviève et Alain 
  • August 8 – Tim Hicks, Kira Isabella, Chris Labelle, Lyle Odjick & The Northern Steam, Amanda Rheaume 
  • August 9 – Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine, BLAKDENIM, Eli Rose, Marie-Clo & Moscow Apartment

How it works:

Instead of attending on foot, the festival is designed as a drive-in style. Simply drive into Place des Festivals – Zibi and park and enjoy the show in your car. The festival will be broadcast through a radio signal as well.  


Vehicle tickets are $75 plus tax for general admission and $125 for the Nissan VIP section. The festival grounds have a limit of 500 parking spots.

You can get your tickets here 

Learn more about RBC Bluesfest Drive-In here.

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