Ottawa Bluesfest 2017

Advertising & Kiosks

RBC Bluesfest, running from July 6 to 16, 2017, is one of Canada’s biggest outdoor music festivals and is acclaimed as one of the most important music events in North America. Billboard magazine calls Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest one of the top ten music festivals in the world.

Live Screen Advertising Opportunities

Advertising on site of the RBC Bluesfest helps your business cost-effectively reach your customers and prospects. The festival features world-famous performers each day, totaling over 200 performances each year. Last year, more than 300,000 attentive fans attended the event, maximizing your message’s impact and visibility.
Your fifteen-second live video (no audio) spots will be aired throughout the festival on six jumbo screens located at four major stages. Advertisers are guaranteed 150 jumbo screen views for the festival.

Rate card:

10 days
4 days (July 6 – July 9)
6 days (July 11 – July 16)
JUMBO stages screens $7,500 $3,500 $5,000


Deadline to book: June 12, 2017

Activation Spaces

Displaying and sampling your offering on-site at RBC Bluesfest increases public awareness and enhances your brand profile. Create an interactive experience, generate interest and gain exposure to a loyal audience and target your specific demographics.

Space Options:

10’w x 10’d $7,500 $500/day
20’w x 10’d  $10,000 $650/day
30’w x 10’d $12,500 $800/day


Space, Electrical Power and Working Passes are Included. Larger spaces may be available (Pricing upon request). Space Reservation Deadline: June 1, 2017
Access for a roaming team of 2 is available for $2,000/ 2 days ($500/additional day) including working passes.

Maximize Your Visibility

Book BOTH a Visibility combo AND a space and receive 20% off the total amount!

Daily Grid Schedule Advertising

Your message will be vibrant in a colourful 3” x 5” ad on 4,000 daily grids distributed on site, at the gates, the info booth, and VIP areas.
Rate card:

  • BEST VALUE! FULL Fest package (10 days) – 40,000 copies: $8,000
  • Early Fest – 4 days (July 6 – July 9) – 16,000 copies: $4,500
  • Late Fest – 6 days (July 11 – July 16) – 24,000 copies: $6,000

Daily rate: $1,200 – – Material Deadline: May 13, 2017

Contact Nathalie Laperriere