There will be plenty of Apple Bottom Jeans roaming around Bluesfest Windsor this year. As if the previously announced Bluesfest lineup wasn’t enough to get the party started, the festival announced a couple of its two Friday headliners this morning. American rapper/singer Flo Rida will be whistling tunes of boots and fur with SonReal on Friday, July 10 at Festival Plaza in Windsor and Loud Luxury will be one of the acts for Friday, July 17.
Flo Rida joins an already impressive lineup of rock, r&b and blues artists including TLC, Jenny from Ace of Base, The Trews, Billy Raffoul and family, the Saints and Sinner Tour with Big Wreck, Headstones, Moist and The Tea Party, as well as blues artists Cash Box Kings, Carolyn Wonderland and others.
Over the last several years, Flo Rida has pulled off a pretty neat trick. Not only has the Florida-born rapper become a chart fixture thanks to the blockbuster singles “Low (feat. T-Pain),” “Right Round,” “Club Can’t Handle Me,” and his most recent chart-topping hits, “Good Feeling” and “Wild Ones (feat. Sia),” he’s also broken-down barriers by uniting millions of fans of pop, hip-hop, and club music around the world and establishing himself as an international, genre-busting superstar in the process. Flo Rida brings his experiences traveling the globe to his fourth album, Wild Ones.
Award-winning Canadian hip hop artist known for his free online albums and mixtapes The Stroll, One Long Day, and For the Town. He went on to be nominated for Juno Awards in 2013, 2015 ad 2019.
It’s been an amazing ride for university friends Andrew Fedyk and Joe De Pace, better known as London output Loud Luxury. With their now worldwide smash hit “Body” (feat. Brando), the boys, who now call Los Angeles home, are certified Diamond in Canada and platinum in a range of other countries, held the #1 spot in the U.S. Mediabase Dance Airplay chart for two weeks, charted in the Top 40 of U.S. Pop radio and the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart (#4) and accumulated hundreds of millions of plays across the most popular streaming services. Its follow-up single, “Love No More” (with anders), garnered 12 million streams on Spotify alone in its first month and currently sits at an impressive 120 million plays on the streaming platform, while last summer’s “I’m Not Alright” (with Bryce Vine) adds to the tally with over 45 million streams. Earlier this year, the duo scooped up three 2020 JUNO Award nominations for ‘Dance Recording Of The Year’, ‘Fan Choice Award’ and ‘Group Of The Year’, following four nominations (including one win) in 2019 as well as iHeart Music Awards nominations for ‘Dance Song Of The Year’ and ‘Dance Artist Of The Year’.
Presale tickets at a 10% discount are on sale now for all fans who signed up for the Bluesfest Windsor newsletter earlier. Fans will have until Friday (March 6) at 9pm to order tickets with the discount. The public onsale begins immediately at 9am Friday.
Depending on the day, single passes for one-night start at $40, three- and six-day weekend passes come in at $125 and $250, with VIP passes starting at $100, three- and six-day VIP at $300 and $500. There’s also a new Ultra 6-Day pass for the entire festival that gets fans hanging out with the performers in a protected and isolated area, priced at $750. Visit www.bluesfestwindsor.com for more.