RBC Bluesfest Help Centre

Fee Breakdown

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All purchases are subject to Harmonized Sales Tax - 13% provincial and federal goods and services tax.

Facility Operations Fee

This covers items such as website development, maintenance, and support, merchant processing fees, customer support staffing and resources, gates architecture, networking, equipment, and staffing at the festival.

We Do Good Things

Festival House is Bluesfest’s year-round home, where we do so much more than plan each year’s festival. Here, the Bluesfest School of Music & Art, Blues in the Schools and Be In The Band programs allow students of all ages to discover and explore a lifelong relationship with the arts.

Profits generated from the festival go toward sustaining these community programs. Thank you for helping us do good things! Please take a minute to check out our awesome website.


Turns out mailboxes aren’t just for bills! Local Ottawa youth will lovingly label, package, and mail or courier your tickets this spring. Tickets are mailed on a rolling basis from May-June each year.

Outlet Surcharge

Outlet prices will include a $2 fee, which is applied to each ticket.