The much-anticipated list music lovers have been waiting for has been released. Bluesfest 2012 will include Grammy award winners Lauryn Hill, Norah Jones, John Mellencamp and Seal.

The festival which attracts tens of thousands annually will also feature performances by music heavy-hitter Nickelback, radio and dance sensation LMFAO, and hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg.

Several Canadian music royals have not been left out of the mix. Fans can expect to be entertained by Canada's own Blue Rodeo, Downchild Blues Band, Alan Doyle, Metric, The Sheepdogs and Our Lady Peace.

In addition to this, Bluesfest is keeping pace with the popular trend of a budding DJ culture. Tiesto, voted "The Greatest DJ of All Time" by Mixmag magazine, will join A-Trak and Paul Oakenfold as high-profile disc jockeys joining the lineup.

While the schedule has yet to be released, music fans should also keep an eye out for:

  • Billy Bragg
  • David Gray
  • City and Colour
  • Iron Maiden
  • Alice Cooper
  • Chromeo
  • Derek Trucks/Susan Tedeschi Band
  • Thievery Corporation
  • 10cc
  • The Weeknd

Organizers say this year's Bluesfest theme is "Electro-fied!"

With a report from CTV Ottawa's Catherine Lathem