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Bluesfest 30th anniversary in 2019

THE BLUESFEST 2019 FIRST ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT

*Exclusive* JACK JOHNSON *Exclusive*

*Exclusive* BEN HARPER & THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS *Exclusive*

RAY LAMONTAGNE

*FINAL SHOWS* GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC *FINAL SHOWS*

SNARKY PUPPY

KASEY CHAMBERS

*Exclusive* ST PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES   *Exclusive*

NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE

TOMMY EMMANUEL     •          COLIN HAY

ARLO GUTHRIE        •     KEB’ MO’

TEX PERKINS           •      ALLEN STONE

RICHARD CLAPTON        •        RUSSELL MORRIS

KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS

VINTAGE TROUBLE         •          THE BLACK SORROWS
THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS

TREVOR HALL

I’M WITH HER                •      LARKIN POE

IRISH MYTHEN               •          ELEPHANT SESSIONS

GREENSKY BLUEGRASS

ROCKWIZ LIVE

 

There’s only one way to kick off our 30th anniversary celebrations – and that’s with a kick-ass first artist announcement. So here we go:  legends, returning favourites, Bluesfest newbies… and some extra special exclusive performances, there’s something for everyone … and this is just the start.

Leading our first announcement: an *Exclusive* Bluesfest ONLY show by Hawaiian singer-songwriter Jack Johnson, Bluesfest’s prodigal son. Jack Johnson is making a long-awaited return to Bluesfest; having first played in 2001 – and most recently at our 25th birthday bash back in 2014.

There’ll also be *Exclusive* Bluesfest-only shows from Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and St. Paul & The Broken Bones.

Ray Lamontagne, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Greensky Bluegrass and the folk supergroup I’m With Her are Bluesfest newbies – while Bluesfest favourite Kasey Chambers will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of her ground-breaking album ‘The Captain’, with a very special first-time performance of her debut album, track by track, alongside a celebration of songs from the Kasey Chambers greatest hits songbook.

Kasey heads up a strong Australian contingent in this announcement including Bluesfest favesColin Hay, Tommy Emmanuel, Russell Morris, Richard Clapton, Tex Perkins and The Black Sorrows all returning to help with the celebrations.  Other returnees and total crowd pleasers and favourites, Keb’ Mo’, Vintage Trouble, Snarky Puppy, Elephant Sessions, Irish Mythen and The California Honeydrops will all be back and so will the powerful and conscious Nahko and Medicine For The People and Trevor Hall.

A note of poignancy this year. George Clinton will retire from live performance in May 2019 so this is the VERY LAST TIME the “awe-funk-some” groove of GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC will play Bluesfest. 

And this is just the tip of the iceberg! Well… OK…  it’s a sizeable tip… but there’s so many more artists to be announced.

And, finally, it’s a joy to welcome back… ROCKWIZ LIVE. It’s been 5 years, but the rock n roll quiz is as hilarious as ever and Brian Nankervis, Julia Zemiro and the Rockwiz Orkestra will bring their mayhem of mirth to the Jambalaya stage on Easter Saturday and Sunday. Who knows who they will bring and who they will entice on to their stage this year. The only way to find out is, of course, to be front and centre!!!
Music lovers from across Australia will visit the beautiful Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just outside Byron Bay over the Easter long weekend (Thursday 18th April to Monday 22nd of April 2019) for the 30th Annual Bluesfest. During the Festival they will enjoy up to 12 hours of music each day on multiple stages, incredible food and market stalls and on-site camping in a range of accommodation options.

With tickets selling faster than at any other time in Bluesfest history we are heading for a bumper celebration and sell-out next Easter.

Festival and Camping tickets are now on sale through bluesfest.com.au or by phoning the Bluesfest office on 02 6639 9800

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Update as at 10 October 2018

19 Artists Added for Bluesfest’s 30th Anniversary Celebration

With 189 days to go until we swing open the gates to the beautiful Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm just outside Byron Bay, we have our second artist announcement for our 30th Anniversary Celebration, taking place over the Easter long weekend (Thursday 18th April to Monday 22nd April 2019). Bluesfest has captured the hearts of music lovers at home and abroad and we can as always, expect some of the best musical acts in the world to touch down on Australian soil for what will definitely be, one to remember!

Joining Jack Johnson (exclusive), Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals (exclusive), Ray LaMontagne and George Clinton in Byron Bay this Easter will be:

Paul Kelly

Hozier • David Gray

Julia Stone • Gary Clark Jr.

Mavis Staples (exclusive)

Flogging Molly

Meshell Ndegeocello • Ruthie Foster (exclusive)

Shakey Graves • Anderson East (exclusive)

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Samantha Fish (exclusive) • The War And Treaty (exclusive)

Mojo Juju • Caiti Baker

Deva Mahal (exclusive) • Melody Angel

Hussy Hicks

With many more artists to be announced in the coming weeks & months…

The 2019 playing schedule so far is available on bluesfest.com.au with many more artists to come.

Tickets are now on sale through bluesfest.com.au

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Update as at 15 January 2019

With just over 90 days to go until the gates of Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm swing open for Bluesfest 2019, we are proud to announce the following artists will be joining the 30th Anniversary Celebration:

TASH SULTANA

SIX60

OCEAN ALLEY

AMARU TRIBE

Bluesfest 2019, the line-up so far:

Jack Johnson – Iggy Pop – Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals – Paul Kelly

The Saboteurs (Jack White, Brendan Benson, Patrick Keeler, Jack Lawrence)

Hozier – David Gray – Ray La Montagne

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul

Norah Jones – Julia Stone – Tash Sultana

Mavis Staples – Gary Clark Jr. – Kasey Chambers

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic

Tommy Emmanuel – Snarky Puppy – SIX60

Meshell Ndegeocello – Colin Hay – Imelda May

Kurt Vile and the Violators – Keb’ Mo’

Allen Stone – St. Paul and The Broken Bones

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Ocean Alley

Archie Roach – Shakey Graves – Arlo Guthrie

Nahko and Medicine for the People – Tex Perkins

I’m With Her – Ruthie Foster – Richard Clapton

Russell Morris – Flogging Molly – Backsliders

The Marcus King Band – Fantastic Negrito – Samantha Fish

The War and Treaty – Deva Mahal – Larkin Poe

The Black Sorrows – Vintage Trouble – Pierce Brothers

Mojo Juju – Trevor Hall – Irish Mythen – Anderson East

Melody Angel – Hussy Hicks – Thando

The California Honeydrops – Elephant Sessions

Caiti Baker – Little Georgia

Benny Walker – Dallas Woods – Amaru Tribe

RockWiz Live

The 2019 playing schedule so far is available on bluesfest.com.au with many more to come.

Tickets are now on sale through bluesfest.com.au






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