bluesfest 2017

Posted 8 Mar 2017 @ 10:39am

Just when you think it can't get any bigger, Bluesfest goes and adds some more stellar acts to their 2017 lineup. 


Legendary rapper Nas will be taking to the stage alongside New Orleans brass band The Soul Rebels in an Australian exclusive - meaning we've got no hope of a Melbourne sideshow. 


Elsewhere, Australian country legend Kasey Chambers will be heading to...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 10:34am

Bluesfest continues to grow, with the addition of some first-class talent. 


Leading the charge comes legendary Australian songwriter Neil Finn, who will take the stage with his band to close out the festival in a career-spanning set. 


Also getting in on the action are Vintage Trouble, JET's Nic Cester, Playing For Change, Ellis Hall, Vasti Jackson, REMI, The...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 9:12am

Bluesfest just got a little bigger, thanks to the addition of Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefers. 


In a massive announcement, Bluesfest has revealed that Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefers will be joining the bill.
Famous for hits such as Cheeseburger in Paradise, Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes and the classic Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffett and The...

Posted 2 Dec 2016 @ 10:29am

Neil Young has cancelled his headline appearance at Bluesfest. 


This comes as a disappointment to Bluesfest punters, who were looking forward to the legendary artist's set.
Bluesfest is currently working on securing a new headliner, and are expected to announce a replacement act shortly.
Young was slated to perform a...

Posted 16 Nov 2016 @ 10:43am

Bluesfest has added even more artists to its ever-expanding 2017 lineup. 


Visiting Australia for the first time, Miles Electric Band will be bringing their ten-piece jazz chops to the stage, presenting cuts from the seminal Miles Davis albums Bitches Brew, Jack Johnson and On the Corner. 
They'll be joined by Nahko and Medicine for the People, Rhiannon Giddens,...

Posted 8 Nov 2016 @ 10:47am

Bluesfest have added even more acts to their ever-growing lineup. 


English ska icons Madness lead the charge, alongside all-star concert experience Miles Electric Band who are coming to Australia for the first time. 


Elsewhere, Pati Smith and her band will take to the stage once more for an acoustic set and Billy Bragg and Joe Henry will join forces for a set of...

Posted 24 Oct 2016 @ 1:33pm

The hits keep on coming, with Bluesfest lifting the lid off their next round of sideshows. 


For the fourth round release Corinne Bailey Rae, Nikki Hill, Gallant and Turin Brakes have all been confirmed, and most are doing Melbourne sideshows to boot.
Turin Brakes cruise into Northcote Social Club on Thursday April 13, while Gallant hits up The Corner on Monday...

Posted 17 Oct 2016 @ 11:15am

Some of Bluesfest's most highly anticipated acts have locked in Melbourne sideshows.


St Paul and the Broken Bones will be bringing their '60s-inspired soul to 170 Russell on Thursday April 20, drawing from influences including Sly Stone, David Bowie and Prince.  
Aussie favourite Trombone Shorty will return to the stage with his band, Orleans Avenue. He'll be...

Posted 9 Oct 2016 @ 9:30am

In their fourth major announcement, the legendary Barry Gibb will take to the Bluesfest stage making a welcome return to Australian shores. 


As a key member of the Bee Gees, Gibb is responsible for penning hits including To Love Somebody, How Deep Is Your Love, Stayin' Alive, and Tragedy. 

Gibb will be joining the likes of Neil Young, Santana, Zac Brown Band,...

Posted 5 Oct 2016 @ 9:13am

The legendary Neil Young will take to the Bluesfest stage, in their biggest announcement for next year's event yet. 


Neil Young and the Promise of the Real will be heading to Byron for a marathon three-hour set. Young and his band will be joining the likes of already announced big names including Santana, Zac Brown Band, Patti Smith, Mary J. Blige, Buddy Guy, The Doobie...


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