Byron Bay's Bluesfest 2022 lineup has announced another eight artists to its 2022 roster, bringing the total list to a whopping 82 names.
Amy Shark, Casey Barnes, Stan Walker, Kevin Borich Express, Lachy Doley & The Horns of Conviction, Lisa Hunt’s Forever Soul, Geoff Achison & The Souldiggers and Hat Fitz & Cara all join the 2022 Bluesfest lineup.
The festival is still promising more names set to join this Thursday, with 82 artists set to play 130 total shows over the festival period from April 14 – 18, 2022.
What you need to know
- The Bluesfest 2022 lineup has another eight names on board
- Amy Shark headlines the new artists, with more to come this Thursday
- The festival has 82 artists and counting, with 130 shows
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Eight-time ARIA Award winner Amy Shark joins the lineup after her latest album, ‘Cry Forever’, saw her teaming up with blink-182’s Travis Barker, and co-writing with Ed Sheeran on a Keith Urban duet.
Casey Barnes comes on board after his latest country single ‘Come Turn Me On’ awarded him his fourth consecutive single within the last 8 months to hit #1 on both the Global Country Music Network Charts.
While Australian Idol winner Stan Walker, Bluesfest veterans Kevin Borich, Hat Fitz and Cara, and Geoff Achison and the Souldiggers, keyboard wizzard Lachy Doley, and Lisa Hunt all bring significant additional blues and roots credentials.
“I grew up in Byron, a wonderful heaven on earth. Every year mum and dad would go to Bluesfest. We love soul and blues. First year I went I was gob-smacked; this was musical heaven on earth,” Walker said.
“Mum poked me and said: “Son – forget Billboard – forget Grammy’s – I will know you have made it as an artist when you are on the Bluesfest stage”. Dream big right, I knew that as a boy from the wrong end of town that was unlikely. Well Mum you are my plus one for April 15th.”
Six60, Hoodoo Gurus, Baker Boy, Renee Geyer, Sam Teskey, Kara Grainger and Jeff Martin playing Led Zeppelin were all added in late September, while the Bluesfest lineup also includes:
Full Bluesfest 2022 Lineup
The Teskey Brothers
Fat Freddy’s Drop
The Living End
Ross Wilson and The Peaceniks
Tex Perkins The Man In Black
Weddings Parties Anything
The Black Sorrows
Vika & Linda
Mark Seymour & The Undertow
Josh Teskey & Ash Grunwald
All Our Exes Live In Texas
Melbourne Ska Orchestra
Fiona Boyes & The Fortune Tellers
Pacey, King & Doley
Mama Kin Spender
Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission
Round Mountain Girls
Jeff Martin (Tea Party) playing Led Zeppelin
Kevin Borich Express
Lachy Doley & The Horns of Conviction
Lisa Hunt’s Forever Soul
Geoff Achison & The Souldiggers
Hat Fitz & Cara
Check out full bios on every Bluesfest artist on the festival website here.