Rock legends Patti Smith and Dave Matthews Band announced for Bluesfest 2020

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Rock legends Patti Smith and Dave Matthews Band announced for Bluesfest 2020

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Some incredible alumni are making their long-awaited return to Byron Bay.

Even though it wrapped up literally four months ago, Bluesfest is already sharing who’s going to be making appearances at its 31st event.

Headlining Bluesfest 2020 will be none other than US rockers Dave Matthews Band. This will be the band’s third appearance at Bluesfest, but don’t expect more of the same: DMB are known for shaking things up on the stage and no two songs are ever alike.

After three years, punk queen Patti Smith will be returning to Byron Bay. Her previous performance at Bluesfest earned her the Helpmann Award for Best International Contemporary Concert. The announcement comes ahead of Smith’s upcoming memoir, Year Of The Monkey, hitting shelves in September.

In an exclusive Aussie performance, New Zealand rock legends Crowded House will be the third act to headline Bluesfest next year. Festival organisers say this gig kicks off a new chapter in the band’s career.

This is just the first lineup announcement for next year’s Bluesfest, and heaps more acts are expected to be unveiled in the lead up to April.

Check out the first lineup announcement for Bluesfest 2020 below:

Dave Matthews Band
Crowded House
Patti Smith And Her Band
George Benson
Brandi Carlile
John Butler
Xavier Rudd
The Cat Empire
John Prine
Jenny Lewis
Frank Turner
John Mayall
Buffy Sainte-Marie
The Marcus King Band
Walter Trout
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Greensky Bluegrass
Larkin Poe
The War & Treaty

Bluesfest will be going down between Thursday April 9 and Monday April 13, 2020 in Byron Bay. For more info, head to the festival website. Tickets are on sale now via Moshtix.