Bluesfest Drop Hella Big First Annoucement for 30 years in 2019!

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Well, you better tell your boss your gonna need some time off over Easter next year, because Byron Bay is where the party is gonna be at baby, as Bluesfest has just dropped its first lot of artists playing in 2019, and well it’s a doozy. Fresh off playing gigs around the country in December 2017 on the back of his album All The Light Above It Too, Mr Jack Johnson will be EXCLUSIVE, now everybody cue singing ‘Banana Pancakes’ in unison with 20 thousand of your closest friends. He last played back in 2014 for the 25th annivesary, so this is gonna be big.

Next up in the EXCLUSIVE category is none other than Blues roots and Bluesfest favourite that hinted earlier this year, he might be coming down under to play some shows is Ben Harper and lucky for us he’s bringing his Innocent Criminals with him. Phew, that’s only the tip of the iceberg though frands, because St Paul and the Broken Bones will be bringing their brand new album Brand New Camellia which drops September 7 to Byron Bay as well.

Now that the EXCLUSIVE to Bluesfest announcements are done, let’s hit up a few more artists that will be sunning themselves at Byron over easter….. GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC playing their final shows, SNARKY PUPPY, KASEY CHAMBERS celebrating 20 years of The Captain will play the album in its entirety as well as other hits from her back catalogue.

Everyone has their favourites and throughout this list I’m sure that you’ll be diggin into your wallet to get yourself a ticket to this 30th year of Blues.

This man, right here. RAY LAMONTAGNE, ugh, gonna be mint. With his band playing all of his songs.

Having been married this year in Australia, the king of honey dripped soul anthems, Allen Stone will be their to blow out the candles!

For a round up of names of the rest of the announce, see below.

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 more annoucements on the way, I’m off to sort out my suitcase, i’ll fill you in on future annoucements, but see you for a boogie at the Crossroads tent! YEEEEEEHAW 😀

 

 

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