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Such fun, festive and happy times ahead!!
It’s now only a little over two weeks to Christmas and a mere 15 weeks to Bluesfest. Yes, it’s true: Bluesfest is now over 70% sold out and rising daily. With Christmas and Easter fast approaching, tickets will sell faster each day week and will go up in price as well.
Christmas is just around the corner!
Bluesfest tickets make wonderful Christmas presents. They are easy to purchase and very rewarding for you and your loved ones! There is no better time than right now to purchase your Bluesfest tickets, as great specials are STILL available but TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST. Don't miss out.
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SUNDAY IS FUNDAY AT BLUESFEST!
Whether you have already purchased your ticket and it includes Sunday or you are trying to choose what day to attend, take a look at some of the glorious treats coming your way on Easter Sunday at Bluesfest:
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals:
This show is exclusive with a capital E! The much anticipated return of Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals at Bluesfest on Easter Sunday (April 5) is going to be the bands ONLY performance in Australia with NO other shows to be added!
Rodrigo y Gabriela: The Sydney Morning Herald called them, 'Two of the most talented guitarists on the planet' and when you see this internationally acclaimed Mexican acoustic Rock guitar duo live you will completely agree.
HIP HOP HOORAY:
Jurassic 5: This is not just straight up Hip Hop. Jurassic 5 who have recently regrouped to play The Coachella Music Festival in 2013 - the Glastonbury Festival in 2014 and now Bluesfest on Easter Sunday formed in the early nineties and quickly became known as one of the soulful and socially aware Hip Hop groups of the LA underground scene.
SISTERS DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES …
Is a Grammy Award winner, tireless campaigner for women’s health and education in Africa, a UNICEF Peace Ambassador and also, with a 20 year discography, 12 albums and thousands of concerts around the world, a gifted performer and prolific songwriter. Angelique has just been announced as a nominee for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards for Best World Music Album for Eve, congratulations Angelique!!!
Mavis Staples: VH1 named Grammy Award winner Mavis Staples as one of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and Rolling Stone listed her as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Case in point!
Beth Hart: Listen to what festival director Peter Noble has to say about powerhouse Beth Hart "She is just one of the best live artists performing anywhere today and it is an honour to have her return to Bluesfest 2015. Simply unmissable".
Ruthie Foster: From houses of worship, to houses of Blues, Ruthie Foster has always been a rafter-rattler. And with a soul-filled voice honed in Texas churches, she can move audiences to tears or ecstasy — sometimes in a single song. Ruthie Foster has also just been announced as a 57th Annual Grammy Awards nominee for Best Blues Album for Promise of a Brand New Day!
She’s back! It’s been over 10 years since we’ve had the pleasure of this Canadian beauty at Bluesfest and If you’re ready for a feel good, Folk Rock session, then circle Serena Ryder on your playing schedule!
Gary Clark Jr. Austin based Blues Luminary and Grammy Award Winner Gary Clark Jr. rocked the house at Bluesfest 2014. We couldn’t get enough and at Bluesfest 2015 he will be performing three times! He is the new generation of Blues and a legend in the making!
Xavier Rudd AND THE UNITED NATIONS:
A Bluesfest favourite, Xavier Rudd will be returning on Easter Sunday only with a full band: The United Nations (in their Byron Bay debut) Featuring bass, drums, keys, horns, flute, guitar, backing vocalists, percussion and representing musicians from many cultures including Australia / indigenous Australia, South Africa, Samoa, Germany, Ireland & Papua New Guinea.
FROM THE SMALL SCREEN TO THE BIG STAGE…
RocKwiz Live is a Kwiz-tacular of music, quiz, chat and comedy. It will feature dynamic host Julia Zemiro, adjudicator Brian Nankervis, human scoreboard and roadie Dugald and the supremely talented RocKwiz Orkestra, made up of James Black, Mark Ferrie, Peter Luscombe and backing vocalists Linda & Vika Bull. Contestants include a mix of local and international artists & members from the audience- YES you may just find yourself up on stage!
+ MANY MORE !!
JOAN ARMATRADING IS ON TOUR RIGHT NOW!
Joan Armatrading kicked off the Australian leg of her last major world tour in Perth last Thursday night, the rave reviews are flooding in from all accounts, 96FM in Perth said of her first show; “What a mesmerising performance..” and “Joan was in great form.”
For some of you, it is not too late to miss out on seeing this incredible songwriter and performer. Joan Armatrading is only 5 shows in to her 14 show tour, so hop on to our website to see where tickets are still available to upcoming shows: JOAN ARMATRADING TOUR INFO HERE
ALABAMA SHAKES CONFIRM HEADLINE SHOW FOR SYDNEY WITH SPECIAL GUESTS CHARLES BRADLEY AND HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES!
The swampy, soul-rock outfit, Alabama Shakes, will be performing their one and only headline show in Sydney at the Enmore Theatre on Thursday 2nd April, joined by the high-energy, soul phenomenon that is Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires! Tickets on sale December 10th!
Visit www.bluesfesttouring.com.au for more info!
BLUESFEST TOURING CHRISTMAS IDEAS:
We have already announced over 26 tours (more to come!) so if you are stuck for Christmas ideas for your loved one and know they can’t make it to Bluesfest (or just want to get most of the Bluesfest buzz next March and April) why not give them the gift of Bluesfest touring?!
From the Funk & Soul of Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires & George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, to World Music Superstars The Gipsy Kings, master songwriter David Gray, not to mention the awe-inspiring women who will be on the road next year including Angelique Kidjo, Beth Hart, Mavis Staples & Serena Ryder & SO MUCH MORE, we really have all music tastes covered!
VISIT BLUESFEST TOURING HERE TO SEE ALL CURRENT TOURS!
NOTE: If your loved one is a yogi at heart or just really loves music and having a good time, then you may have found the perfect gift in Michael Franti’s Soulshine tour: an incredible four hour concert (featuring Michael Franti, SOJA & Trevor Hall) with an optional pre-concert yoga & acoustic jam session!
MORE INFO ON SOULSHINE HERE