+ Don't miss these 2016 BLUESFEST artist interviews & new music from City and Colour
Yes, rumours have been flying high about when our 2nd artist announcement will hit the streets and which artists will be joining the line-up! We are eager to tell you more but have to stay tight lipped just a little bit longer! You can be rest assured we are working on something really special for you and are on the edge of our seats (just like you are) to tell you!
The truth is it does often take time to cross the T’s and dot the I’s. It is well worth the wait when we get to deliver you an announcement full of incredible names set to join the amazing list of artists already announced for 2016!
Before we leave you to muse over what to expect with the 2nd artist announcement, we have compiled some recent Bluesfest artist interviews and videos that will keep the Bluesfest buzz alive until the second announcement comes your way (which will be very soon- so watch this space!)
Bluesfest is almost half sold out already with many announcements yet to come! Price increases are imminent, so if you know you are coming for the 5 or 3 days or just 1 day, get in now!
ARTISTS ALREADY ANNOUNCED
The first round of artists announced for 2016 have been busy talking to the media about their upcoming performances at Bluesfest, check out some of the published interviews below!
LUKAS NELSON TALKS TO THE MUSIC ABOUT TOURING WITH NEIL YOUNG, HIS FAMOUS FATHER AND BLUESFEST:
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real perform at Bluesfest on Saturday 26th March and Monday 28th March!
THE NATIONAL'S BASSIST SCOTT DEVENDORF CHATS ABOUT THE BLUESFEST LINE-UP WITH THE TWEED DAILY NEWS:
The National perform at Bluesfest on Friday 25th March!
CHECK OUT THE NORTHERN STAR'S INTERVIEW WITH ALI CAMPBELL:
UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue perform at Bluesfest on Sunday 27th March!
IN OTHER ARTIST NEWS:
Dallas Green, otherwise known as City and Colour, will be making his Bluesfest debut in 2016.
The Canadian singer/songwriter has achieved platinum status in Canada, & gold in Australia and will be releasing a new album If I Should Go Before You on October 9.
If I Should Go Before You is Green’s fifth release as City and Colour and follows 2013’s The Hurry and The Harm, which received widespread critical and commercial praise. The album debuted at #1 on Canada’s Top 200 Chart, #16 in the U.S., #4 in Australia, #32 in the U.K., and #83 in Germany.
For a little taste of what to expect at Bluesfest - check out a few of the tracks from the upcoming album below:
"Lover Come Back" (Lyric Video)
“Wasted Love” (Lyric Video)
JJ Grey & Mofro tour update!
The countdown is on until Australia’s favourite Southern Rockers JJ Grey & Mofro return to our shores for a run of festival performances and headline shows this October.
Independent Blues/Soul troubadour Shaun Kirk, a favourite on the Australian festival circuit, has been announced as the special guest for JJ Grey & Mofro’s Melbourne and Sydney shows. Shaun Kirk has come a long way since his debut release in 2010, having been described as “one of the most explosive solo acts Australia has to offer” and “one of the finest blues voices this country has ever heard”. His most recent release Steer The Wheel, his first recording with a band, debuted at #1 on the Australian Blues ITunes charts.
JJ GREY & MOFRO TOUR INFORMATION
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Northcote Social Club, MELBOURNE WITH SHAUN KIRK (Solo) Wed 7 October 2015
The Factory, SYDNEY WITH SHAUN KIRK (Solo) Thurs 8 October 2015
Great Southern Blues Festival, NAROOMA NSW – Sun 4 October 2015
Caloundra Music Festival, CALOUNDRA QLD – Mon 5 October 2015