During his distinguished career Paul Simon has been the recipient of many honors and awards including 12 Grammy Awards
Robert Plant, the legendary singer of Led Zeppelin will be making his long awaited Bluesfest debut this Easter with his band The Sensational Space Shifters.
Bluesfest is absolutely delighted to welcome Santana for a first ever performance at the Festival. Santana emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area music scene in the 1960s, the group has sold more than 100 million records
“From the '60s to this moment, IGGY POP has been a solid reminder of what happens when an artist stays true to himself only and doesn’t give a damn about the rest of it … IGGY POP is the Heavyweight Champion of rock and roll.” – Henry Rollins
Call him the Gangster of Love. Call him Maurice. You can even call him the Midnight Toker or Space Cowboy. Everybody knows that Steve Miller speaks the pompitus of love.
Wilco- one of the most requested bands ever to grace the Bluesfest stages are coming back. If you don’t own a Wilco album, your music collection can never be complete
Following Jason Mraz’s phenomenal return to the charts earlier this year with the release of his latest album Love Is A Four Letter Word, We can’t wait to have the GRAMMY® winning singer/songwriter back
Fans of Manu Chao will be happy to hear that the Global Music Phenomenon will be playing a second show on Easter Sunday with his band La Ventura.
Just one listen to the first single from The Lumineers self titled album, Ho Hey will have you whistling it all summer long
One of the most fascinating and talented musicians around today, a Bluesfest favourite, and an incredible story – Rodriguez is back in a big way.
British rockers Status Quo themselves need no introduction: more hit singles than any other band, more hit albums than The Beatles, more appearances on TOTP than any other act
Zac Brown Band
US country/folk sensation, Zac Brown Band and their nine hit singles and two platinum-selling records have just received a Grammy Award for Best Country Album for their latest release Uncaged. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and showcases how they run roughshod over genre boundaries, bringing their audience along for the ride - its title is absolutely accurate - this is truly the sound of a band 'Uncaged'.
Roger Hodgson is recognised as one of the most gifted composers, song writers and lyricists of our time!
Reggae’s Greatest Artist and Third World Music Superstar Jimmy Cliff will be making his first Bluesfest appearance this Easter.
We can't wait to welcome the man who was affectionately referred to by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the planet"
The new generation of guitar-slinging royalty is coming back to Bluesfest. Fans of DEREK TRUCKS and SUSAN TEDESCHI have many reasons to be excited.
We just can’t get enough of Trombone Shorty and his Orleans Avenue and we’re not alone; these guys have become one of the most requested Artists for Bluesfest and we couldn’t be happier to oblige.
Another Bluesfest favourite The Cat Empire are back in 2013, with a bunch of new music which is said to see them returning with the same spirit
You could call Taj Mahal a singer, composer, producer, two-time Grammy-winner, world-class musical collaborator, musicians’ advocate, world traveller, fisherman or cigar aficionado
This rock blues icon is considered “one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.”
Son of legendary R ‘n’ B bandleader Johnny Otis is a musical prodigy. His music has been described as a magical blend of Blues, Jazz, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Soul
“Have you heard of Kitty Daisy & Lewis -they're f***ing amazing” Chris Martin
The living legends of gospel music are returning to Bluesfest with their glorious meld of gospel, blues and rock ‘n’ roll.
VH1 named her as one of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll, and Rolling Stone listed her as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of all time.
One of the most recognisable & influential voices in progressive rock, as the lead vocalist and creative force behind the band Yes
The effortlessly eclectic, Joan Armatrading is returning to Bluesfest this coming Easter. This phenomenal songstress has an entirely unique sound that ranges from jazz to true soul to sophisticated pop and reggae
Hailing from Torquay on the southern Victorian coast of Australia, Xavier Rudd is a standout favourite of previous Bluesfest’s
Another Bluesfest first timer, “The people’s prince of punk poetry” (NME) Frank Turner is set to visit our shores for the fourth time. He may have started off as the voice of post-hardcore band Million Dead
Bluesfest audiences are in for a treat this Easter when Australia’s most innovative and powerful surf rock band
If you ever needed an excuse to hear some truly incredible music performed by a bunch of the most talented and seasoned musicians from all corners of the globe, here it is
Karise Eden, the first winner of The Voice Australia, will be wowing the crowd with her soulful voice that is well beyond her 19 years.
FEAT. IRONING BOARD SAM, MAJOR HANDY, PAT WILDER & DR. BURT. Bluesfest is honoured to bring this integral blues institution back to Australia and proud to be taking these musicians on the road for the first time.
A Bluesfest favourite is returning this time with her full band!
Widely known and respected as the Queen of Rock and First Lady of Rockabilly, we are delighted to welcome Wanda Jackson
For the first time, Grammy award-winning, all-woman, acappella ensemble Sweet Honey in The Rock are making their way to our stages
It’s impossible not to be curious about this band; one google search and its obvious you have stumbled across something special, a dozen or so rave reviews in and you realise you’re not alone.
Look no further than Tony Joe White for music and artistry of stature and depth. His music is part of America’s soundtrack
Much loved Irish troubadour Luka Bloom is a master of the concert stage
Most will know Mark Seymour as the front man and songwriter for iconic Australian rock band Hunters & Collectors
For the first time, Americana folk country singer Shawn Colvin is heading our way this Bluesfest
Newton Faulkner emerged in 2007 with the debut album Handbuilt By Robots, the Album secured platinum status in Australia and his home, the UK. It wasn’t long after, Newton first wowed Bluesfest audiences in 2008
Here is a voice; timeless, rich, raw and soaked in soul, that simply can’t be ignored.
A man armed only with a banjo and a bass drum can be a formidable force, especially if his name is William Elliott Whitmore. Making his Bluesfest début, William is bringing his brilliant new record, Field Songs with him
There is going to be a lot of memories flowing in the Bluesfest crowd when Leonardo’s Bride returns to the stage for two exclusive performances this Easter. In late 2000 Leonardo’s Bride performed a concert in Sydney’s Domain to over 80,000 people. A few months later the group called it quits.
In the US South, where music is religion, two rock ‘n’ roll bloodlines tower above all others and mere mention of the Allman and Neville Brothers casts a magic spell
Due to countless requests and their epic performance every time they make an appearance at BLUESFEST we had to ask MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA (MSO) back again
Voted as Australia’s fourth Best Band in the Melbourne Age, The Bamboos have earned themselves the reputation of being Australia’s greatest modern Funk & Soul band
The concept of The Beards is simple - A folk rock band that exclusively perform songs about just one subject: Beards.
“Jake is taking the instrument to a place that I can't see anybody else catching up with him."- Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) after releasing his own album of ukulele songs
The Memphis Swamp and Blues/ Psycobilly genre has seen a massive resurgence in popularity in recent years, inspiring greats such as The Cramps and and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
A Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native, his dad introduced him to the Delta blues and jazz as a kid, and after getting into Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and punk rock during high school, he picked up a Buddy Holly box set.
Nicky Bomba is going to be one busy man this Bluesfest! Not only will he be conducting the Melbourne Ska Orchestra, it will be the Bluesfest debut of his new band Bustamento
Perennial BLUESFEST favourite and dynamic duo HAT FITZ & CARA ROBINSON are bringing their truly unique old times Blues and Celtic sound back to the BLUESFEST stage.
“…rootsy brand of rock 'n'roll that lands somewhere between Bruce Springsteen and Joe Strummer.” The Daily Telegraph
"Canada's greatest guitarist made one acoustic guitar sound like a fully staffed band. Outrageous skill and contagious joy..." - The London Times
Virtuoso fiddler & multi-instrumentalist, Seth Lakeman will be returning to our shores in 2013
“….nine-piece soul-revivalists Saskwatch are one of the most electrifying outfits to emerge onto the Australian musical landscape in recent memory” Lachlan Kanoniuk, Beat Magazine
“An indie force of nature” - The Age Fresh from a highly successful U.S. showcase tour
After making such a huge impression at Bluesfest this year we had to have Allen Stone back.
Dear music lover, we would like to you to meet this rugged, raspy and roaring gentleman, who we think you just have to hear. Introducing Halifax’s very own Ben Caplan
Bluesfest welcomes back Kim Churchill; who will be bringing his explosive, intricate finger picking percussive beats on the body of the guitar
After their high impact, ‘exposing’ performance at Bluesfest 2012 (those who were lucky enough to be in the crowd will know exactly what we mean)
From humble beginnings in a shed atop an isolated outcrop, to the mainstage at this year’s Bluesfest – the phenomenon of the Round Mountain Girls
After their Big Sound performance in Brisbane earlier this year knocked the socks off our festival director Peter Noble, we couldn’t wait to have The McMenamins on the bill for Bluesfest 2013.
We can’t wait to have Shaun Kirk win over the crowd with his charming style of boogie blues & soul this Easter.
The Wilson Pickers are the coming together of some of the country’s finest songwriters, to make music best played around kitchen table, on back porches and FESTIVALS
Ross Ward first appeared at Bluesfest back in ’95 with the late Wiley Reed, where the idea for the band Wards Xpress
Lil' Fi is one of Australia's most original roots music blues divas. She is a brassy entertainer with a unique song writing style
No doubt about this one folks: If you want to be captivated with this authentic ‘journey back in time’ to the days of peace love and bean sprouts
A Bluesfest favourite and back by popular demand - RocKwiz Live returns to the Jambalaya Stage for three exciting shows in 2014.
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The 1st Boomerang Festival was held at Bluesfest’s home, the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm on the October Long Weekend, October 4th - 6th 2013
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