Are you ready for a musical journey of a special kind? One that will touch the core of your heart?
After making such a huge impression at Bluesfest this year we had to have Allen Stone back.
“Without a dispute the best blues band in Australia. Their material is impeccable and their musicianship is a wonder to behold” - Sydney Morning Herald
The Beards are returning to Bluesfest after entertaining the crowd last year with favourites such as ‘If Your Dad Doesn't Have a Beard, You’ve Got Two Mums’.
We invite you to check her out and you’ll soon know why Festival Director, Peter Noble goes overboard for this woman.
Booker T.’s 25th Bluesfest performance will mark five years since the Soul and Rock legend last captivated the Bluesfest audience.
Boz gets the Bluesfest buzz. “One of the masters of American music”-Mike Barnes,Hollywood Reporter
Led by the irrepressible Joe Camilleri, The Black Sorrows continue to be one of Australia’s most successful touring bands.
He’s a Bluesfest favourite - an absolute legend and, can you believe it, he will be 78 next birthday !!!
"They’re a great band, the singer is amazing, really beautiful, the guitars really jump out at you, very affecting, great stuff." - Nick Cave
“... has that big, brassy voice that has authority and sass; the kind of thing men like because its seductive and women like because its powerful”- BB King
"Chain's influence on Australian music has been enormous." - Rolling Stone magazine.
MC for Jurassic 5. Ozomatli Front man. Musician. Actor. Painter. Renaissance Man, Chali 2na has done it all.
The harmonica master is one of the most revered blues musicians in the world and has collaborated with legendary musicians including Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson and Tom Waits to name a few.
This Melbourne based 9 piece R'n'B band are going to blow your mind at Bluefest
"The unfamiliar might approach this all with skepticism, but danged if they won't come away impressed and probably a fan. For sure, you've never heard anything like it." - Vintage Guitar Magazine
As musical enigmas go, C.W. Stoneking is up there with the best. It's as if he has walked right out of the American deep south at the dawn of the 20th century
Bluesfest is incredibly excited to have the industry powerhouse play 2 shows at our 25th Anniversary
“Watching Daniel Champagnes performance is a once in a lifetime experience. He is a true prodigy that plays like no one else could possibly play unless they spent at least 2 lifetimes studying the art”- BW Review, New Zealand
Making his Bluesfest début is the Caracas,Venezuela born and very avant-garde folk singer-songwriter & renowned visual artiste
Remember the great rockin’ blues/jam band Royal Southern Brotherhood from last year’s Bluesfest? Well .... Bluesfest is knocked out to welcome back their lead guitarist DEVON ALLMAN, this time fronting his own band
The legendary Doobie Brothers on the legendary Bluesfest stage? Could we ask for anything more?
Dr John is back in town and he is armed with his incredible new album Locked Down.
Feel good folk has never been more fun to dance to than with the truly unique Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
Three of Australia’s most lauded singer-songwriters Mia Dyson, Liz Stringer and Jen Cloher will be sharing the Bluesfest stage for a not to be missed performance.
A perfect fit for our 25th Bluesfest birthday, ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS return to rock Bluesfest - and we couldn't be happier to welcome them back.
He has criss-crossed the world for four decades paying his dues as a true story-teller, where Blues, Folk and World music intersect at a musical crossroads.
Erykah Badu isn’t easily forgotten. Whether for her attire, her music or her personality, once you encounter Erykah, she stays with you.
What makes Eugene unique, apart from his soul drenched vocals and blazing guitar work, is that he is the real deal
He’s been called an edgy urban poet, the sound of New York, a confessional singer-songwriter, and an explorer of the links between rock, race and rebellion whose work should be taught in schools.
“the next Hendrix ... churning his distorted strings into a euphoric moment of psychedelia” - NY Times
Imagine if Janis Joplin and John Lee Hooker had a baby together; musically, this girl would be the offspring of that union.
He played the first two Sunbury festivals and has toured with Spike Milligan and opened for Harry Chapin, Frank Zappa, Sherbet, Cheech & Chong and Manfred Mann's Earth Band.
A definite must see! Warren Haynes returns with a new album and at least three of his star guests are also at Bluesfest ..... jam...anyone ??
After captivating the crowd at her Bluesfest debut in 2013, we had to have Grace Potter & The Nocturnals are back
“Rare are the musicians who can even play Zappa’s music, let alone make it live and breathe. Thank the Lord for the GrandMothers of Invention...”
Founding member of the one and only Allman Brothers Band, the greatest Southern Rock Band EVER
Hat Fitz & Cara’s performance of live music is seeped in authentic realism. This dynamic duo is a unique combination that have skillfully combined their music of hill style country blues with old time folk.
It has been 8 years since Denver born India.Arie last graced the Bluesfest stage, this time she returns with a new album ‘SongVersation’
“Pop music hadn’t seen anything like it since the heyday of Cat Stevens,” —Rolling Stone
One of the icons of Bluesfest - JACK JOHNSON - first introduced to Australia via Bluesfest in 2002, is returning for our 25th Anniversary and will be performing exclusively at Bluesfest on Good Friday 18th April.
With a million selling self-titled 2012 debut album, a fusion of “retro folk with blistering contemporary rock riffs” – Clash Magazine and a Mercury Prize nomination already under his belt, at the age of 19 Nottingham-born JAKE BUGG has been fast-tracked to stardom.
Grammy Award Winner, JAMES COTTON is bringing his pure, raw soul-wrenching blues harp to Bluesfest for the very first time.
The ex- drive-By Truckers man is a wordsmith of the highest order - his beautifully crafted songs are special and timeless
Who is the guitar player’s guitar player, the man that has inspired so many greats, the man regarded by many as the world’s finest guitar player?
Jimmie Vaughan is far more than just one of the greatest and most respected guitarists in the world of popular music
After blowing us all away in 2012 and 2010, we couldn’t wait to invite her back to Bluesfest for the 3rd time. Over the years Joanne Shaw Taylor has gone from a promising young blues talent to a bona fide force on the international music scene.
JOHN BUTLER has become a name synonymous with BLUESFEST, starting off on our smaller stages, his career and fame growing in tandem with that of the Festival
Bluesfest is extremely proud to announce the return of songwriter and musician JOHN MAYER to its main stage after seven years.
It’s gonna be a mighty, mighty roar that will greet the barefoot Ms Stone on her return next Easter to help with the Bluesfest Birthday celebrations.
Bluesfest is rapt to welcome back its own adopted daughter, Kasey Chambers, the undisputed Queen of Australian Country Music.
Since her debut album ‘Little Eve’ went gold and received 4 ARIA nominations, Kate has become one of the most talked about performers in Australian music.
KC & The Sunshine Band. You can't help but want to Shake Your Booty at Bluesfest 2014, and That's the Way (we) Like It.
It’s a long-awaited warm welcome back to BLUESFEST for KT TUNSTALL
BLUESFEST – Get Ready – THE FUNKMEISTER is in da house !!
Take just one listen and you actually won’t believe your ears, watch just one clip and the truly authentic gravelly blues voice and seminal Blues & Blues Rock Guitar will leave you speechless.
Sharing the vision of celebrating the music of the late Capatin Beetheart, original members of The Magic Band re-visit the classic Beefheart tunes with special fervor.
Marshall Okell’s music is the sound for Surf Roots and Australian Mojo Rock. It’s stomping in high energy, yet jaw dropping and full of raw emotion
Singer, songwriter, guitarist, philanthropist and Bluesfest favourite, Michael Franti and his band Spearhead are back
Mojo Webb is a versatile world-class electric and acoustic guitarist, and has a truly amazing voice. Also a multi-instrumentalist, he played every instrument on his all-original debut album...
British pioneering trip-hop trio Morcheeba are back with their original lineup, so get ready to hear the dreamy, soulful, down tempo sounds that we have loved since the 90’s.
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.
Nahko leads Medicine For The People by example - on a musical mission to ‘create healing and activate people to change things’.
She has been hailed “The Southern Fireball”, “the new soul sensation” and even “the new Queen of Rock and Roll”.
It has been over a few years now since the NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS graced our Bluesfest stage, and we are just thrilled to be welcoming them back!
We don’t think there is a better way to celebrate turning 25 than with the ultimate party band – aka Ozomatli - playing this Easter.
We promised to bring some of the greats over the history of Bluesfest back for our 25th Anniversary, so we welcome back The Paladins
Mike Rosenberg aka Passenger's first ever Bluesfest performance is going to make our 25th Anniversary even more special!
Inspired by the infectious Afro-Beat music of Nigeria and its neighbours,this band delivers contemporary African Funk to Australian dancefloors.
Ray Beadle ripped it up at Bluesfest in 2010, 2011 & 2012 and we are welcoming him back with open arms for our 25th!
Robben Ford’s performance at our 25th Anniversary will mark 15 years since he originally took the stage at Bluesfest in 1999.
A Bluesfest favourite and back by popular demand - RocKwiz Live returns to the Jambalaya Stage for three exciting shows in 2014.
We welcome soul-rock diva Saidah Baba Talibah for her Bluesfest debut this Easter. Toronto-bred vocalist Saidah, daughter of Tony and Grammy Award-nominated icon Salome Bey, is “Canada’s First Lady of Blues”.
In two tours he has endeared himself to a growing army of fans...bringing his unique Indie-Folk to a whole new audience.
Born and bred in Melbourne, Australia, Blues & Soul troubadour Shaun Kirk’s rapid growth as an artist is the result of a determined spirit and pure hard work.
We welcome Seun Kuti, the youngest son of Afrobeat founder Fela Kuti who along with his father’s 16-piece funk fuelled orchestra, Egypt 80.
‘The Riddim Twins’ bring the sweet vocals of Bitty McLean to help Bluesfest celebrate 25 years of Roots, Rock and Reggae!!
Making their debut appearance at Bluesfest’s 25th Birthday Party, we are excited to welcome the blistering brass-funk of THE SOUL REBELS to our stages.
Singer-songwriter, actor, author, political activist, producer – Steve Earle is one of America's greatest living storytellers.
Bluesfest is proud to present SUZANNE VEGA in her first ever Bluesfest appearance
For nearly 30 years, GRAMMY award winning artist Terrance Simien, 8th generation Louisiana Creole has been shattering the myths about what his Indigenous Zydeco Roots music is and is not.
It’s that voice: “an emotional, blues-drenched instrument that ranges from a lilting slap to a knock-you-backwards uppercut”:
Catchy, big melodies that just make you want to dance. This is everything you need to know about VALERIE JUNE
The Wailers are on a mission .... and it is to keep Bob Marley’s music alive !!
He has traded his ferocious licks with the best of them!John Mayall, John Lee Hooker, Joe Tex, Canned Heat, Coco Montoya, and Luther Allison have all felt the heat, the passion and the searing licks.
WAR is not a band. WAR is a Movement! The movement started out in 1969 and Bluesfest 2014 will mark 45 years since it began.
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4th- 6th of October 2014, held at Bluesfest’s home, the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm.
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