First Artist Announcement 2013
Ben Harper and his band are returning to Bluesfest this Easter, much to the delight of our Festival Director, Peter Noble
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
Iggy and The Stooges
“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
Steve Miller Band
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.
It’s with great joy Bluesfest announces the prolific American rocker, Chris Isaak, performing at Bluesfest for the very first time this Easter. With a career spanning more than a quarter or a century, Chris has given us hits such as “Wicked Game”, “Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing” and “Somebody’s Crying”.
Bonnie Raitt is more than a best-selling artist, respected guitarist, expressive singer and accomplished songwriter….Bonnie Raitt has become and institution in American Music.
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
“There are some punk shows where you’re more of less guaranteed to have a good time…but few come close to the camaraderie and fist pumping pride that the Dropkick Murphys can inspire….” TNT Magazine 2012
Glen Hansard with The Frames
“Glen Hansard is a gifted, emotive frontman who sings as if he must, with a heart on his sleeve that is constantly throbbing.” The New York Times
Tedeschi Trucks Band
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.
William Elliot Whitmore
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
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
Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls
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
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
This is a voice you rarely stumble across, a smoky, assured voice that spans effortlessly from a whisper to a soaring cappella within a single breath.
Playing for Change
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
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
All Stage & Playing time yet to be advised. Please note: Artist Schedule is not guaranteed and is subject to change without notification
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The Boomerang Festival will be held at Bluesfest’s home, the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm on the October Long Weekend, October 4th -6th 2013.