Second Artist Announcement
Reggae’s Greatest Artist and Third World Music Superstar Jimmy Cliff will be making his first Bluesfest appearance this Easter.
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
One of the most fascinating and talented musicians around today, a Bluesfest favourite, and an incredible story – Rodriguez is back in a big way.
This rock blues icon is considered “one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.”
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
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.
The Blind Boys of Alabama
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.
Musician, songwriter, record producer and one of the most influential figures in New Orleans R&B - Simply put- without him - the music of New Orleans would not be what it is today.
Widely known and respected as the Queen of Rock and First Lady of Rockabilly, we are delighted to welcome Wanda Jackson
Fred Wesley & The New JB's
Fred Wesley, the trombonist and author best known as the man James Brown called on for all those funky horn "hits"
Here is a voice; timeless, rich, raw and soaked in soul, that simply can’t be ignored.
Voted by many as the best performance of Bluesfest in 2012, Bettye Lavette is truly returning by popular demand next Easter
Much loved Irish troubadour Luka Bloom is a master of the concert stage
A Bluesfest favourite is returning this time with her full band!
Tony Joe White
Look no further than Tony Joe White for music and artistry of stature and depth. His music is part of America’s soundtrack
Sweet Honey in the Rock
For the first time, Grammy award-winning, all-woman, acappella ensemble Sweet Honey in The Rock are making their way to our stages
For the first time, Americana folk country singer Shawn Colvin is heading our way this Bluesfest
Virtuoso fiddler & multi-instrumentalist, Seth Lakeman will be returning to our shores in 2013
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.