Byron Bay Bluesfest

Nahko and Medicine For The People

Nahko and Medicine For The People are no strangers to Bluesfest – their conscious tribal anthems have raised the roof of the Bluesfest tent, and grown their global tribe of like-minded fans as they spread their powerful, musical message promoting social change. Known for his exciting, high-energy powerful performances Nahko Bear and his Medicine For The People is a performance not to be missed. Catch them Thursday and Friday at Bluesfest.

Nahko And Medicine For The People. Over the last 5 years, Nahko And Medicine For The People have continued to gather dedicated members of their global tribe of likeminded fans as they spread their powerful musical message. They incorporate a variety of sounds, ranging from alternative roots to acoustic rock while promoting social change. Their album ‘HOKA’ debuted at #10 on Billboard’s Rock Album Chart and #6 on the Alternative Album Chart. Nahko’s solo album, ‘My Name is Bear’, debuted on a number of Billboard charts including Independent Albums (#11), Tastemakers (#14), Emerging Artists (#19), Top Album Sales (#43), and Top 200 Albums (#170).

“ Nahko’s music expresses much about his vision of a better world. Big, anthemic songs and potent live shows.” - ?LA Weekly ?

“Incredibly intimate”- ?Billboard Magazine ?

“Songs that often aspire to achieve communal catharsis. - ?Relix ?


The album also premiered at #1 on iTunes and the headline tour in support of it boasted multiple sold-out dates both stateside and in Europe. ‘My Name is Bear’ is a 16-track collection that reflects the soul, authenticity, and spirit that Nahko’s fans have come to know. It predates Nahko’s rise to mythos among diehard fans of Medicine For The People. As he puts it, the album serves as a “prequel,” that artfully merges rustic acoustic guitars, upbeat energy, tribal flavours, fiery percussion, and ponderous lyrics. At the end of the day, ‘My Name is Bear’, sets the stage for a whole lot more from Nahko.

Playing Days
Thursday 18th April, 2019
Friday 19th April, 2019


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