For the first time in Bluesfest history, a full arena spectacular is coming to the festival with one of the world’s most beloved artists – Lionel Richie. Richie has a discography of albums and singles second to none and is part of the fabric of American pop music. In fact, Lionel Richie and Irving Berlin are the only two songwriters in history to achieve the honour of having #1 records for nine consecutive years.
He is a Music Icon. International Superstar. 100 million albums sold worldwide. Oscar winner. 5 time Grammy winner. 16-time American Music Award winner. Golden Globe winner. 5 time People’s Choice Award winner. A World Music Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. An ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee. He has received an Honorary Doctor of Music Degree and a A Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
With hits including “Hello”, “Endless Love”, “All Night Long”, “Brick House”, “Easy”, “Dancing on the Ceiling”, and “Three Times a Lady”, Bluesfest attendees are in for a real treat as this true icon of modern music plays the hits w – at Bluesfest in Byron Bay on Easter Monday.
“Lionel Richie promised “all the hits” on his tour of the same name, and deliver he did…with an infectious grin, engaging banter and indelible charm…“Richie was a consummate performer, deftly weaving his career-launching Commodores songs alongside solo material and personable conversation.” Chicago Tribune
"Lionel Richie brought the house down with his spell-binding performance. The iconic star cracked jokes as he belted out his hits, including Dancing on the Ceiling, Brick House and Running With The Night." Daily Mail
“Strobe lights and epic theme music erupted as the night's touted headliner Lionel Richie sang the word "Hello" into the mic, before a spotlight shone on the 68-year-old music legend, adorned in a shimmery silver blazer -- proving age is nothing but a number. "You guys ready to party?!" Richie excitedly shouted.” – Billboard
Monday *** April, 2018
LIONEL RICHIE WILL BE PLAYING BLUESFEST ON MONDAY 2ND APRIL