Updated: Feb 26
Just when you thought the line-up of 57 artists appearing at the 31st Bluesfest this Easter couldn’t get any better– it does! Joining an already out-of-this-world stellar line up are 12 more artists from all around the world placing a big blues & roots driven exclamation mark to this year’s programming for the 31st Byron Bay Bluesfest 2020!
Commenting on the announcement, Festival Director, Peter Noble OAM said “The thrill is coming, and you can feel it as we roll out our eighth artist announcement. Next week we will release our complete artist playing schedule, but right now along with headliners Alanis Morissette, Patti Smith, Lenny Kravitz, Crowded House’s only Australian performance announced this year, along with George Benson, John Butler, Xavier Rudd, The Cat Empire and so many more we are pleased to announce that one of the all-time Bluesfest favourites Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will be playing the mainstage on Thursday, our opening night. This is the band that closes New Orleans Jazz Festival every year and was chosen to replace the Neville brothers in that much coveted slot. They are sensational, this will be the 6th time they play Bluesfest and once again we are confident, they will slay the audience. Other artists in the announcements such as The Bamboos who will make their live debut of their forthcoming tenth album, Ray Beadle who recently represented Australia in Memphis where he competed in the International Blues Challenge making it to the finals. Then there’s special one-off performances by local Blues legends Pacey, King & Doley, as well as Ellis Hall, the Clarence Bekker Band and Friends presents Sensational! – The Ultimate Musical Journey. This final artist announcement for Bluesfest 2020 is a Blues and Roots beauty.”
TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS – THE BAMBOOS – THE SENSATIONS
RAY BEADLE [ACOUSTIC] - HENRY WAGONS – PACEY, KING & DOLEY
DANIEL CHAMPAGNE – NATHAN CAVALERI
LITTLE GEORGIA – ROUND MOUNTAIN GIRLS
ELECTRIK LEMONADE [2019 busking comp winner]
PALM VALLEY [2019 busking comp grommet winner]
For further information on the lineup or artists please see here.
Bluesfest 2020 is being held from 9 – 13 April 2020.
Tickets are on sale now via Moshtix.