A word from Festival Director Peter Noble OAM:
“With this Bluesfest announcement for Bluesfest 2023, our 34th event, it is becoming clear that the return of international live artists mixed with great Aussie and Kiwi talent will be seen for the first time in Australia, at the level it was before the covid years. The line-up is one that I am immensely proud of and 2023 is becoming one of the great Bluesfests. Thank you so much everyone for your support through the hard years, please now come and join us for the celebration.”
If there was one act Bluesfest Festival Director Peter Noble was desperate to secure, it was Paolo Nutini. It had been eight years since the Scottish singer songwriter had toured, so when word got out that Paolo may be touring, the Bluesfest booking team went into overdrive to secure him.
And secure him they did! Paolo Nutini is one of seven new artists announced today to play at Bluesfest 2023 on the Easter weekend in Byron Bay.
Here’s the list of new artists on the Bluesfest 2023 bill!
THE BROS. LANDRETH
EUGENE “HIDEAWAY” BRIDGES
TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE
Joining the already announced line up… [IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER]
19-TWENTY | ALLISON RUSSELL I BECK ACOUSTIC I BETH HART [EXCLUSIVE] | BIG FREEDIA I THE BLACK SORROWS I BONNIE RAITT | BUDDY GUY | THE CAT EMPIRE | CHAIN
CHRISTONE 'KINGFISH' INGRAM | COUNTING CROWS I THE DOOBIE BROTHERS I ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS | ERIC GALES I
FEMI KUTI & THE POSITIVE FORCE | GANG OF YOUTHS | GREENSKY BLUEGRASS [EXCLUSIVE]
JACKSON BROWNE | JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT | JOE BONAMASSA [EXCLUSIVE]
JOE CAMILLERI PRESENTS A STAR-STUDDED TRIBUTE TO THE GREATS OF THE BLUES
JON STEVENS | KALEO | KEB' MO' BAND | KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD
LACHY DOLEY AND THE HORNS OF CONVICTION | LARKIN POE
LP | LUCINDA WILLIAMS | MARCUS KING
MAVIS STAPLES | MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD | NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS I NIKKI HILL [EXCLUSIVE]
ROBERT GLASPER | ROCKWIZ LIVE I ST PAULS & THE BROKEN BONES I
THE SOUL REBELS & FRIENDS WITH SPECIAL GUESTS TALIB KWELI • GZA • BIG FREEDIA
SOUTHERN AVENUE [EXCLUSIVE] | SPINIFEX GUM FEAT. MARLIYA
STEVE EARLE | TASH SULTANA | VINTAGE TROUBLE I XAVIER RUDD