Bluesfest Adds Even More Artists to 2016 Lineup


Exciting news for people who like wearing sunglasses inside (and everyone going to Bluesfest). The already incredible lineup has just got even better, with ten new additions including the ‘original’ Blues Brothers. Thanks to the Bluesfest organisers who persuaded the Brothers to get back together for a one time exclusive Australian performance.

Amongst the acts there are also some awesome Aussie artists including The Cruel Sea singer Tex Perkins and Aria Hall of Fame member Russell Morris.

This is only about 70% of the 2016 bill so keep your eyes pealed as there are heaps more to come.

Other new artists include American Pie singer Don McLean, The Blind Boys of Alabama and East Journey.

So far some of the headliners include Kendrick Lamar, Astro and Mickey Virtue, Tom Jones, Melissa Etheridge, Brian Wilson, The Nationals, D’angelo and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

This is one of the best and diverse blues line ups of all time and the location of the beautiful Byron Bay is just the icing on the cake. Getting really keen to grab a beer and see Kendrick Lamar, City and Colour, Brian Wilson, Cold War Kids and stacks of others.

So grab a harmonica, chuck on some sunnies and we’ll see you in Byron for the Easter long weekend.

Check out the additions and full line up below, and head to the Bluesfest website for ticket info!

The “Original” Blues Brothers Band
Don McLean
Russell Morris
The Blind Boys Of Alabama
Jeff Martin (The Tea Party)
Archie Roach
Tex Perkins & The Ape
The Mastersons
Hussy Hicks
East Journey

Existing lineup
D’Angelo And The Vanguard
Cold War Kids
Hiatus Kaiyote
Fantastic Negrito
Con Brio
Mike Love
The Bros. Landreth
Kim Churchill
Mojo Juju
Pierce Brothers
Steve Smyth
Melissa Etheridge
Kendrick Lamar
Tom Jones
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
The Decemberists
Jason Isbell
Sturgill Simpson
Steve Earle and The Dukes
The Wailers
Grace Potter
Lord Huron
Nahko and Medicine For The People
Vintage Trouble
Lucky Peterson
Blackberry Smoke
The National – Bluesfest exclusive
City And Colour
UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey Virtue – Bluesfest exclusive
Joe Bonamassa – Bluesfest exclusive
Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Cat Empire
Lukas Nelson & The Promise Of The Real
The Word
Rhiannon Giddens
Janiva Mangoes
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Allen Stone
The Selecter
Shakey Graves
Songhoy Blues


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