Bluesfest Announce First Artists For 2021 Featuring Bon Iver, Patti Smith And Jimmy Barnes
After the cancellation of their 2020 event, Iconic Byron Bay music festival Bluesfest has just dropped a huge first run of artists set to take to the stage next Easter 2021.
The Bluesfest team welcome the addition of International folk-stars Bon Iver, the god of Aussie rock Jimmy Barnes, festival favourite Michael Franti & Spearhead, and Australia's fastest rising stars The Teskey Brothers. The Black Sorrows, Melbourne Ska Orchestra and Weddings Parties Anything also join the top-notch additions.
Image: Michael Franti & Spearhead
Image: The Teskey Brothers
Image: Melbourne Ska Orchestra
The announcement also features artists intended to perform at this year's event which was unable to go ahead including Patti Smith and her band, John Butler (solo), Xavier Rudd, Kool & The Gang, The Gipsy Kings, Kasey Chambers, The Waifs and a whole bunch more. Check out the full list below.
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FULL FIRST LINEUP FOR 2021:
BON IVER - PATTI SMITH AND HER BAND - JIMMY BARNES
GEORGE BENSON - THE TESKEY BROTHERS
JOHN BUTLER - XAVIER RUDD - THE CAT EMPIRE
KOOL & THE GANG - THE GIPSY KINGS
KASEY CHAMBERS - THE WAIFS - TROY CASSAR-DALEY
MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD
THE WAILERS PERFORM SONGS FROM 'LEGEND'
LP - MORCHEEBA - THE BLACK SORROWS
TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE
TORI KELLY - BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE
THE MARCUS KING BAND - CHRISTONE "KINGFISH" INGRAM
JIMMIE VAUGHAN - JOHN MAYALL
MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA - CHAIN - LARKIN POE
WEDDINGS, PARTIES, ANYTHING - exclusive show
BACKSLIDERS - HARTS PLAYS HENDRIX - ASH GRUNWALD
THE WAR & TREATY - CORY HENRY & THE FUNK APOSTLES
WALTER TROUT - THE BAMBOOS
MICK THOMAS' ROVING COMMISSION - DAMI IM
PIERCE BROTHERS - EMILY WURRAMARA- ROSHANI - RAY BEADLE
HENRY WAGONS - HUSSY HICKS - PACEY, KING & DOLEY
DANIEL CHAMPAGNE - NATHAN CAVALERI
BLUESFEST BUSKING COMPETITION & WINNERS
THE AUSTRALIAN AMERICANA MUSIC HONOURS