The first run of sideshows from the phenomenal 2018 Byron Bay Bluesfest has landed, featuring two shows from some of your parents' favourite bands.
As one of the best vocalists of the modern age, Bluesfest headliner Robert Plant and his band the Sensational Space Shifters is likely to pull a huge crowd to his headline shows, perfoming two consecutive dates in Melbourne and Sydney (at the Syndey Opera House, of course) and a single Perth performance. With a career-spanning set ranging from his legendary work with Led Zeppelin to his formidable solo material, it's likely that these shows will sell out in a flash - get in quick.
If you're down to get funky, Prince's iconic 80's backing band The New Power Generation have announced two seperate sideshows in Australia's biggest citites, and are set to perform a career-spanning celebration of the work of their late frontman.
Gov't Mule, the Southern rock jam band consisiting of members from the Allman Brothers band, are set to be joined by Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real for a special performance at Sydney's Metro Theatre and the Corner Hotel in Melbourne. Fronted by the formidable guitar talents of Warren Haynes, if you're into blues-heavy jams and stompin' Southern rock stylings, then these shows will be right up your alley.
If you're after some chilled out blissful electronica, UK trip-hop stalwarts Morcheeba have also booked dates in Sydney and Melbourne for their first Australian shows in four years. With more acts expected to be announced soon, keep your eye on Mixdown for more information on all the upcoming Bluesfest sideshows.
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters
Monday March 26 & Tuesday March 27: Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Sunday April 1 + Monday April 2: Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday April 8: Riverside Theatre, Perth, WA
The New Power Generation
Monday March 26 & Tuesday March 27: 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday March 28: Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Gov't Mule + Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real
Monday March 26: Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday March 27: Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday March 29: Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday March 30: 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC
For ticketing info, head to Bluesfest.