Bluesfest has dropped its initial artist lineup with some huge names spanning generations, and genres spanning the soul/blues/roots microcosm.
Robert Plant and The Sensational Spaceshifters will be marking the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s first performance with a tribute touching on many of Plant’s old band’s classics. Lionel Richie will be bringing some big hits and star power, while CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers is bound to have the entire festival on their feet.
This will be the 29th year of Bluesfest and director Peter Noble has said that though this announcement comes packed with heavy hitters there are more to come, and that this will be the festival’s biggest lineup ever. See the entire lineup below.
THE BLUESFEST 2018 FIRST ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT
ROBERT PLANT AND THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS
THE JOHN BUTLER TRIO
THE NEW POWER GENERATION
CHIC FEATURING NILE RODGERS
FIRST AID KIT
LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL
THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS
JOE LOUIS WALKER
RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS
The 29th Annual Bluesfest will be held at the Tygarah Tea Tree Farm outside of Byron Bay from Thursday March 29 to Monday April 2, 2018. Tickets are available through bluesfest.com.au.