The Bluesfest 2021 lineup just got even better, with eight more beloved Australian acts revealed for next year’s event in the festival’s third artist announcement.
Headlined by The Church, who will be making their Bluesfest debut, the latest artists announcement will also see Kate Miller-Heidke, The Living End, The Angels, Ross Wilson and The Peaceniks, Blue King Brown, Jeff Lang and Kara Grainger hitting the stage at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm next year.
The freshly revealed acts join an already stacked lineup which includes the like of Patti Smith and Her Band, George Benson, Bon Iver, Jimmy Barnes, Kool & The Gang, The Wailers, Briggs, The Teskey Brothers, Kev Carmody, and many more.
“Look at this line up – all that talent. When it comes to musical talent Australia is an embarrassment of riches and it is a privilege to create a line up to clearly showcase that very fact,” said Bluesfest Festival Director, Peter Noble OAM.
Bluesfest 2021 will take place next Easter in its usual home just north of Byron Bay. Last month, the festival organisers revealed they are working with the government in order to deliver a COVID-safe festival after being forced to cancel this year’s event due to restrictions on mass gatherings.
Check out the line-up as it stands below.
BYRON BAY BLUESFEST 2021
1 - 5 April 2021, Byron Bay
THE CHURCH | KATE-MILLER HEDIKE | THE LIVING END
THE ANGELS | ROSS WILSON AND THE PEACENIKS
BLUE KING BROWN | JEFF LANG | KARA GRAINGER
BON IVER | TASH SULTANA | JIMMY BARNES
GEORGE BENSON | PATTI SMITH AND HER BAND
ZIGGY ALBERTS | THE TESKEY BROTHERS
JOHN BUTLER | XAVIER RUDD | THE CAT EMPIRE
KEV CARMODY | TROY CASSAR-DALEY | BRIGGS
IAN MOSS | RUSSELL MORRIS
KOOL & THE GANG | THE GIPSY KINGS
KASEY CHAMBERS | THE WAIFS | HIATUS KAIYOTE
MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD
WEDDINGS PARTIES ANYTHING | NATHAN CAVALERI
LP | MORCHEEBA | THE BLACK SORROWS
MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA | CHAIN | BACKSLIDERS
TORI KELLY | BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE
THE WAILERS PERFORM SONGS FROM 'LEGEND'
JIMMIE VAUGHAN | JOHN MAYALL
TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE
THE MARCUS KING BAND | CHRISTONE 'KINGFISH' INGRAM
LARKIN POE | HARTS PLAYS HENDRIX | ASH GRUNWALD
KIM CHURCHILL | MAMA KIN SPENDER
WALTER TROUT | THE BAMBOOS
ALL OUR EXES LIVE IN TEXAS | THE WAR & TREATY
CORY HENRY & THE FUNK APOSTLES
MICK THOMAS' ROVING COMMISSION | DAMI IM
PIERCE BROTHERS | EMILY WURRAMARA
ROSHANI | RAY BEADLE | HENRY WAGONS
HUSSY HICKS | PACEY, KING & DOLEY
DANIEL CHAMPAGNE | LITTLE GEORGIA
BUSKING COMPETITION & WINNERS
THE AUSTRALIAN AMERICANA MUSIC HONOURS