Renee Geyer, Hoodoo Gurus and more added to the already stacked Bluesfest lineup

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Renee Geyer, Hoodoo Gurus and more added to the already stacked Bluesfest lineup

Words by Lucas Radbourne

The 2022 edition of Bluesfest adds more local stars to the bill.

Six60, Hoodoo Gurus, Baker Boy, Renee Geyer, Sam Teskey, Kara Grainger and Jeff Martin playing Led Zeppelin will all now play at Bluesfest from April 15 – 18, 2022.

What you need to know

  • Bluesfest has added seven new acts to its 2022 lineup.
  • Organisers are calling the 2022 edition the biggest Bluesfest lineup ever.
  • The festival will run over the Easter long weekend in Byron Bay, from April 15 – 18, 2022.

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Baker Boy joins the lineup as he promotes his upcoming debut album Gela. Sam Teskey will now play a solo show to promote his upcoming album, with his brother also playing a solo gig at the festival before the pair combine to play together as the Teskey Brothers.

ARIA Hall of Famers R&B singer Renee Geyer and Aussie rock legends the Hoodoo Gurus join the lineup, which will also feature Jeff Martin – the frontman from The Tea Party – and platinum-selling New Zealand group SIX60.

Nashville based Kara Grainger returns to Bluesfest after originally debuting at the festival with Papa Lips back in the 1990s.

“The quality and talent on the Bluesfest lineup next Easter long weekend is incomparable and unmatched,” director Peter Noble said.

“SIX60, who helped us celebrate our 30th anniversary back in 2019 and were one of the highlights of that great year are coming back, and have they ever gone up in the world since they last graced us with their presence.

“ARIA Hall of Famers Hoodoo Gurus, with their 40+ year history and anthemic songbook to match, are going to enthral Bluesfest attendees with the songs from their 16 albums. Also playing Good Friday is Yolngu artist, Baker Boy, the Young Australian of the Year in 2019, who is releasing his first album ‘Gela’ in October.

“I pinch myself every time I look at this growing lineup of exceptional talent that will be heading to Bluesfest.”

These artists join the ranks of Aussie powerhouses Midnight Oil, Paul Kelly and Jimmy Barnes to name a few of the star studded roster performing at 2022 Bluesfest.

Bluesfest tickets are on sale now via the Bluesfest website.