And by big, we mean BIG! Patti Smith, Zac Brown Band, and The Lumineers are perched at the top of the bill, with Bluesfest exclusives Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples and Beth Hart also rounding a huge first announcement.
The Bluesfest line-ups are always pretty spectacular, but this year Director Peter Noble promises that they are only getting started: “Bluesfest 2017 is going to go down as one of our great ones…and you ain’t seen nothing yet. And I mean it.”
Zac Brown Band, Patti Smith, The Lumineers, Buddy Guy (only Aus show), Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples (only Aus show), Billy Bragg, Jethro Tull, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Gregory Porter, Snarky Puppy, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Beth Hart (only Aus show), Laura Mvula, Roy Ayers, Booker T Presents The Stax Records Revue, Andrew Bird, Rickie Lee Jones, Joan Osborne, Turin Brakes, The Strumbellas, Jake Shimabukuro, Dumpstaphunk, Nikki Hill and Irish Mythen.
As always, Bluesfest will be held over the Easter weekend, April 13 – 17, at the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just outside of Byron Bay. For tickets, head to bluesfest.com.au.