Bluesfest drops second lineup announcement featuring Paul Kelly, Julia Stone and more

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Bluesfest drops second lineup announcement featuring Paul Kelly, Julia Stone and more

Paul Kelly, Gary Clark Jr, and Hozier also join the lineup alongside the first announcement’s Kurt Vile, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Snarky Puppy and more.


Of the second announcement’s 19 acts, ten are female, two contain both male and female members, and seven are all male, whereas the first announcement featured four acts with female members, drawing sharp criticism from activist group LISTEN and the Twittersphere. 



In a statement today, Bluesfest Director Peter Noble said, “This truly is an all killer, no filler announcement from top to bottom with many more to come, and we are very proud of it.”


2019 will also mark Byron Bay Bluesfest’s 30th anniversary, with more lineup announcements to come.


Bluesfest 2019 Second Announcement:

Paul Kelly
David Gray
Julia Stone
Gary Clark Jr.
Mavis Staples (exclusive)
Flogging Molly
Meshell Ndegeocello
Ruthie Foster (exclusive)
Shakey Graves
Anderson East (exclusive)
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Samantha Fish (exclusive)
The War And Treaty (exclusive)
Mojo Juju
Caiti Baker
Deva Mahal (exclusive)
Melody Angel
Hussy Hicks


2019 Bluesfest First Announcement:

Jack Johnson (Exclusive)
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals (Exclusive)
Ray LaMontagne
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic (Exclusive)
Snarky Puppy
Kasey Chambers
St Paul & The Broken Bones (Exclusive)
Nahko And Medicine For The People
Tommy Emmanuel
Colin Hay
Arlo Guthrie
Keb’ Mo’
Tex Perkins
Allen Stone
Richard Clapton
Russell Morris
Kurt Vile & The Violators
Vintage Trouble
The Black Sorrows
The California Honeydrops
Trevor Hall
I’m With Her
Larkin Poe
Irish Mythen
Elephant Sessions
Greensky Bluegrass
Rockwiz Live


Tickets for the 2019 Byron Bay Bluesfest, going down from Thursday April 18 – Monday April 22  at Tygarah Tree Farm, are available here.


Image via Bluesfest.