Bluesfest 2015

  • The Black Keys Are Ready To Play Live Again Following Drummer’s Injury
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    The Black Keys Are Ready To Play Live Again Following Drummer’s Injury

    The Black Keys‘ frontman Dan Auerbach has confirmed that the rock duo are ready to get back on stage, now that his bandmate Patrick Carney has almost fully recovered from the shoulder injury which saw the pair cancel their Turn Blue Australian tour and headline slot at Bluesfest 2015. In a recent interview with NME,

  • Watch Bluesfest Security Tackle Sticky Fingers’ Frontman After A Stage-Dive
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    Watch Bluesfest Security Tackle Sticky Fingers’ Frontman After A Stage-Dive

    Sticky Fingers tore up the Bluesfest stage this past weekend but their set almost went on without their frontman Dylan “Diz” Frost who was being tackled by security at one point after he was mistaken for a stage-diving fan. The band uploaded footage of the mix up (below) onto their Facebook page, showing Frost’s attempt

  • Bluesfest Are Keeping Their Black Keys Replacement A Secret
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    Bluesfest Are Keeping Their Black Keys Replacement A Secret

    Byron Bay’s Bluesfest was left with a Black Keys-shaped hole in its lineup this week after drummer Patrick Carney’s ongoing shoulder injury forced the blues rockers to cancel their upcoming Australian tour dates. Intriguingly, today the festival have revealed they will be keeping the name of the Keys’ replacement act a secret until festival day.

  • Rodrigo Y Gabriela Talk Bluesfest, New Projects & Meeting The Obamas
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    Rodrigo Y Gabriela Talk Bluesfest, New Projects & Meeting The Obamas

    Mexican acoustic guitar rockers Rodrigo y Gabriela – Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero – are unlikely pop stars, no matter how rousing their live shows. Last year they rehabilitated the concept album with 9 Dead Alive, its songs inspired by enduringly influential historical figures – from pioneering Spanish guitarist Antonio de Torres Jurado (the token

  • Bluesfest 2015 Adds Four New Acts To Festival’s Opening Night
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    Bluesfest 2015 Adds Four New Acts To Festival’s Opening Night

    With Byron Bay Bluesfest 2015 only three weeks away, organisers have secured some fresh faces for the festival’s opening night. Aussies Angus & Julia Stone, Boy & Bear and Sticky Fingers will now play the festival’s Thursday night, with Jurassic 5 adding an additional performance on the very same evening. Having already lost rocker Lenny

  • Lenny Kravitz Cancels Australian Tour, Including Bluesfest Headline Slot
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    Lenny Kravitz Cancels Australian Tour, Including Bluesfest Headline Slot

    Lenny Kravitz has announced the cancellation of his upcoming Australian tour, including his headline appearance at Bluesfest 2015. He has not confirmed any replacement dates. “Unfortunately, due to contractual scheduling conflicts beyond my control I will not be able to come to Australia to perform. I have been looking forward to coming to play for

  • Bluesfest 2015 Set Times Unveiled, Includes 14 New Acts
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    Bluesfest 2015 Set Times Unveiled, Includes 14 New Acts

    If the 2015 Byron Bay Bluesfest lineup wasn’t already big enough, it’s now even bigger. Organisers have added 14 more acts to the festival, whilst also releasing official timetables so that punters can plan out their itineraries. With Bluesfest only six weeks away, Indigenous Australian artist Frank Yamma has been added to the lineup. His

  • Counting Crows Add Brisbane Show To 2015 Australian Tour
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    Counting Crows Add Brisbane Show To 2015 Australian Tour

    American rockers Counting Crows have blessed their Aussie fans, with a Brisbane show now part of the group’s 2015 Australian headline tour, which is taking place around their Bluesfest 2015 appearances. The one-off Brisbane concert is slated to take place on Sunday, 12th April. Having just wrapped up a US tour, Counting Crows are ready

  • Sheppard Cancel Bluesfest In Favour Of US Tour
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    Sheppard Cancel Bluesfest In Favour Of US Tour

    Brisbane pop rock outfit Sheppard have announced they will be cancelling their previously scheduled appearance at the upcoming Bluesfest in Byron Bay due to “scheduling conflicts” with their current US tour. “To all of our fans back home in Australia: It is with great sadness that recent scheduling conflicts have forced us to withdraw from

  • WIN: Tickets To Mariachi El Bronx’s Bluesfest Sideshows
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    WIN: Tickets To Mariachi El Bronx’s Bluesfest Sideshows

    Mariachi El Bronx, the alter ego of LA hardcore punk outfit The Bronx, are headed to Australia this April for Bluesfest. They’re doing a few sideshows too, for those who can’t make it to Byron. We wouldn’t want anybody to miss out on seeing these guys live so we’re giving you the chance to win

  • EXCLUSIVE: Watch Mariachi El Bronx Serenade Their LA Guitar Maker
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    EXCLUSIVE: Watch Mariachi El Bronx Serenade Their LA Guitar Maker

    Mariachi El Bronx, the charro-suited reincarnation of LA punks The Bronx, know that authentic mariachi music needs authentic mariachi instruments. The latest installment of the group’s Sonos Studio mini-series sees them buttering up their beloved LA guitar maker with some sweet, sweet music. Mariachi El Bronx’s behind-the-scenes video (below) captures their day at Candelas Guitars,

  • Bluesfest 2015 Sideshows: Justin Townes Earle, Hunter Hayes
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    Bluesfest 2015 Sideshows: Justin Townes Earle, Hunter Hayes

    American singer-songwriters Hunter Hayes (pictured) and Justin Townes Earle have both announced sets of headline shows around their appearances at Bluesfest 2015. Country singer Hunter Hayes’ Bluesfest expedition will be his first-ever tour of Australia. The 23-year-old released his second studio album Storyline in May 2014, around the same time he claimed the Guinness World

  • Hozier Announces Australian Headline Shows
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    Hozier Announces Australian Headline Shows

    Irish singer-songwriter Andrew Hozier-Byrne, better known as Hozier, has locked in two Bluesfest 2015 sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne to take place in March, prior to his appearance at the festival in early April. 24-year-old Hozier released his debut EP Take Me To Church in 2013, bolstered by his breakout Grammy-nominated single of the same

  • Hozier, Switchfoot Among Latest Bluesfest 2015 Lineup Additions
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    Hozier, Switchfoot Among Latest Bluesfest 2015 Lineup Additions

    Byron Bay’s Bluesfest have already locked in over 60 acts for their 2015 lineup, and today they’ve dropped another huge round of additions, headed up by Irish singer-songwriter sensation Hozier. Also included in the sixth Bluesfest lineup announcement are US alternative rock outfit Switchfoot, Irish contemporary rockers The Waterboys, young rising US country star Hunter

  • Bluesfest 2015 Sideshows: Donavon Frankenreiter, SOJA, Blue King Brown & More
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    Bluesfest 2015 Sideshows: Donavon Frankenreiter, SOJA, Blue King Brown & More

    Bluesfest Touring have added even more headline shows to their 2015 touring calendar, announcing new sideshows for Bluesfest festival performers Donavon Frankenreiter, SOJA and Blue King Brown, JJ Grey and Dispatch. Frankenreiter is one of the most recent additions to the Bluesfest lineup, and has already lined up a show in Western Australia supporting Michael

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