Bluesfest Sideshows 2015

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Lenny Kravitz Locks In Australian Headline Shows
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    Lenny Kravitz Locks In Australian Headline Shows

    UPDATE 27/02/15: Lenny Kravitz has cancelled his upcoming Australian tour, including his headlining set at Bluesfest. Festival organisers say they are working on a replacement act for the opening night slot, but Kravitz’s solo dates have yet to be re-scheduled. See refund options, here. Having already been announced to headline the opening night of Bluesfest

  • Alabama Shakes Lock In Headline Sydney Show
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    Alabama Shakes Lock In Headline Sydney Show

    American soul rockers Alabama Shakes have locked in a Sydney headline date for next year. The performance will be the band’s one and only headline show in Sydney, around the time they’re set to play Bluesfest and Big Sky Blues & Roots Festival in early April. Led by the powerful vocals of Brittany Howard, Alabama

  • Ben Howard Bluesfest 2015 Sideshows Announced
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    Ben Howard Bluesfest 2015 Sideshows Announced

    Ben Howard has announced a run of headlining dates to coincide with his performance at next year’s Byron Bay Bluesfest. The English indie folk singer/songwriter will play Fremantle’s Art Centre, Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena and the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney during March. These newly added gigs come alongside Howard’s perviously announced Sydney Opera House performance,

  • Counting Crows Announce 2015 Australian Headline Tour Dates
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    Counting Crows Announce 2015 Australian Headline Tour Dates

    Californian rock band Counting Crows will follow their appearance at Byron Bay Bluesfest 2015 with a set of four headline shows across the country. The band’s dynamic live show will make its way through Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Sydney after the group perform at Bluesfest on 2nd April. Counting Crows are touring the US at

  • Bluesfest 2015 Sideshows: Jurassic 5, John Mayall, Keb’ Mo’ & More
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    Bluesfest 2015 Sideshows: Jurassic 5, John Mayall, Keb’ Mo’ & More

    Another impressive collection of Bluesfest 2015 sideshows has arrived, locking in headline dates for more festival acts who will perform around the country in March and April 2015. The announcement confirms headline dates for hip hop icons Jurassic 5, blues man John Mayall, American roots artist Keb’ Mo’, blues and rockabilly outfit Dave Alvin and

  • Frank Turner Bluesfest 2015 Sideshows Announced
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    Frank Turner Bluesfest 2015 Sideshows Announced

    Bluesfest 2015 act Frank Turner has announced six Australian sideshows happening throughout the month April. Playing with his backing band The Sleeping Souls, the UK singer-songwriter will headline Perth, Adelaide, Newcastle, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Geelong, in addition to two New Zealand shows in Auckland and Wellington. Turner is touring behind his fifth studio album

  • Paolo Nutini Bluesfest 2015 Sideshows Announced
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    Paolo Nutini Bluesfest 2015 Sideshows Announced

    Scottish soul rock musician Paolo Nutini is all set to play his own Australian and New Zealand headlining shows when he visits next year as part of Byron Bay Bluesfest 2015. The Aus festival sideshows will take place in Sydney and Melbourne. It’s been some time since Nutini toured Australia. His last visit was in

  • Michael Franti’s Soulshine Mini-Festival Locks In Australian Dates
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    Michael Franti’s Soulshine Mini-Festival Locks In Australian Dates

    Soulshine, the mini-festival developed by musician Michael Franti, will makes its Australian debut in April 2015. The music and yoga-infused event will take place not only at Bluesfest 2015, but also in venues in Melbourne and Sydney. Soulshine will feature performances from Franti and his band Spearhead, as well as reggae outfit SOJA and singer-songwriter

  • Gary Clark Jr. Bluesfest 2015 Sideshows Announced
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    Gary Clark Jr. Bluesfest 2015 Sideshows Announced

    Blues rocker Gary Clark Jr. will be touring Australia in the near future as part of the Byron Bay 2015 Bluesfest lineup, and now Aussie fans will have the chance to see the guitar virtuoso up close and personal at two intimate headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney. In addition to his Bluesfest performance Gary

  • Music At The House Unveils Gigantic Summer Lineup
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    Music At The House Unveils Gigantic Summer Lineup

    The Sydney Opera House’s 2015 Music At The House summer program is a biggie. The venue’s contemporary music program will present 20 performances between December 2014 and April 2015, with artists such as Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li, beat-wizard Flying Lotus, synth-pop outfit Little Dragon and the ever-controversial Sinead O’Connor set to play the building’s iconic

  • Bluesfest 2015 Sideshows: Gipsy Kings, David Gray, Michael Franti & More
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    Bluesfest 2015 Sideshows: Gipsy Kings, David Gray, Michael Franti & More

    The second juicy batch of Bluesfest 2015 sideshows has officially dropped. Just like the first round of sideshows announced last month, the second features some big names from the Byron Bay festival who are ready to perform around the country in March and April 2015. Flamenco masters The Gipsy Kings will play Bluesfest sideshows in

  • Mariachi El Bronx Announce Australian Headline Shows For 2015
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    Mariachi El Bronx Announce Australian Headline Shows For 2015

    Mariachi El Bronx, the Charro-suited alter ego of LA hardcore punk outfit The Bronx, have announced three Bluesfest 2015 sideshows for fans in Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne. The band will bring tunes from their forthcoming album Mariachi El Bronx (III) to punters with intimate shows next April. Mariachi El Bronx last toured Australia as part

  • Band Of Skulls Bluesfest 2015 Sideshows Announced
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    Band Of Skulls Bluesfest 2015 Sideshows Announced

    Southampton rockers Band Of Skulls have announced two Bluesfest 2015 sideshows for Melbourne and Sydney, which will see the band play intimate venues in both cities. Band Of Skulls were last in the country for a run of east coast shows in June, in celebration of their third studio album, Himalayan, which was released in

  • Train Announce ‘Bulletproof Picasso’ Australian Tour Dates
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    Train Announce ‘Bulletproof Picasso’ Australian Tour Dates

    Recent visitors Train have announced they will make their return to Australian shores this April as part of their world tour supporting seventh studio album Bulletproof Picasso. This short run of dates will see the San Franciscan three-time Grammy award-winners hitting up venues in Melbourne and Sydney. The group first came to the world’s attention

  • Bluesfest 2015 Sideshows: George Clinton, Beth Hart, G.Love & More
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    Bluesfest 2015 Sideshows: George Clinton, Beth Hart, G.Love & More

    The first batch of Bluesfest 2015 sideshows are in, with some of the acts named on next year’s illustrious festival roster announcing their own set of solo dates and thus setting the pace for an impressive 2015 Bluesfest touring Season. First up, Bluesfest 2014 standout Beth Hart is heading back for her second round of

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