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2017 Bluesfest Lineup Expands (Again) With ‘Boomerang Festival’ Additions

Written by Tom Williams on March 16, 2017

The 2017 lineup for Byron Bay Bluesfest has expanded once again, with the addition of a packed roster for Boomerang Festival, Bluesfest’s festival-within-a-festival.

The Indigenous-led event, curated by Bundjalung woman Rhoda Roberts, will bring a lineup of music, dance and interactive workshops to this year’s Bluesfest, with artists from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Tibet, including the likes of Leonard Sumner, Yirrmal, Emily Wurramara and Tenzin Choegyal.

“Let’s begin the healing together and dance to the new music, listen to the language and witness the ancient and the accessible. Now the time is right,” Mrs Roberts says.

“Boomerang Festival in conjunction with Bluesfest knows it’s time to redefine the great experiences of festivals. Come and dip your toe in.”

This year’s Boomerang artists join a huge Bluesfest lineup which features the likes of Neil Finn, Jet frontman Nic Cester, Kasey Chambers, Courtney Barnett, Santana and Patti Smith. View the full updated lineup, below.

Bluesfest unveiled its 2017 set times earlier this month.

Watch: Leonard Sumner – ‘Best of Me’ (AMP SESSIONS)

2017 Bluesfest Lineup

Boomerang Festival Lineup

LEONARD SUMNER

OKA

YIRRMAL

AIRILEKE AND RIZE OF THE MORNING STAR

EMILY WURRAMARA

TENZIN CHOEGYAL

TE KOPERE MAORI HEALERS

EXCELSIOR

JANNAWI DANCE CLAN

BUNDJALUNG ARTISTS AND WEAVING

joining…

NAS WITH GUESTS THE SOUL REBELS

KASEY CHAMBERS

BUSBY MAROU

WOUTER KELLERMAN

LITTLE GEORGIA

LUCY GALLANT

joining…

NEIL FINN

VINTAGE TROUBLE

NIC CESTER

PLAYING FOR CHANGE

ELLIS HALL |VASTI JACKSON

REMI

WILSON PICKERS

ROUND MOUNTAIN GIRLS

AUSTRALIAN UKULELE SHOW

IVY

joining…

COURTNEY BARNETT

JIMMY BUFFETT & THE CORAL REEFERS (EXCLUSIVE)

SANTANA

ZAC BROWN BAND

PATTI SMITH AND HER BAND PERFORM HORSES

PATTI SMITH AND HER BAND ACOUSTIC

MARY J. BLIGE

THE LUMINEERS

BUDDY GUY (EXCLUSIVE)

THE DOOBIE BROTHERS

MADNESS

BONNIE RAITT

MAVIS STAPLES (EXCLUSIVE)

BILLY BRAGG

BILLY BRAGG AND JOE HENRY

SIR ROSEVELT

JETHRO TULL

MILES ELECTRIC BAND

TROMBONE SHORTY AND ORLEANS AVENUE

RICKIE LEE JONES

GREGORY PORTER

SNARKY PUPPY

SLIGHTLY STOOPID

ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES

CORINNE BAILEY RAE

BETH HART (EXCLUSIVE)

LAURA MVULA

MICHAEL KIWANUKA

ANDREW BIRD

RHIANNON GIDDENS

BOOKER T. PRESENTS THE STAX RECORDS REVIEW

EXPERIENCE JIMI HENDRIX

GALLANT

ROY AYERS

ERIC GALES

MUD MORGANFIELD

DEVON ALLMAN

MAX JURY

NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE

TURIN BRAKES

BLIND BOY PAXTON

TREVOR HALL

JAKE SHIMABUKURO

DUMPSTAPHUNK

THE RECORD COMPANY

THE MOUNTAIN GOATS

TONY JOE WHITE

THE SUFFERS (EXCLUSIVE)

NIKKI HILL THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS

JEFF LANG

RAY BEADLE AND THE SILVER DOLLARS LLOYD SPIEGEL

JOAN OSBORNE

GLENN CARDIER AND THE SIDESHOW

DAVY KNOWLES

MELODY ANGEL IRISH MYTHEN

THE STRUMBELLAS

+ More to be announced

Bluesfest 2017

Tickets on sale now

Thursday, 13th – Monday, 17th April

Byron Bay, NSW

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