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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
Tickets: Bluesfest

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