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The 2017 Bluesfest Lineup Just Got Even Bigger, Somehow

Written by Mike Hohnen on November 15, 2016

Another week, another addition to the lineup for Bluesfest 2017. Today, organisers have gifted us with the seventh lineup announcement, this time focusing on all things six-stringed, tagging a run of the world’s most virtuosic guitar players.

The new additions include (but aren’t limited to) the Australian production of Experience Jimi Hendrix, which features a small group of Aussie greats from Rose Tattoo and Hoodoo Gurus, who have a nasty habit of selling out venues wherever they go.

Davy Knowles, formerly of Back Door Slam, has also been confirmed. Blind Boy Paxton will be returning to Australia to sooth swelling demand and Melody Angel, who punters may know from around the Chicago nightclub scene, arrives as an artist Bluesfest’s Peter Nobel has on his ‘do not miss’ list. Eric Gales, largely regarded as one of the best axemen in the world, will also be making the trip down.

It’s starting to get pretty difficult to not buy tickets to Bluesfest 2017, especially seeing just how pumped Noble is for this year’s edition.

“Along with those already announced, we have some truly amazing Blues artists performing this year for your enjoyment – a mix of new and returning Blues artists – right up the alley of any Blues fan, so let’s get into it at Easter! Can’t wait,” he says.

The list of guitarists already join a lineup which also includes Santana, Buddy Guy, Mary J Blidge, Barry Gibb and so, so, so many more. Check it out, below.

UPDATE 02/12/16: Neil Young has cancelled his appearance at Bluesfest 2017.

Watch: Jeff Lang – ‘Cedar Grove’ (Melbourne Guitar Show 2015)

Bluesfest 2017 Lineup

Eric Gales
Mud Morganfield
Devon Allman
Experience Jimi Hendrix
Jeff Lang
Ray Beadle And The Silver Dollars
Lloyd Spiegel
Glenn Cardier And The Sideshow
Davy Knowles
Blind Boy Paxton
Melody Angel

Joining…

Madness
Miles Electric Band
Patti Smith And Her Band Acoustic Set
Billy Bragg And Joe Henry
Slightly Stoopid
Rhiannon Giddens
Tony Joe White
Max Jury
The Record Company
The Mountain Goats
The California Honeydrops
Trevor Hall

Joining…

Barry Gibb

Joining…

Neil Young & Promise Of The Real

Joining…

Santana
The Doobie Brothers

Joining…

Mary J. Blige
Corinne Bailey Rae
Michael Kiwanuka
Nahko And Medicine For The People
Gallant
The Suffers

Joining…

Zac Brown Band
Patti Smith And Her Band Perform Horses
The Lumineers
Buddy Guy (Exclusive)
Bonnie Raitt
Mavis Staples (Exclusive)
Billy Bragg
Jethro Tull
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Gregory Porter
Snarky Puppy
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Beth Hart (Exclusive)
Laura Mvula
Roy Ayers
Booker T Presents The Stax Records Revue
Andrew Bird
Rickie Lee Jones
Joan Osborne
Turin Brakes
The Strumbellas
Jake Shimabukuro
Dumpstaphunk
Nikki Hill
Irish Mythen

Bluesfest 2017
Tickets on sale now

Thursday, 13th – Monday, 17th April
Byron Bay, NSW
Tickets: Bluesfest

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