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
Experience Jimi Hendrix
Ray Beadle And The Silver Dollars
Glenn Cardier And The Sideshow
Blind Boy Paxton
Miles Electric Band
Patti Smith And Her Band Acoustic Set
Billy Bragg And Joe Henry
Tony Joe White
The Record Company
The Mountain Goats
The California Honeydrops
Neil Young & Promise Of The Real
The Doobie Brothers
Mary J. Blige
Corinne Bailey Rae
Nahko And Medicine For The People
Zac Brown Band
Patti Smith And Her Band Perform Horses
Buddy Guy (Exclusive)
Mavis Staples (Exclusive)
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Beth Hart (Exclusive)
Booker T Presents The Stax Records Revue
Rickie Lee Jones
Tickets on sale now
Thursday, 13th – Monday, 17th April
Byron Bay, NSW