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Bluesfest 2012 Line-up – Fourth Announcement

Written by Brayden Darke on January 17, 2012

The fourth round of artists for Byron Bay’s Bluesfest 2012 has been revealed. This time around we’ve been promised more than 30 artists, including some very special headliners and the return of previous favourites.

Joining three previous announcement artists such as Roger Daltrey, Earth Wind & Fire, Crosby Stills & Nash and Zappa Plays Zappa will be John Fogerty who will perform two classic Creedence Clearwater Revival albums, Ziggy Marley, Candi Staton plus more.

This years line-up has a blend of music across the board. Everything from ska-punk, reggae, hip hop, dub, folk, roots, and American soul to alt-country. Wow there is something in here for everyone!

Australia’s legendary pub rock band, Cold Chisel will headline the first day of this year’s festival at Tyagarah Tea Tree farm in Byron Bay. The legendary Australian band will close out the main stage on Thursday 5th of April.

Bluesfest 2012 Line-Up (updated)

John Fogerty (Performing Music of Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Ziggy Marley
Candi Staton
David Bromberg Band
Canned Heat
Vusi Mahlasela
Richard Clapton
Blitzen Trapper
the Audreys
Backsliders
Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges
Ray Beadle
Joanne Shaw Taylor
Hat Fitz & Cara
Tribali
Watussi
Eagle and the Worm
Mat. Mchugh (the Beautiful Girls)
Dubmarine
Mama Kin
Tijuana Cartel
Benjalu
Carus Thompson
Kim Churchill
Dallas Frasca
Marshall & the Fro
Ashleigh Mannix
Ollie Brown
Kooii
Lachlan Bryan

Joining:

Cold Chisel
Sublime with Rome
Zappa Plays Zappa
Dawes
James Vincent McMorrow
Josh Pyke
Blue King Brown
Eileen Jewell
1814
Busby Marou
Melbourne Ska Orchestra
Crosby Stills & Nash
The Specials
Lucinda Williams
John Hiatt & The Combo
Donovan
Angelique Kidjo
Seasick Steve
Keb Mo
Nick Lowe
Rosie Ledet
Seth Lakeman
Harry Manx
Fabulous Thunderbirds and Alabama 3
Roger Daltrey
Earth Wind & Fire
The Pogues
John Butler Trio
YES
Buddy Guy
Maceo Parker
My Morning Jacket
Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot!
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Jonny Lang
Yann Tiersen
Steve Earle
Justin Townes Earle
Trombone Shorty
The Jayhawks

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