And with five stages worth of action over five jam-packed days, it’s well worth using the timetable to formulate an itinerary and make sure you don’t end up accidentally missing any of your favourite acts.
“This is what every festival attendee hangs out for – the playing schedule, we call it the form guide,” announced Bluesfest Festival Director Peter Noble. “It contains all the times and set lengths of the shows.”
And speaking of set lengths, there’s plenty of exciting news on that front, with most of the festival headliners performing full 90-minute (and some even massive 120-minute) length shows.
“At Bluesfest, artists are given the opportunity to play full performances wherever possible and you will see full two hour shows with D’Angelo (Saturday), Joe Bonamassa (Saturday), UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey Virtue (Sunday) and Tedeschi Trucks Band (Thursday),” Noble continued.
“When the Wailers present Bob Marley’s classic album Legend on Sunday, the audience will get to see the full 100 minute performance.
“Artists such as Brian Wilson, Jason Isbell, The Word, The National, City and Colour, The Cat Empire, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Melisssa Etheridge, Jackson Browne and more will be presenting their full 90 minute concert performances. There are no cut down performances at Bluesfest.”
Bluesfest 2016 will run from Thursday 24th March – Monday 28th March at Byron Bay’s Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm.
Whip out your highlighter and check out the official timetable and full lineup details below.
UPDATE 26/02/16: Don McLean has pulled out of Bluesfest 2016 and has postponed his Australian tour until 2017. His management has released a statement explaining the cancellations.
Bluesfest 2016 Lineup
The Mick Fleetwood Band
Eagles Of Death Metal
Playing For Change Band
Eugene Hideaway Bridges
Emma Donovan & The Putbacks
Blind Boy Paxton
The “Original” Blues Brothers Band
The Blind Boys Of Alabama
Jeff Martin (The Tea Party)
Tex Perkins & The Ape
D’Angelo And The Vanguard
Cold War Kids
The Bros. Landreth
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Steve Earle and The Dukes
Nahko and Medicine For The People
The National – Bluesfest exclusive
City And Colour
UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey Virtue – Bluesfest exclusive
Joe Bonamassa – Bluesfest exclusive
Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Cat Empire
Lukas Nelson & The Promise Of The Real
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Thursday, 24th March – Monday, 28th March 2016
Byron Bay Bluesfest 2016
Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, NSW