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Bluesfest Adds Jimmy Buffett And The Coral Reefers To 2017 Lineup

Written by Tom Williams on January 11, 2017

Byron Bay Bluesfest has added the master of Margaritaville himself, Jimmy Buffet, to its 2017 lineup.

Buffet and his band The Coral Reefers will perform exclusively at Bluesfest during their upcoming trip down under, where they’re sure to drop a bunch of classic tracks like ‘Cheeseburger In Paradise’ and ‘Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes’.

With a discography that’s over 50 albums strong, Buffett has a vault of tracks to choose from, and is ready to let loose with Aussie Parrotheads this Easter long weekend.

“When Jimmy Buffett isn’t sailing on his yacht, or hanging out at his beach shack in the Caribbean, he plays where and when he wants to… and he has chosen Bluesfest this time,” says Bluesfest Festival Director Peter Noble.

“Yes there are restaurants and hotels named after his famous song, ‘Margaritaville.’ When Jimmy does decide to go on tour, he is one of the highest grossing artists anywhere. This is a coup, and Bluesfest is proud to bring him to our stage.”

Buffett joins a Bluesfest lineup which already includes the likes of Patti Smith, Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, Santana, The Doobie Brothers, The Lumineers and Jethro Tull, and the festival is promising even more artist announcements in the coming weeks.

Catch the full Bluesfest 2017 lineup, below.

Listen: Jimmy Buffett – ‘Margaritaville’ (With Lyrics)

2017 Bluesfest Lineup

JIMMY BUFFETT & THE CORAL REEFERS (EXCLUSIVE)

…joining

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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