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Bluesfest Announce Club Shows + ‘Bigger’ Fourth Announcement

Written by Alex Langlands on November 7, 2012

After the announcement that Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant was coming to our shores for the 2013 instalment of Byron Bay’s Bluesfest Festival, excitement rapidly began to build around the festival. Riding upon this excitement, the organisers have unleashed a mammoth round of intimate club shows sure to rustle your jimmies in the best possible way.

Encouraging punters to go clubbing, not like the “neanderthals” at Soho Fridays, but like proper Bluesfest attendees. Including the likes of Jimmy Cliff, a solo Jon Anderson show, Wanda Jackson, Seth Lakeman and a stack more, these shows will bypass the larger venues of Australia, opting for many smaller clubs, which will make securing tickets harder, but the shows will be even more special.

However, the more exciting aspect of the press release came in the closing statements, in which they told of how, come this Sunday (11th of the 11th) they would be unveiling a “Special Bluesfest Artist”, which will feature a big name, stating that this artist “might be bigger than Robert Plant…”. Like many of you, we’re scratching our heads wondering how they can top Robert Plant without booking either The Rolling Stones or Led Zeppelin themselves, but it’s only a matter of days until we find out.

The dates for the aforementioned sideshows are listed below; however, you will have to stick with us as it is a seriously long list. But with this many good artists, you can hardly complain can you.

Jimmy Cliff

Wednesday, 27th March 2013
The Corner, Melbourne
http://bluesfesttouring.com.au / 02 6685 8310 or at the venues

Thursday, 28th March 2013
Metro Theatre, Sydney
http://bluesfesttouring.com.au / 02 6685 8310 or at the venues

Jon Anderson – Solo

Thursday, 28th March 2013
Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane
http://brisbanepowerhouse.org / 07 3358 8600

Wednesday, 3rd April 2013
Lizottes, Newcastle
http://lizottes.com.au / 02 4956 2066

Saturday, 6th April 2013
Factory Theatre, Sydney
http://factorytheatre.com.au / 02 9550 3666

Wednesday, 10th April 2013
The Corner, Melbourne
http://bluesfesttouring.com.au / 02 6685 8310

Sunday, 14th April 2013
The Gov, Adelaide
http://bluesfesttouring.com.au / 02 6685 8310

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Monday, 1st April 2013
Lizottes, Newcastle
http://lizottes.com.au / 02 4956 2066

Tuesday, 26th March 2013
The Arts Centre, Hamer Hall, Melbourne
With TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND
http://artscentremelbourne.com.au / 1300 182 183

Sunday, 31st March 2013
Enmore Theatre, Sydney
With Tedeschi Trucks Band
http://ticketek.com.au / 132 849

Wanda Jackson

Tuesday, 19th March 2013
The Gov, Adelaide

Wednesday, 20th March 2013
The Corner, Melbourne

Saturday, 23rd March 2013
Factory Theatre, Sydney

Monday, 25th March 2013
Lizottes, Newcastle
http://lizottes.com.au 02 4956 2066

Wednesday, 27th March 2013
The Old Museum, Brisbane

Bettye Lavette

Thursday, 4th April 2013
The Corner, Melbourne

Friday, 5th April 2013
The Factory Theatre, Sydney
(Reserved seating)

Jake Shimabukuro

Wednesday, 27th March 2013
Powerhouse, Brisbane
http://brisbanepowerhouse.org / 07 3358 8600

Sunday, 31st March 2013
Lizottes, Newcastle
http://lizottes.com.au / 02 4956 2066

Monday, 1st April 2013
Lizottes, Central Coast (NSW)
http://lizottes.com.au / 02 4368 2017

Wednesday, 3rd April 2013
Lizottes, Sydney
http://lizottes.com.au / 02 9984 9933

Thursday, 4 April 2013
The Basement, Sydney
http://bluesfesttouring.com.au / 02 6685 8310 and at the Venue

Friday, 5th April 2013
The Corner, Melbourne
http://bluesfesttouring.com.au / 02 6685 8310 and at the Venue

Saturday, 6th April 2013
The Gov, Adelaide
http://bluesfesttouring.com.au / 02 6685 8310 and at the Venue

Shawn Colvin

Sunday, 31st March 2013
The Basement, Sydney
http://bluesfesttouring.com.au / 02 6685 8310 and at the venue

Monday, 1st April 2013
The Corner, Melbourne
http://bluesfesttouring.com.au / 02 6685 8310 and at the venue

Seth Lakeman

Wednesday, 20th March 2013
Notes (Newtown), Sydney
http://noteslive.net.au 02 9557 5111

Thursday, 21st March 2013
Lizottes (Dee Why), Sydney
http://lizottes.com.au 02 9984 9933

Friday, 22nd March 2013
Lizottes (Kincumber), Central Coast (NSW)
http://lizottes.com.au 02 4368 2017

Saturday, 23rd March 2013
Lizottes, Newcastle (NSW)
http://lizottes.com.au 02 4956 2066

Sunday, 24th March 2013
Brass Monkey (Cronulla), Sydney
http://brassmonkey.com.au 02 9544 3844

Ben Caplan

Wednesday, 3rd April 2013
Notes, Sydney
http://bluesfesttouring.com.au 02 6685 8310

Thursday, 4th April 2013
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
http://bluesfesttouring.com.au 02 6685 8310

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