The fifth and final round of artists to perform at the 21st Anniversary Bluesfest over Easter 2010 has today been announced.
Bluesfest will be held at its permanent new home – at the Tyagarah Tea Tree farm just off the Pacific Highway, 12 minutes north of Byron Bay from Thursday April 1 through to Monday April 5, 2010.
The fifth and final Bluesfest 2010 Artist Announcement: Halfway to Forth, Carney, Clayton Doley’s Organ Donors, Corrina Steel, Cousin Harley, Hat Fitz, Martinez Trio, Mason Rack, Mojo Webb Band, Old Man River, The Snowdroppers, The Blues Preachers, The Wilson Pickers, Wagons, Round Mountain Girls, Blues Train, Steve Smyth, Steiner School Showcase, and Byron High Showcase.
These new names join the artists unveiled in the first 4 Bluesfest announcements:
1st Announcement: Crowded House, Buddy Guy, Roger Hodgson from Supertramp, Gipsy Kings, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club®, Jeff Beck, Lyle Lovett, RocKwiz, Jessica Mauboy, The Swell Season, Newton Faulkner, Dr John & the Lower 911, Bèla Fleck’s African Project Featuring Oumou Sangarè & band, Blue King Brown, Al Di Meola World Sinfonia, Gogol Bordello, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Joe Bonamassa, Peter Green & friends, The Flatlanders, Avett Brothers, Justin Townes Earle, Renee Geyer, Colin Hay Band, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lil Band o’ Gold, Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express, AND Robert Gordon & the Gang They Couldn’t Hang – featuring Chris Spedding (Roxy Music), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), and Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats).
November Jack Johnson Announcement: Jack Johnson (exclusive to Bluesfest), Donavon Frankenreiter, Ozomatli, Galactic, A.L.O (Animal Liberation Orchestra), Matt Costa, Zee Avi, and Neil Halstead.
2nd Announcement: The Fray, John Butler Trio, John Mayall, Taj Mahal, Matisyahu, Angus & Julia Stone, 10cc, Bebel Gilberto, Rodriguez, Jon Cleary: Piano, Bass & Drums, Ross Wilson’s Five Decades Of Cool, The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker, Josh White Jr, Patty Larkin and The Greencards.
3rd Announcement: Troy Cassar Daley, The Break featuring members of Midnight Oil & The Violent Femmes, Kev Carmody & Friends, Dan Sultan, Umphrey’s McGee, Galactic featuring Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Imelda May, Poor Man’s Whiskey (USA) performing their incredible creation ‘Dark Side of the Moonshine’, Music Maker Relief Foundation Proudly Presents: Pat ‘Mother Blues’ Cohen, Eddie Tigner, Dr G.B. Burt, Ardie Dean & Albert White, Jen Cloher & The Endless Sea, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Johnny Green’s Blues Cowboys, Warren H Williams, Narasirato Pan Pipers, Tijuana Cartel, Watussi, The Fumes, Grace Barbe, Tribali (Malta), and Chase The Sun.
4th Announcement: Buddy Knox Band; Banawurun; John Cruz; Kamerunga; LJ Hill; Telek; The Flood; Zennith, Mojo Juju & the Snake Oil Merchants; The Barons of Tang; The Neo; Kaos Kreepshow, Daniel Champagne; Kim Churchill; Joe Robinson, Jason Isbell; EmDee; Eugene Hideaway Bridges; and Ray Beadle.