Image for Counting Crows Plus Stacks More Added To Bluesfest 2013 LineupHeaps more bands added to the mix.

Counting Crows Plus Stacks More Added To Bluesfest 2013 Lineup

Written by Mike Hohnen on November 28, 2012

Just when you thought that the lineup for next year’s Bluesfest was already bursting at the seams, organisers have gone ahead, much to our delight, and added a whole heap more bands to the mix. Joining an already legendary selection of artists will be the likes of Counting Crows, The Lumineers and plenty more goodness.

The latest lineup addition could actually be big enough to be its own festival. Taj Mahal have been added to the bill as well as Shuggie Otis, Kitty Daisy & Lewis and Ben Howard. In one fell swoop, Bluesfest has managed to provide a perfect cross section of blues, rock, alternative, reggae, jam, gospel, soul, and all the rest for their already spoiled clientele.

“It’s one hell of a line up and I am really proud,” says top dog Peter Noble of the new additions, adding, “This announcement is a pick of many genres; it’s a cross section with a very strong Blues but also Rock component which we don’t normally book very much but is multiplied in this release. There is Blues Rock, American Rock, Funk Rock, Jam Rock, Roots Rock, Indie Rock, Surf Rock – it’s hard to imagine there are that many different types of rock genres but we have them all in this announcement.”

Along with the additions comes word that Ben Harper will be performing a special solo show on Good Friday. Byron Bay is the place to be for Easter, 2013!

Fourth Announcement

Counting Crows
Ben Harper (solo set)
The Lumineers
Taj Mahal
Shuggie Otis
Kitty Daisy & Lewis
Ben Howard
Tav Falco & The Panther Burns
JD Mcpherson
Royal Southern Brotherhood
SOJA
Jake Shimabukuro
Damien Dempsey

First Lineup Announcement

Ben Harper
Santana
Iggy & The Stooges
Steve Miller Band
Chris Isaak
Wilco
Bonnie Raitt
Dropkick Murphy’s
Glen Hansard with The Frames
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Newton Faulkner
William Elliott Whitmore
Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls
Grace Potter
Playing For Change
Ben Caplan

Second Announcement

Jimmy Cliff
Joan Armatrading
Rodriguez
Robert Cray
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
The Blind Boys Of Alabama
Mavis Staples
Allen Toussaint
Wanda Jackson
Fred Wesley & The New JB’s
Michael Kiwanuka
Bettye Lavette
Luka Bloom
Ruthie Foster
Tony Joe White
Sweet Honey In The Rock
The Duke Robillard Band
Shawn Colvin
Seth Lakeman

Bettye Lavette

Third Announcement

Robert Plant (With Band, The Sensational Space Shifters – ‘Playing Led Zeppelin tracks’ )
Status Quo
Roger Hodgson
Jon Anderson

Local Artists Announcement

The Cat Empire
Fat Freddy’s Drop
Xavier Rudd
Rockwiz Live
The Break (Feat. Members of Midnight Oil, Violent Femmes, Hunters & Collectors)
Beasts of Bourbon
Karise Eden
The Bamboos
The Beards
Melbourne Ska Orchestra
The Snowdroppers
King Cannons
Grey Ghost
Busby Marou
Saskwatch
The Wilson Pickers
Round Mountain Girls
Hat Fitz & Cara
Mason Rack Band
The Songs of The Haight Ashbury Stage Show
Lil Fi & the Dirty Rascals
Wards Xpress

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