The already massive and eclectic Bluesfest 2016 lineup has just been imbued with a whole lot of soul, with the addition of another stack of incredible artists to the dream bill, including master of soul D’Angelo who will be touring with his current band, The Vanguard.
D’Angelo will be showcasing his latest and universally acclaimed album, Black Messiah which marked his return to music after over a decade, as well as his lauded back catalogue. The soul man was last in the country for Soulfest in 2014.
2016 is shaping up to be a huge year for Bluesfest as they have already announced massive names like Kendrick Lamar, The National, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and City and Colour.
It’s all set to kick off on Thursday, 24th March 2016 and run over the Easter long weekend which means you don’t need to take much time off work in order to facilitate a cheeky Byron Bay getaway.
If you’re keen to get planning, you can see which artists are playing on what days here.
UPDATE 03/12/15: Even more artists have been added to the Bluesfest 2016 lineup including The “Original” Blues Brothers Band.
UPDATE 04/02/16: Eagles Of Death Metal plus a slew of other names have been added in the final lineup announcement.
Watch: D’Angelo – Really Love
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
Tickets to Bluesfest 2016 are on sale now.