The 2017 Bluesfest Lineup Just Got Even Bigger, Somehow

Another week, another addition to the lineup for Bluesfest 2017. Today, organisers have gifted us with the seventh lineup announcement, this time focusing on all things six-stringed, tagging a run of the world’s most virtuosic guitar players.

The new additions include (but aren’t limited to) the Australian production of Experience Jimi Hendrix, which features a small group of Aussie greats from Rose Tattoo and Hoodoo Gurus, who have a nasty habit of selling out venues wherever they go.

Davy Knowles, formerly of Back Door Slam, has also been confirmed. Blind Boy Paxton will be returning to Australia to sooth swelling demand and Melody Angel, who punters may know from around the Chicago nightclub scene, arrives as an artist Bluesfest’s Peter Nobel has on his ‘do not miss’ list. Eric Gales, largely regarded as one of the best axemen in the world, will also be making the trip down.

It’s starting to get pretty difficult to not buy tickets to Bluesfest 2017, especially seeing just how pumped Noble is for this year’s edition.

“Along with those already announced, we have some truly amazing Blues artists performing this year for your enjoyment – a mix of new and returning Blues artists – right up the alley of any Blues fan, so let’s get into it at Easter! Can’t wait,” he says.

The list of guitarists already join a lineup which also includes Santana, Buddy Guy, Mary J Blidge, Barry Gibb and so, so, so many more. Check it out, below.

UPDATE 02/12/16: Neil Young has cancelled his appearance at Bluesfest 2017.

Watch: Jeff Lang – ‘Cedar Grove’ (Melbourne Guitar Show 2015)

Bluesfest 2017 Lineup

Eric Gales

Mud Morganfield

Devon Allman

Experience Jimi Hendrix

Jeff Lang

Ray Beadle And The Silver Dollars

Lloyd Spiegel

Glenn Cardier And The Sideshow

Davy Knowles

Blind Boy Paxton

Melody Angel



Miles Electric Band

Patti Smith And Her Band Acoustic Set

Billy Bragg And Joe Henry

Slightly Stoopid

Rhiannon Giddens

Tony Joe White

Max Jury

The Record Company

The Mountain Goats

The California Honeydrops

Trevor Hall


Barry Gibb


Neil Young & Promise Of The Real



The Doobie Brothers


Mary J. Blige

Corinne Bailey Rae

Michael Kiwanuka

Nahko And Medicine For The People


The Suffers


Zac Brown Band

Patti Smith And Her Band Perform Horses

The Lumineers

Buddy Guy (Exclusive)

Bonnie Raitt

Mavis Staples (Exclusive)

Billy Bragg

Jethro Tull

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Gregory Porter

Snarky Puppy

St. Paul & The Broken Bones

Beth Hart (Exclusive)

Laura Mvula

Roy Ayers

Booker T Presents The Stax Records Revue

Andrew Bird

Rickie Lee Jones

Joan Osborne

Turin Brakes

The Strumbellas

Jake Shimabukuro


Nikki Hill

Irish Mythen

Bluesfest 2017

Tickets on sale now

Thursday, 13th – Monday, 17th April

Byron Bay, NSW

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