Country rock superstar Casey Barnes, Trans-Tasman pop R&B star Stan Walker and Brisbane via New York soul sensation Lisa Hunt also feature on the list of new additions.
“How good is this announcement? How great are these artists?” comments festival boss, Peter Noble.
“This Bluesfest lineup keeps building and building – the quality and talent next Easter Long Weekend, Thursday 14th April – Monday 18th April 2022, is amazing and unparalleled! It is THE BEST Aussie & Kiwi lineup – EVER, and guess what – we still have one or two surprises left up our sleeves!!”
He continues: “We have always believed the day would come when we will be coming together to attend music festivals again. We have never given up on that and, although it’s been quite a difficult time, we feel that, for our beloved music industry, the musicians, the crews, everyone who works in it and especially the fans, it is our responsibility to be there to present the music we love, just as soon as we can. Thank you for sticking with us in what has been an epic journey … it’s not too long now.”
The Bluesfest 2022 lineup is now 82 artists strong, with this new crop joining the likes of Midnight Oil, Paul Kelly, Jimmy Barnes, The Teskey Brothers, Missy Higgins, Diesel and loads more.
Bluesfest had originally been rescheduled for October after its shock forced last-minute cancellation back in April, but organisers recently made the tough decision to scrap it as most of the country was plunged into extended lockdowns. It’s now been relocated to its normal Easter dates in 2022.
We’ve been promised almost all the October 2021 artists will return (as The Music Network reports, it seems The Cat Empire, Ocean Alley, Tash Sultana and Ziggy Alberts will be missing) and there are still plenty more acts TBA.
“HOLD ON TO YOUR TICKETS BLUESFESTERS – I STILL HAVE SOME AMAZING HEADLINERS TO ANNOUNCE,” Noble adds.
Bluesfest 2022 – Rescheduled
All tickets on sale now
Friday, 15th April — Monday, 18th April 2022
Byron Events Farm Tyagarah, Byron Bay
Bluesfest 2022 – Lineup
KEVIN BORICH EXPRESS
LACHY DOLEY & THE HORNS OF CONVICTION
LISA HUNT’S FOREVER SOUL
GEOFF ACHISON & THE SOULDIGGERS
HAT FITZ & CARA
JEFF MARTIN PLAYS THE SONGS OF LED ZEPPELIN
The Teskey Brothers
Fat Freddy’s Drop
Josh Teskey & Ash Grunwald
Mark Seymour & The Undertow
The Living End
Ross Wilson And The Peaceniks
The Man In Black
Weddings Parties Anything
The Black Sorrows
Melbourne Ska Orchestra
Vika & Linda
Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission
Mama Kin Spender
Fiona Boyes & The Fortune Tellers
Pacey, King & Doley
All Our Exes Live In Texas
Round Mountain Girls
Byron Busking Competition
+ MORE TBA