Bluesfest 2012 Line-up – Fourth Announcement

The fourth round of artists for Byron Bay’s Bluesfest 2012 has been revealed. This time around we’ve been promised more than 30 artists, including some very special headliners and the return of previous favourites.

Joining three previous announcement artists such as Roger Daltrey, Earth Wind & Fire, Crosby Stills & Nash and Zappa Plays Zappa will be John Fogerty who will perform two classic Creedence Clearwater Revival albums, Ziggy Marley, Candi Staton plus more.

This years line-up has a blend of music across the board. Everything from ska-punk, reggae, hip hop, dub, folk, roots, and American soul to alt-country. Wow there is something in here for everyone!

Australia’s legendary pub rock band, Cold Chisel will headline the first day of this year’s festival at Tyagarah Tea Tree farm in Byron Bay. The legendary Australian band will close out the main stage on Thursday 5th of April.

Bluesfest 2012 Line-Up (updated)

John Fogerty (Performing Music of Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Ziggy Marley

Candi Staton

David Bromberg Band

Canned Heat

Vusi Mahlasela

Richard Clapton

Blitzen Trapper

the Audreys


Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges

Ray Beadle

Joanne Shaw Taylor

Hat Fitz & Cara



Eagle and the Worm

Mat. Mchugh (the Beautiful Girls)


Mama Kin

Tijuana Cartel


Carus Thompson

Kim Churchill

Dallas Frasca

Marshall & the Fro

Ashleigh Mannix

Ollie Brown


Lachlan Bryan


Cold Chisel

Sublime with Rome

Zappa Plays Zappa


James Vincent McMorrow

Josh Pyke

Blue King Brown

Eileen Jewell


Busby Marou

Melbourne Ska Orchestra

Crosby Stills & Nash

The Specials

Lucinda Williams

John Hiatt & The Combo


Angelique Kidjo

Seasick Steve

Keb Mo

Nick Lowe

Rosie Ledet

Seth Lakeman

Harry Manx

Fabulous Thunderbirds and Alabama 3

Roger Daltrey

Earth Wind & Fire

The Pogues

John Butler Trio


Buddy Guy

Maceo Parker

My Morning Jacket

Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot!

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Jonny Lang

Yann Tiersen

Steve Earle

Justin Townes Earle

Trombone Shorty

The Jayhawks

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