Bluesfest 2015 Adds 14 New Acts To Lineup

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2015 continues to expand, adding 14 new acts to their lineup in a third announcement. Next year’s Easter long weekend event now includes The Gipsy Kings, who will be in Australia as part of their 25th anniversary world tour, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, a reunited Jurassic 5 and blues legend John Mayall.

Festival organisers have also announced Michael Franti‘s Soulshine. With Michael Franti & Spearhead already on the lineup, Soulshine is a concert featuring Franti and Spearhead plus SOJA and Trevor Hall. They’ll also be a pre-concert yoga session accompanied by Franti and some of his mates.

Bluesfest director Peter Noble says the third lineup adds some musical diversity to the primarily blues and roots event, with the latest group of acts covering hip hop, swamp rock, gypsy flamenco rhythms, and some southern rock and soul.

These latest additions to the bill join the second wave of Bluesfest 2015 acts, which included Ben Harper and his reformed backing band The Innocent Criminals. Others artists already on the lineup include The Black Keys, Paolo Nutini, Gary Clark Jr, Alabama Shakes, and Ben Howard.

Bluesfest 2015 takes place at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm near Byron Bay. The festival runs for five days from Thursday, 2nd April to Monday, 6th April. Keep an eye on Music Feeds as more acts are announced, according to Nobel we’re only about halfway through. Full lineup and festivals details below.

UPDATE 17/12/14: Bluesfest has added another 11 acts to its 2015 lineup. View the updated lineup, below.

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Byron Bay Bluesfest 2015

Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires

Augie March

Donavon Frankenreiter

Melbourne Ska Orchestra

Justin Townes Earle

Declan Kelly Presents Diesel n’Dub (Featuring Emma Donovan, Alex Lloyd, Pat Powell, Radical Son, Tony Hughes)

Ash Grunwald

Blue King Brown

The Beautiful Girls

Steve Smyth

Karl S. Williams

Lenny Kravitz

The Gipsy Kings (feat. Nicolas Reyes & Tonino Baliardo)

Rodrigo Y Gabriela

Jurassic 5

John Mayall

Keb Mo

Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones

JJ Grey & Mofro

Tony Joe White

Jon Cleary

Trevor Hal

Serena Ryder

Jake Shimabukuro

Music Maker Foundation (feat. Cool John Ferguson, Little Freddie King, Alabama Slim, George Stancell)

Michael Franti’s Soulshine

Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals

Paolo Nutini

David Gray

Ben Howard

Counting Crows

Jimmy Cliff

Mavis Staples

Gary Clark Jr


Ruthie Foster

The Beat

Keziah Jones

Playing For Change

The Black Keys

Zac Brown Band

Alabama Shakes


Michael Franti & Spearhead

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions feat Dan Sultan, Kira Puru, & Vika And Linda Bull

Xavier Rudd and The United Nations

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue



The Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Beth Hart

Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls

Mariachi El Bronx

G. Love & Special Sauce

Pokey Lafarge

Band Of Skulls

Rockwiz Live

+ more to be announced

Thursday, 2nd April – Monday, 6th April 2015

Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay NSW

Tickets: Byron Bay Bluesfest | Moshtix | Ticketmaster

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