Bluesfest 2015 Adds Four New Acts To Festival’s Opening Night

With Byron Bay Bluesfest 2015 only three weeks away, organisers have secured some fresh faces for the festival’s opening night. Aussies Angus & Julia Stone, Boy & Bear and Sticky Fingers will now play the festival’s Thursday night, with Jurassic 5 adding an additional performance on the very same evening.

Having already lost rocker Lenny Kravitz and seen English indie-folk artist Ben Howard pull out of the Bluesfest 2015 lineup, organisers have done well to add a large garnish to the event’s first night.

In a statement, Bluesfest Director Peter Noble says, “To be adding Angus & Julia Stone, Boy & Bear, Sticky Fingers and an additional performance from Jurassic 5 only three weeks out of the Festival is a huge milestone.

“This is a time when all artists are truly locked away and no further announcements are scheduled. We have now added a whole slew of Australia’s best contemporary talent.”

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2015 will be held over the Easter Long Weekend at Tyagarah Tea Farm. View the festival’s updated lineup and set times in full, below.

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Bluesfest 2015 Updated Set Times (Click To Expand)


Bluesfest 2015 Eighth Lineup Announcement:

Angus & Julia Stone

Boy & Bear

Sticky Fingers


Frank Yamma

Delta Rae


Skipping Girl Vinegar

Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders

Kristy Lee

Genevieve Chadwick

Dewayne Everettsmith

The Bella Reunion


James T.

Matt Andersen

Shaun Kirk

Eddie Boyd & The Phatapillars


The Waterboys


Hunter Hayes

Fly My Pretties

Music Maker Presents Super Chikan And Vasti Jackson


Jeff Lang

Phil Wiggins & Dom Turner

Watussi (Final Performances)

Nikki Hill

The Rumjacks

Lenny Kravitz

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

Rodrigo Y Gabriela

Jurassic 5 (Now also performing on Thursday night)

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

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

+ 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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