Bluesfest 2015 Set Times Unveiled, Includes 14 New Acts

If the 2015 Byron Bay Bluesfest lineup wasn’t already big enough, it’s now even bigger. Organisers have added 14 more acts to the festival, whilst also releasing official timetables so that punters can plan out their itineraries.

With Bluesfest only six weeks away, Indigenous Australian artist Frank Yamma has been added to the lineup. His performance will mark his third Bluesfest set, and his first in four years. Yamma will be performing solo, as well as with Declan Kelly’s Diesel’n’Dub.

Other new additions to the Bluesfest 2015 lineup include American rockers Delta Rae, who will make their Bluesfest debut, the Henry Wagons-led Aussie group Wagons, hobo-pop outfit Skipping Girl Vinegar and New Zealand musician Marlon Williams. Pop reggae group SOJA have also added a third Bluesfest set on Thursday, 2nd April. View the full list of lineup additions, below.

With the tremendous number of acts playing at Bluesfest, clashes are inevitable. Thankfully, organisers have released the official set times (below) bright and early to give festival-goers plenty of time to plan.

Previously announced Bluesfest acts include Hozier, Lenny Kravitz, The Black Keys, Jurassic 5, The Gipsy Kings, Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals, Ben Howard, Alabama Shakes, Michael Franti & Spearhead and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic.

Bluesfest 2015 — the 26th annual Bluesfest — is being held over the five-day Easter long weekend from Thursday, 2nd to Monday, 6th April, at a custom built site in Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm. For punters still looking at purchasing Bluesfest tickets, five-day tickets are now entering their final allocation and will soon be increasing in price.

UPDATE 13/03/15: Bluesfest has made its eighth lineup announcement, adding Angus & Julia Stone, Boy & Bear and Sticky Fingers to play its opening night. Jurassic 5 have also added another Bluesfest performance on the festival’s opening night. View Byron Bay Bluesfest’s updated 2015 set times and lineup, below.

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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