UPDATE 05/10/16: Bluesfest 2017 just got even bigger, with the addition of the legendary Neil Young act as the Byron Bay festival’s headline act.
Bluesfest 2017 organisers have just unveiled their third lineup announcement and man, it’s a hot one — like seven inches from a midday sun hot.
That’s right, the smoothest stringlord this side of Spanish Harlem, Carlos Santana, has been added to next year’s mega-bill, and that’s not all.
He’s joined by another equally-as-legendary act in The Doobie Brothers.
Bluesfest boss Peter Noble is probably laughing maniacally as he slaps festival-goers in the face with today’s massive announcement. Here’s what he has to say about Bluesfest’s latest additions:
Today’s additions come on top of previously announced mega-acts including Zac Brown Band, Patti Smith, The Lumineers, Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Stapes, Jethro Tull and more, plus last week’s soul/R&B-themed round of lineup additions, which was topped by hip-hop kween Mary J Blige.
Bluesfest will return to its usual home at Byron Bay’s Tyagarah Tree Farm over the Easter long weekend in April of next year. Catch the full lineup and ticketing details below.
Watch: Santana Ft. Rob Thomas – ‘Smooth’
Bluesfest 2017 Lineup
The Doobie Brothers
Mary J. Blige
Corinne Bailey Rae
Nahko And Medicine For The People
Zac Brown Band
Patti Smith And Her Band Perform Horses
Buddy Guy (Exclusive)
Mavis Staples (Exclusive)
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Beth Hart (Exclusive)
Booker T Presents The Stax Records Revue
Rickie Lee Jones
+ More to be announced
Tickets on sale now.
Thursday, 13th – Monday, 17th April
Tyagarah Tree Farm, Byron Bay