Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more choc-a-block, the Bluesfest 2020 lineup has ballooned out once again!
“The thrill is coming, and you can feel it as we roll out our eighth artist announcement,” festival boss Peter Noble says.
“We are pleased to announce that one of the all-time Bluesfest favourites Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will be playing the mainstage on Thursday, our opening night. This is the band that closes New Orleans Jazz Festival every year and was chosen to replace the Neville brothers in that much coveted slot. They are sensational, this will be the 6th time they play Bluesfest and once again we are confident, they will slay the audience.”
Joining them will be local supergroup The Bamboos, Australian blues export Ray Beadle, plus local blues faves Pacey, King & Doley, Ellis Hall, Nathan Cavaleri & loads more.
“This final artist announcement for Bluesfest 2020 is a Blues and Roots beauty,” Noble adds.
This fresh batch of artists join an already mega-stacked lineup that includes Alanis Morissette, Patti Smith, Lenny Kravitz, Crowded House, George Benson, John Butler, Xavier Rudd, The Cat Empire and plentyyyyyy more.
ICYMI Bluesfest will be taking place across Easter Weekend this April. Check out all details, and the full lineup, below.
Bluesfest 2020 Lineup
Trombone Shorty & Orleans
Ray Beadle [Acoustic]
Pacey, King & Doley
Round Mountain Girls
Electrik Lemonade [2019 Busking Comp Winner]
Palm Valley [2019 Busking Comp Grommet Winner]
Harts plays Hendrix
Here Come The Mummies
Kool & the Gang
The Gipsy Kings ft. Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo
The Waterboys (Exclusive)
Jimmie Vaughan (Exclusive)
Eagles Of Death Metal
Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles
Amadou & Mariam
The Allman Betts Band
Joachim Cooder (Exclusive)
Steve ‘N’ Seagulls (Exclusive)
Dave Matthews Band
Patti Smith and Her Band
The Cat Empire
The Marcus King Band
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
The War & Treaty
Tickets on sale now
Thursday, 9th April — Monday, 13th April
Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay