Bluesfest 2020 Lineup Expands Once Again

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

The Bamboos

The Sensations

Ray Beadle [Acoustic]

Henry Wagons

Pacey, King & Doley

Daniel Champagne

Nathan Cavaleri

Little Georgia

Round Mountain Girls

Electrik Lemonade [2019 Busking Comp Winner]

Palm Valley [2019 Busking Comp Grommet Winner]


Harts plays Hendrix

Micki Free

Here Come The Mummies

Dami Im

Morgane Ji

Emily Wurramara

Dirty Honey


My Baby

Hussy Hicks


The Regime


Alanis Morrissette

Tori Kelly


Kool & the Gang

The Gipsy Kings ft. Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo

Guy Sebastian

Allen Stone


Dweezil Zappa

Troy Cassar-Daley

The Waifs

Erja Lyytinen


Ash Grunwald


Lenny Kravitz

The Waterboys (Exclusive)

Jimmie Vaughan (Exclusive)

Eagles Of Death Metal

Zucchero (Exclusive)

Ani Difranco

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles

Amadou & Mariam

The Allman Betts Band


Tal Wilkenfield

Joachim Cooder (Exclusive)

Steve ‘N’ Seagulls (Exclusive)


Dave Matthews Band

Crowded House

Patti Smith and Her Band

George Benson

Brandi Carlile

John Butler

Xavier Rudd

The Cat Empire


John Prine

Jenny Lewis

Frank Turner

John Mayall

Buffy Sainte-Marie

The Marcus King Band

Walter Trout

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

Greensky Bluegrass

Larkin Poe

The War & Treaty

Bluesfest 2020

Tickets on sale now

Thursday, 9th April —  Monday, 13th April

Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay

Tickets: Oztix

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