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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