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Bluesfest 2022 Lineup Expands With Eight More International Artists

Christmas has come early for Bluesfest fans, with the fest expanding its already mega 2022 lineup.

Eight international artists have just joined the bill for next year’s Byron Bay bash, including George Benson, Morcheeba, The Wailers, Marcus King, The War & Treaty, Amadou & Mariam, Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram and Cory Henry.

“I have been in communication with managers and agents since our first cancellation and I am so happy that we can finally bring back these internationals in time for Bluesfest as well as some touring dates,” festival boss Peter Noble said.

“It feels like a brilliant Christmas present to me and I’m sure our Bluesfest fans will be stoked to hear about these much-loved artists coming back to Bluesfest.”

He continued: “Living legend George Benson makes his Bluesfest debut; Morcheeba, Bluesfest favourites, are very welcome returnees and The Wailers, for whom I hold a special place in my heart, are now led by a new generation of children as well as former members of the original Wailers, keeping the light and music of Bob Marley shining and alive.

“Marcus King raised the tent roof at our 30th birthday celebrations in 2019 – what a guitar phenomenon he is ! And remember The War & Treaty, how they became one of THE discovery artists in 2019 – it’s exciting to welcome them back as well. Amadou & Mariam, Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram and Cory Henry were all slated to appear in 2020, and it’s a joy to have them confirm their Bluesfest appearances at Easter.”

The Bluesfest 2022 lineup is now 90 artists strong, with this new crop joining the likes of Amy Shark, Midnight Oil, Paul Kelly, Jimmy Barnes, The Teskey Brothers, Missy Higgins, Diesel and loads more.

Bluesfest had originally been rescheduled for October after its shock forced last-minute cancellation back in April, but organisers recently made the tough decision to scrap it as most of the country was plunged into extended lockdowns. It’s now been relocated to its normal Easter dates in 2022.

Catch the full lineup so far below!

Bluesfest 2022 – Rescheduled

All tickets on sale now

Friday, 15th April — Monday, 18th April 2022

Byron Events Farm Tyagarah, Byron Bay

Tickets: Moshtix

Bluesfest 2022 – Lineup

GEORGE BENSON

MORCHEEBA

THE MARCUS KING BAND

THE WAILERS

AMADOU & MARIAM

THE WAR & TREATY

CHRISTONE ‘KINGFISH’ INGRAM

CORY HENRY

Joining…

SIX60

HOODOO GURUS

BAKER BOY

RENEE GEYER

SAM TESKEY

KARA GRAINGER

JEFF MARTIN PLAYS THE SONGS OF LED ZEPPELIN

Joining:

The Teskey Brothers

Missy Higgins

Diesel

L.A.B

19-Twenty

Fools

Fat Freddy’s Drop

Josh Teskey & Ash Grunwald

John Williamson

C.W. Stoneking

Rockwiz Live

Joining…

Midnight Oil

Paul Kelly

Jimmy Barnes

John Butler

Xavier Rudd

Pete Murray

Mark Seymour & The Undertow

Kate Ceberano

Kasey Chambers

The Waifs

The Church

Jon Stevens

Ian Moss

The Living End

The Angels

Ross Wilson And The Peaceniks

Russell Morris

Troy Cassar-Daley

Briggs

Tex Perkins

The Man In Black

Hiatus Kaiyote

Kate Miller-Heidke

Weddings Parties Anything

The Black Sorrows

The Bamboos

Chain

Backsliders

Ash Grunwald

Melbourne Ska Orchestra

Vika & Linda

Jeff Lang

Nathan Cavaleri

Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission

Kim Churchill

Henry Wagons

JK-47

Garrett Kato

Mama Kin Spender

Dami Im

Pierce Brothers

Emily Wurramara

The Buckleys

Fiona Boyes & The Fortune Tellers

Ray Beadle

Pacey, King & Doley

All Our Exes Live In Texas

Hussy Hicks

Roshani

Declan Kelly

Daniel Champagne

Little Georgia

Lambros.

Round Mountain Girls

The Regime

Electric Lemonade

Palm Valley

Byron Busking Competition

+ MORE TBA

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