Bluesfest Adds 11 New Acts To 2015 Lineup

11 new acts have been added to the Bluesfest 2015 lineup this morning, including Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Augie March, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Justin Townes Earle, Ash Grunwald, Blue King Brown and a Midnight Oil tribute led by Declan Kelly titled Diesel n’Dub.

Other acts newly named to play the Byron Bay festival in April include Donavon Frankenreiter (as previously reported), roots collective The Beautiful Girls, singer-songwriter Steve Smyth and blues musician Karl S. Williams.

Charles Bradley, the Screaming Eagle of Soul, will make his Bluesfest debut in 2015 with sets on Easter Sunday & Easter Monday. Bradley will be backed by his Extraordinaires, a group which consists of musicians from The Dap Kings, The Menahan St Band and Budos Band, to name a few. Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires have already locked in headline dates around appearances at Bluesfest and West Coast Blues & Roots Festival.

Augie March are set to perform at Bluesfest on Thursday 2nd April, backed by their latest album, Havens Dumb. Declan Kelly’s Diesel n’Dub will deliver the songs of Midnight Oil in a reggae dub style at Bluesfest, with contributions from roots and Indigenous musicians including Emma Donovan, Alex Lloyd, Pat Powell, Radical Son and Tony Hughes from King Tide.

Bluesfest 2015 will be held over the Easter long-weekend, from Thursday, 2nd April to Monday, 6th April 2015, in Byron Bay’s Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm. Previously announced acts include Lenny Kravitz, The BlackKeys, Jurassic 5 and Ben Howard. Festival details and the updated lineup are available below.

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Byron Bay Bluesfest 2015

Bluesfest 2015 Fifth Lineup Announcement:

Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires

Augie March

Donavon Frankenreiter

Melbourne Ska Orchestra

Justin Townes Earle

Declan Kelly Presents Diesel n’Dub (Featuring Emma Donovan, Alex Lloyd, Pat Powell, Radical Son, Tony Hughes)

Ash Grunwald

Blue King Brown

The Beautiful Girls

Steve Smyth

Karl S. Williams


Lenny Kravitz

The Gipsy Kings (feat. Nicolas Reyes & Tonino Baliardo)

Rodrigo Y Gabriela

Jurassic 5

John Mayall

Keb Mo

Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones

JJ Grey & Mofro

Tony Joe White

Jon Cleary

Trevor Hal

Serena Ryder

Jake Shimabukuro

Music Maker Foundation (feat. Cool John Ferguson, Little Freddie King, Alabama Slim, George Stancell)

Michael Franti’s Soulshine

Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals

Paolo Nutini

David Gray

Ben Howard

Counting Crows

Jimmy Cliff

Mavis Staples

Gary Clark Jr


Ruthie Foster

The Beat

Keziah Jones

Playing For Change

The Black Keys

Zac Brown Band

Alabama Shakes


Michael Franti & Spearhead

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions feat Dan Sultan, Kira Puru, & Vika And Linda Bull

Xavier Rudd and The United Nations

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue



The Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Beth Hart

Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls

Mariachi El Bronx

G. Love & Special Sauce

Pokey Lafarge

Band Of Skulls

Rockwiz Live

+ more to be announced

Thursday, 2nd April – Monday, 6th April 2015

Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay NSW

Tickets: Byron Bay Bluesfest | Moshtix | Ticketmaster

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