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
Melbourne Ska Orchestra
Justin Townes Earle
Declan Kelly Presents Diesel n’Dub (Featuring Emma Donovan, Alex Lloyd, Pat Powell, Radical Son, Tony Hughes)
Blue King Brown
The Beautiful Girls
Karl S. Williams
The Gipsy Kings (feat. Nicolas Reyes & Tonino Baliardo)
Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones
JJ Grey & Mofro
Tony Joe White
Music Maker Foundation (feat. Cool John Ferguson, Little Freddie King, Alabama Slim, George Stancell)
Michael Franti’s Soulshine
Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals
Gary Clark Jr
Playing For Change
The Black Keys
Zac Brown Band
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
Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls
Mariachi El Bronx
G. Love & Special Sauce
Band Of Skulls
+ more to be announced