Byron Bay Bluesfest has added the master of Margaritaville himself, Jimmy Buffet, to its 2017 lineup.
Buffet and his band The Coral Reefers will perform exclusively at Bluesfest during their upcoming trip down under, where they’re sure to drop a bunch of classic tracks like ‘Cheeseburger In Paradise’ and ‘Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes’.
With a discography that’s over 50 albums strong, Buffett has a vault of tracks to choose from, and is ready to let loose with Aussie Parrotheads this Easter long weekend.
“When Jimmy Buffett isn’t sailing on his yacht, or hanging out at his beach shack in the Caribbean, he plays where and when he wants to… and he has chosen Bluesfest this time,” says Bluesfest Festival Director Peter Noble.
“Yes there are restaurants and hotels named after his famous song, ‘Margaritaville.’ When Jimmy does decide to go on tour, he is one of the highest grossing artists anywhere. This is a coup, and Bluesfest is proud to bring him to our stage.”
Buffett joins a Bluesfest lineup which already includes the likes of Patti Smith, Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, Santana, The Doobie Brothers, The Lumineers and Jethro Tull, and the festival is promising even more artist announcements in the coming weeks.
Catch the full Bluesfest 2017 lineup, below.
Listen: Jimmy Buffett – ‘Margaritaville’ (With Lyrics)
2017 Bluesfest Lineup
JIMMY BUFFETT & THE CORAL REEFERS (EXCLUSIVE)
ZAC BROWN BAND
PATTI SMITH AND HER BAND PERFORM HORSES
PATTI SMITH AND HER BAND ACOUSTIC
MARY J. BLIGE
BUDDY GUY (EXCLUSIVE)
THE DOOBIE BROTHERS
MAVIS STAPLES (EXCLUSIVE)
BILLY BRAGG AND JOE HENRY
MILES ELECTRIC BAND
TROMBONE SHORTY AND ORLEANS AVENUE
RICKIE LEE JONES
ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES
CORINNE BAILEY RAE
BETH HART (EXCLUSIVE)
BOOKER T. PRESENTS THE STAX RECORDS REVIEW
EXPERIENCE JIMI HENDRIX
NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE
BLIND BOY PAXTON
THE RECORD COMPANY
THE MOUNTAIN GOATS
TONY JOE WHITE
THE SUFFERS (EXCLUSIVE)
NIKKI HILL THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS
RAY BEADLE AND THE SILVER DOLLARS LLOYD SPIEGEL
GLENN CARDIER AND THE SIDESHOW
MELODY ANGEL IRISH MYTHEN
+ More to be announced
Tickets on sale now
Thursday, 13th – Monday, 17th April
Byron Bay, NSW