Bluesfest Adds Madness, Miles Electric Band & More To Its 2017 Lineup

It appears the organisers behind Bluesfest 2017 have gone mad with power. Today, they continue to go above and beyond the call of duty, adding another batch of artists to their already impressive lineup.

Usually by the time you get this far into lineup instalments, you’re dealing with local flavour and up-and-comers. But oh no, not with Bluesfest. This lineup includes peddlers of UK ska Madness; the nine-member outfit comprised of Miles Davis alumni, Miles Electric Band; a new acoustic set from Patti Smith and her band; as well as Billy Bragg & Joe Henry and more.

In the words of the mad hatter himself — event organiser Peter Nobel — this isn’t even the end of the announcements.

“I feel this is one of our best announcements for music lovers,” he says. “There is a Blues announcement coming to you next week! Thank you for supporting us. It truly is going to be one of our best years.”

Ticket-holders now have a lineup that will leave you short of breath just scrolling through. Check out the full thing, below.

UPDATE 02/12/16: Neil Young has cancelled his appearance at Bluesfest 2017.

Watch: Madness – ‘Our House’

2017 Bluesfest Lineup


Miles Electric Band

Patti Smith And Her Band Acoustic Set

Billy Bragg And Joe Henry

Slightly Stoopid

Rhiannon Giddens

Tony Joe White

Max Jury

The Record Company

The Mountain Goats

The California Honeydrops

Trevor Hall


Barry Gibb


Neil Young & Promise Of The Real



The Doobie Brothers


Mary J. Blige

Corinne Bailey Rae

Michael Kiwanuka

Nahko And Medicine For The People


The Suffers


Zac Brown Band

Patti Smith And Her Band Perform Horses

The Lumineers

Buddy Guy (Exclusive)

Bonnie Raitt

Mavis Staples (Exclusive)

Billy Bragg

Jethro Tull

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Gregory Porter

Snarky Puppy

St. Paul & The Broken Bones

Beth Hart (Exclusive)

Laura Mvula

Roy Ayers

Booker T Presents The Stax Records Revue

Andrew Bird

Rickie Lee Jones

Joan Osborne

Turin Brakes

The Strumbellas

Jake Shimabukuro


Nikki Hill

Irish Mythen

+ More to be announced

Bluesfest 2017

Tickets on sale now

Thursday, 13th – Monday, 17th April

Byron Bay, NSW

Tickets: Bluesfest

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