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
Tony Joe White
The Record Company
The Mountain Goats
The California Honeydrops
Neil Young & Promise Of The Real
The Doobie Brothers
Mary J. Blige
Corinne Bailey Rae
Nahko And Medicine For The People
Zac Brown Band
Patti Smith And Her Band Perform Horses
Buddy Guy (Exclusive)
Mavis Staples (Exclusive)
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Beth Hart (Exclusive)
Booker T Presents The Stax Records Revue
Rickie Lee Jones
+ More to be announced
Tickets on sale now
Thursday, 13th – Monday, 17th April
Byron Bay, NSW