Bluesfest Could End Up Being An All-Aussie Event In 2021

The organisers of Byron Bay Bluesfest are talking up the strong Aussie contingent of their 2021 lineup as uncertainty continues to linger around international travel heading into 2021.

They’ve repackaged next year’s bill as a “merged Australian lineup”, but have stopped short of ruling out the possibility that previously announced international artists like Bon Iver, Patti Smith And Her Band and George Benson could still end up appearing.

“I am deeply grateful for the support we have been shown by the industry in order to create this spectacular showcase of Australian talent,” festival boss Peter Noble commented.

“As I stated back in July; Change is the only constant and we are ready for it. If we find that the internationals can’t come, we will add more Aussies. And that is what we have done.”

He continued: “In the meantime, we remain poised to move with the ebb and flow of this situation. Until we feel there is certainty about the borders, we will continue to list the international artists, but in the meantime, we are delighted to deliver on our promise of delivering an exceptional festival with an extraordinary All Aussie line up.”

49 Aussie acts have already been confirmed to play the 2021 extravaganza, which is locked in for April of next year at Byron Events Farm Tyagarah, and you can check them all out below.

It comes after the 2020 event was cancelled due to COVID, costing the NSW economy a staggering $203.6 million and 1,158 full time equivalent (FTE) jobs in the process.

Tickets to the 2021 event are on sale now (details below).

Bluesfest 2021 Lineup

The Church

Kate Miller-heidke

The Living End

The Angels

Ross Wilson And The Peaceniks

Blue King Brown

Jeff Lang

Kara Grainger


Tash Sultana

Ziggy Alberts

Kev Carmody

Ian Moss

Hiatus Kaiyote

Russell Morris


Kim Churchill

Mama Kin Spender

All Our Exes Live In Texas


Jimmy Barnes

The Teskey Brothers

John Butler

Xaiver Rudd

The Cat Empire

Kasey Chambers

The Waifs

Troy Cassar-daley

The Black Sorrows

Melbourne Ska Orchestra



Harts Plays Hendrix

Ash Grunwald

The Bamboos

Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission

Dami Im

Pierce Brothers

Emily Wurramara


Ray Beadle

Henry Wagons

Hussy Hicks

Pacey, King & Doley

Daniel Champagne

Nathan Cavaleri

Little Georgia

Bluesfest Busking Competition & Winners

The Australian Americana Music Honours

International Acts — Subject To International Borders

Bon Iver

Patti Smith And Her Band

George Benson

Kool & The Gang

The Gipsy Kings

Michael Franti & Spearhead

The Wailers Perform Songs From ‘Legend’ LP


Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Tori Kelly

Buffy Sainte-marie

The Marcus King Band

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

Jimmie Vaughan

John Mayall

Larkin Poe

Weddings, Parties, Anything – Exclusive Show

The War & Treaty

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles

Walter Trout

Bluesfest 2021

Tickets on sale now

Thursday, 1st — Monday, 5th April

Byron Events Farm Tyagarah, Byron Bay

Tickets: Moshtix

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