Bluesfest have shared the second instalment of their 2021 lineup and it’s their first-ever all Australian announcement. It’s led by Tash Sultana and Ziggy Alberts who’re joined by the likes of Briggs, Kim Churchill, and All Our Exes Live In Texas.
Going down in April next year at Byron Bay’s Tyagarah Tea Farm, the lineup is absolutely stacked.
There’re some icons added to the lineup in Kev Carmody and Ian Moss. While there’s modern Aussie heroes too: Briggs, Tash Sultana, and Kim Churchill.
On the announcement, Bluesfest Director, Peter Noble says, “There’s a number of all Australian line up announcements to come that includes ‘real’ headliners, Indigenous artists and Blues n Roots artists.
“We are setting ourselves up to put on another great Bluesfest albeit in a brand new way. There will be challenges, and we expect to be presenting a festival with a lower capacity and potentially outdoors in order to have a safe event.
“It is sad for us to see that a number of festivals will not go ahead. However, we are working with Government to present a safe event and be part of the return of ‘live’ music in this country.”
Catch the full lineup and festival deets below. And, have a listen to Briggs’ ‘Go To War’, his new single with Thelma Plum.
Bluesfest 2021 Lineup
Mama Kin Spender
All Our Exes Live In Texas
Patti Smith And Her Band
The Teskey Brothers
The Cat Empire
Kool & The Gang
The Gipsy Kings
Michael Franti & Spearhead
The Wailers Perform Songs From ‘Legend’
The Black Sorrows
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Themarcus King Band
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Melbourne Ska Orchestra
Weddings, Parties, Anything – Exclusive Show
Harts Plays Hendrix
The War & Treaty
Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles
Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission
Pacey, King & Doley
Bluesfest Busking Competition & Winners
The Australian Americana Music Honours
Tickets on sale now
Thursday, 1st — Monday, 5th April
Tyagarah Tea Farm, Byron Bay