Plant and co. will celebrate the 50 year anniversary of Zeppelin’s first-ever performance by playing a bunch of the band’s hits at Bluesfest 2018, as well as some of Plant’s solo material.
Joining the band on Bluesfest’s first lineup announcement for 2018 are the likes of Lionel Richie, The John Butler Trio, First Aid Kit, Tash Sultana, Chic and The New Power Generation. Catch the full list of acts, below.
“We have lots of Blues in this announcement too, and we are just getting started,” says Bluesfest Director Peter Noble.
Notably, today’s lineup announcement does not include JAY-Z, who was ruled out of the festival by Noble after speculation arose that he could be coming to Australia to headline the festival.
Bluesfest 2018 will take place at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm just outside of Byron Bay over the Easter long weekend, with multiple stages, food and market stalls, on-site camping and 12 hours of music each day.
UPDATE: Bluesfest has now added 16 new acts to its 2018 lineup. Details below.
Bluesfest 2018 Lineup
MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD
JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT
RAG ’N’ BONE MAN
THE ORIGINAL BLUES BROTHERS BAND
HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF
THE TESKEY BROTHERS
Joining… (First Announcement)
ROBERT PLANT AND THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS
THE JOHN BUTLER TRIO
THE NEW POWER GENERATION
CHIC FEATURING NILE RODGERS
FIRST AID KIT
LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL
THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS
JOE LOUIS WALKER
RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS
Thursday, 29th March — Monday, 2nd April
Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay
Tickets: Official Website