Having only recently announced a massive 2015 lineup featuring The Black Keys and Train, Byron Bay Bluesfest organisers are already gearing up to drop their second announcement on Tuesday, 14th October and have promised the world premiere reunion of “one of the greatest bands around the globe”.
In addition to a second announcement that is “jam packed with great artists”, and a lineup that is shaping up to be one of the beloved blues, roots, and folk festival’s best in recent memory, the organisers have promised that the announcement of the reuniting band is sure to become “international news“.
While organisers stress that they “can’t give too much away”, speculation is already surrounding Creedence Clearwater Revival after organisers wrote on their website that the second announcement is “comin’ up around the bend” – a possible reference to the band’s 1970 single Up Around the Bend.
Meanwhile, Uncut reported late last year that Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood have “ear-marked 2015” for a reunion of their classic group, The Faces. Stewart recently announced a series of Australian shows that will see him making his way Down Under around the time that Bluesfest will kick off.
In August, The Kinks‘ Ray Davies told Mojo that he would reunite the legendary British Invasion group for a tour and new album next year, regardless of whether his brother and founding member Dave Davies participates. Other names speculated include Midnight Oil and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
Bluesfest organisers announced the first lineup for 2015 early last month, with Alabama Shakes, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, and more also set to descend on the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm next April. Stay tuned to our special Bluesfest 2015 Feed for all the latest news and lineup announcements.
UPDATE 14/10/14: The massive reunion has been revealed. Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals lead the second artist lineup for Byron Bay Bluesfest 2015. Updated lineup available below.
Byron Bay Bluesfest 2015
Second Lineup Announcement:
Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals
Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Gary Clark Jr
Playing For Change
First Lineup Announcement:
The Black Keys
Zac Brown Band
Michael Franti & Spearhead
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions feat Dan Sultan, Kira Puru, & Vika And Linda Bull
Xavier Rudd and The United Nations
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls
Mariachi El Bronx
G. Love & Special Sauce
Band Of Skulls
+ more to be announced!