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Bluesfest’s 2018 Lineup Expands AGAIN With The Addition Of ‘Boomerang Festival’

The 2018 Bluesfest lineup has expanded once more, with the festival once again adding a festival within a festival.

Indigenous-led event Boomerang Festival is returning this year, bringing with it artists from Arnhem Land, Canada, Papua New Guinea, Asia and the Pacific.

The lineup includes roots band The Strides, rising Indigenous artist Yirrmal, urban musician Sorong Samarai and singer-songwriter Benny Walker.

“The Boomerang Festival sitting within Bluesfest, is a vital precinct that increases the visibility of our culture. I want everyone to hear the music, witness the dance, sing the song and listen to the story,” says Boomerang director Rhoda Roberts.

Boomerang will be set up as a cultural precinct at Juke Joint, celebrating music, dance, culture, language and art.

These latest lineup additions join a huge lineup which already includes Kesha, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Sheryl Crow, Lionel Richie, Robert Plant and more.

You can check out the full lineup below.

Bluesfest 2018 Lineup

Boomerang Festival Additions

THE STRIDES

YIRRMAL

SORONG SAMARAI

BENNY WALKER

NARAS

MOVE IT MOB STYLE

ERIC AVERY

TE KOPERE MAORI HEALERS

JANNAWI DANCE CLAN

MUGGERA DANCERS

BUNDJALUNG LOCAL ARTISANS AND WEAVERS

Joining…

DAN SULTAN

ALL OUR EXES LIVE IN TEXAS

CHAIN

CON BRIO

MIA DYSON

SHAUN KIRK

CAITI BAKER

STEVE SMYTH

DOG TRUMPET

HANLON BROTHERS

Joining…

LAURYN HILL

Joining… (Third Announcement)

KESHA

SHERYL CROW

MELISSA ETHERIDGE

JUANES

SEU JORGE

ZIGGY ALBERTS

ÁSGEIR

NEWTON FAULKNER

AFRO CELT SOUND SYSTEM

HARRY MANX

HARTS

HOLY HOLY

WILLIAM CRIGHTON

ELEPHANT SESSIONS

Joining… (Second Announcement)

YOUSSOU N’DOUR

SEAL

MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD

JACKSON BROWNE

JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT

GOMEZ

RAG ’N’ BONE MAN

THE ORIGINAL BLUES BROTHERS BAND

JIMMY CLIFF

THE WAILERS

BENJAMIN BOOKER

HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF

CANNED HEAT

WALTER TROUT

ANDRE CYMONE

THE TESKEY BROTHERS

Joining… (First Announcement)

ROBERT PLANT AND THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS

LIONEL RICHIE

THE JOHN BUTLER TRIO

TASH SULTANA

THE NEW POWER GENERATION

CHIC FEATURING NILE RODGERS

FIRST AID KIT

JOSE GONZALEZ

MORCHEEBA

GOV’T MULE

LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL

THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS

ERIC GALES

BOBBY RUSH

DUMPSTAPHUNK

JOE LOUIS WALKER

RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS

Bluesfest 2018

Thursday, 29th March — Monday, 2nd April

Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay

Tickets: Official Website

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