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

Written by Sam Murphy on February 7, 2018

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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