Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014 Fourth Lineup Announcement

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014 has become what one can only refer to as the biggest lineup in the history of the event. The fourth lineup announcement cements Bluefest’s 25th Birthday as the music event of the year, adding Buddy Guy, Jake Bugg, Booker T Jones and more to the roster!

The first lineup started strong, bringing punters the likes of John Mayer, John Butler Trio, and Erykah Badu, while the second announce unveiled The Doobie Brothers and Gregg Allman. The third threatened to top both, bringing Jack Johnson and Elvis Costello into the fold.

With the fourth announcement comes Buddy Guy, widely regarded as being the musician responsible for creating a new generation of blues guitarists, influencing everyone from Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton to John Mayer and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Jake Bugg will be hot on the heels of his sophomore LP, titled Shangri La and produced by the legendary Rick Rubin. The album was released this month and features more of Jake’s characteristically strong vocals and his inimitable vernacular songwriting.

Meanwhile The James Cotton Blues Band will be offering fans one of the world’s most singular blues discographies and one of its foremost entertainers. The eponymous James Cotton started his career playing harmonica for Howlin’ Wolf and is now regarded as a living blues legend.

Speaking of legends, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, arranger, composer, and Stax legend Booker T. Jones will be at Bluesfest. Most famous for his tenure heading the Stax house band The M.G.’s, he provided the label with some of their biggest and most iconic hits.

Rounding out the fourth announcement are Charlie Musselwhite, Eric Bibb, Beth Hart, North Mississippi Allstars, Devon Allman, Walter Trout, Candye Kane Band, who’ll be performing with Laura Chavez, as well as Saidah Baba Talibah.

Readers can check out the full Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014 lineup below. Stay tuned to all the Bluesfest 2014 news at our special Feed right here!

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014 Lineup – Fourth Announcement

Buddy Guy

Jake Bugg

The James Cotton Blues Band

Booker T. Jones

Charlie Musselwhite

Eric Bibb

Beth Hart

North Mississippi Allstars

Devon Allman

Walter Trout

Candye Kane Band feat. Laura Chavez

Saidah Baba Talibah


John Mayer

John Butler Trio

Dave Matthews Band

Erykah Badu

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Iron & Wine

Michael Franti & Spearhead

Devendra Banhart


Gary Clark Jr.

KT Tunstall

Allen Stone

Valerie June

Nikki Hill

Doobie Brothers

Aaron Neville

Gregg Allman

Boz Scaggs


Suzanne Vega

Steve Earle & The Dukes

Dr John & The Nite Trippers

Jamaican Legends Feat. Ernest Ranglin, Sly & Robbie, Bitty McLean

Jimmie Vaughan

The Wailers


CW Stoneking

Larry Graham & Graham Central Station

Grandmothers of Invention

The Magic Band

Robben Ford

The Paladins

Music Maker Foundation Feat. Pat Wilder, Cool John Ferguson, and Little Freddie King

Jack Johnson

Elvis Costello & The Imposters


Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Kasey Chambers

Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes

Trixie Whitley

The Soul Rebels

RocKwiz Live

Easter Long Weekend – 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st April, 2014

Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, North of Byron Bay, NSW

Tix: Via Official Byron Bay Bluesfest Website or Ticketmaster

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