Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014 Sixth Lineup Announcement

The lineup for Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014 is almost starting to stretch the realms of possibility, with each announcement bringing even more incredible acts to the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm. With the sixth announcement, Bluesfest 2014 welcomes Joss Stone, The Beards, Chain, and more.

The fifth ‘Christmas‘ lineup managed to add Jeff Beck, KC & The Sunshine Band, and WAR to a lineup that already boasted John Mayer, John Butler Trio, Erykah Badu, The Doobie Brothers, Gregg Allman, Jack Johnson, Buddy Guy, Jake Bugg, and Elvis Costello & The Imposters.

Now the sixth announcement kicks off with Grammy Award-winner and reigning soul queen Joss Stone, who was only a teenager when she last played Bluesfest and has since released some sizzling modern soul records and collaborated with the one and only Mick Jagger.

Bluesfest Director Peter Noble himself has said that “Bluesfest 25 would not be complete without” Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows and Chain, whom he described as two artists who “define Australian Roots and Blues music…and are still performing at the top of their game.”

Louisiana’s Terrance Simien first played Bluesfest in 1994 and has returned to show punters what indigenous Zydeco music is all about. A towering figure in modern American roots music, Simien is a respected artist and the first recipient of a Grammy for ‘Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album.’

The mighty Beards are making their fuzzy and triumphant return to Bluesfest, after their hirsute hits like If Your Dad Doesn’t Have a Beard, You’ve Got Two Mums and You Should Consider Sex with a Bearded Man had last year’s crowd dancing while they chucked out their razors.

17-year-old Matthew Curry has garnered praise for his talent as a guitarist and singer and has been hailed as quite possible the next big thing in blues. The young artist regularly jams with Tommy Castro and Bryan Lee and was selected by Steve Miller to join his tour as special guest.

Rounding out the announcement are Dyson, Stringer & Cloher, Glenn Cardier and the Sideshow, Nahko & Medicine For The People, Melbourne’s Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, and Cambodian Space Project. Readers can check out the full Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014 lineup, below.

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Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014 Sixth Lineup Announcement

Joss Stone

Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows


Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience

Dyson, Stringer & Cloher

The Beards

Glenn Cardier and the Sideshow

Nahko & Medicine For The People

Public Opinion Afro Orchestra

Cambodian Space Project

Matthew Curry


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

Jeff Beck

KC & The Sunshine Band

Gov’t Mule


Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

Sly & Robbie and The TAXI Gang feat. Bitty Mclean

Jason Isbell

Chali 2na

Kate Miller-Heidke

Seth Lakeman


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

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

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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