Counting Crows Plus Stacks More Added To Bluesfest 2013 Lineup

Just when you thought that the lineup for next year’s Bluesfest was already bursting at the seams, organisers have gone ahead, much to our delight, and added a whole heap more bands to the mix. Joining an already legendary selection of artists will be the likes of Counting Crows, The Lumineers and plenty more goodness.

The latest lineup addition could actually be big enough to be its own festival. Taj Mahal have been added to the bill as well as Shuggie Otis, Kitty Daisy & Lewis and Ben Howard. In one fell swoop, Bluesfest has managed to provide a perfect cross section of blues, rock, alternative, reggae, jam, gospel, soul, and all the rest for their already spoiled clientele.

“It’s one hell of a line up and I am really proud,” says top dog Peter Noble of the new additions, adding, “This announcement is a pick of many genres; it’s a cross section with a very strong Blues but also Rock component which we don’t normally book very much but is multiplied in this release. There is Blues Rock, American Rock, Funk Rock, Jam Rock, Roots Rock, Indie Rock, Surf Rock – it’s hard to imagine there are that many different types of rock genres but we have them all in this announcement.”

Along with the additions comes word that Ben Harper will be performing a special solo show on Good Friday. Byron Bay is the place to be for Easter, 2013!

Fourth Announcement

Counting Crows

Ben Harper (solo set)

The Lumineers

Taj Mahal

Shuggie Otis

Kitty Daisy & Lewis

Ben Howard

Tav Falco & The Panther Burns

JD Mcpherson

Royal Southern Brotherhood


Jake Shimabukuro

Damien Dempsey

First Lineup Announcement

Ben Harper


Iggy & The Stooges

Steve Miller Band

Chris Isaak


Bonnie Raitt

Dropkick Murphy’s

Glen Hansard with The Frames

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Newton Faulkner

William Elliott Whitmore

Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls

Grace Potter

Playing For Change

Ben Caplan

Second Announcement

Jimmy Cliff

Joan Armatrading


Robert Cray

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

The Blind Boys Of Alabama

Mavis Staples

Allen Toussaint

Wanda Jackson

Fred Wesley & The New JB’s

Michael Kiwanuka

Bettye Lavette

Luka Bloom

Ruthie Foster

Tony Joe White

Sweet Honey In The Rock

The Duke Robillard Band

Shawn Colvin

Seth Lakeman

Bettye Lavette

Third Announcement

Robert Plant (With Band, The Sensational Space Shifters – ‘Playing Led Zeppelin tracks’ )

Status Quo

Roger Hodgson

Jon Anderson

Local Artists Announcement

The Cat Empire

Fat Freddy’s Drop

Xavier Rudd

Rockwiz Live

The Break (Feat. Members of Midnight Oil, Violent Femmes, Hunters & Collectors)

Beasts of Bourbon

Karise Eden

The Bamboos

The Beards

Melbourne Ska Orchestra

The Snowdroppers

King Cannons

Grey Ghost

Busby Marou


The Wilson Pickers

Round Mountain Girls

Hat Fitz & Cara

Mason Rack Band

The Songs of The Haight Ashbury Stage Show

Lil Fi & the Dirty Rascals

Wards Xpress

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