Eagles Of Death Metal Lead Final Bluesfest 2016 Lineup Announcement

Bluesfest 2016 just continues to come up with the goods by adding The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band and Eagles Of Death Metal amongst a slew of other names in their final announcement before the festival.

Mick Fleetwood will be joined by Fleetwood Mac guitarist and singer Rick Vito to perform legendary blues covers. He was in the country last October and November for Fleetwood Mac’s mighty tour but will return in April for Bluesfest with a vastly different set.

Eagles Of Death Metal will also come to Australia for the festival. It’s their first time touring here since the horrific Paris attacks which saw 89 people shot at their Paris show at the Bataclan. Jesse Hughes will tour with guitarists Dave Catching and Eden Galindo, bassist Matt McJunkins, and drummer Julian Dorio – the same band lineup that was playing in Paris on the night. It doesn’t look like founding member Josh Homme will be in Australia for Bluesfest.

Bluesfest has already announced a number of huge acts including Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, D’Angelo and The National. Check out the full final lineup announcement below.

UPDATE 04/02/15: Bluesfest boss Peter Noble has opened up about booking Eagles Of Death Metal on the festival lineup.

Watch: Eagles Of Death Metal – I Want You So Hard

Bluesfest 2016 Lineup Additions

The Mick Fleetwood Band
Eagles Of Death Metal
Playing For Change Band
Eugene Hideaway Bridges
Irish Mythen
Digging Roots
Frazey Ford
Marshall Okell
Sahara Beck
Emma Donovan & The Putbacks


Modest Mouse
Richard Clapton
Ash Grunwald
Graham Nash
Kamasi Washington
Elle King
Blind Boy Paxton
Dustin Thomas
Wards Xpress
Raw Earth.


The “Original” Blues Brothers Band
Don McLean
Russell Morris
The Blind Boys Of Alabama
Jeff Martin (The Tea Party)
Archie Roach
Tex Perkins & The Ape
The Mastersons
Hussy Hicks
East Journey


D’Angelo And The Vanguard
Cold War Kids
Hiatus Kaiyote
Fantastic Negrito
Con Brio
Mike Love
The Bros. Landreth
Kim Churchill
Mojo Juju
Pierce Brothers
Steve Smyth


Melissa Etheridge
Kendrick Lamar
Tom Jones
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
The Decemberists
Jason Isbell
Sturgill Simpson
Steve Earle and The Dukes
The Wailers
Grace Potter
Lord Huron
Nahko and Medicine For The People
Vintage Trouble
Lucky Peterson
Blackberry Smoke


The National – Bluesfest exclusive
City And Colour
UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey Virtue – Bluesfest exclusive
Joe Bonamassa – Bluesfest exclusive
Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Cat Empire
Lukas Nelson & The Promise Of The Real
The Word
Rhiannon Giddens
Janiva Magness
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Allen Stone
The Selecter
Shakey Graves
Songhoy Blues

Thursday, 24th March – Monday, 28th March 2016
Byron Bay Bluesfest 2016
Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, NSW
Tickets: Bluesfest

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