Eagles Of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes & Josh Homme / Image: Facebook

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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