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
Emma Donovan & The Putbacks
Blind Boy Paxton
The “Original” Blues Brothers Band
The Blind Boys Of Alabama
Jeff Martin (The Tea Party)
Tex Perkins & The Ape
D’Angelo And The Vanguard
Cold War Kids
The Bros. Landreth
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Steve Earle and The Dukes
Nahko and Medicine For The People
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
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Thursday, 24th March – Monday, 28th March 2016
Byron Bay Bluesfest 2016
Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, NSW