Holy Crap The Bluesfest Lineup Just Keeps Getting Bigger

The lineup for Bluesfest 2016 is getting so enormous it may break loose and devour us all.


Modest Mouse has been added to the absolutely godzilla-beast of a lineup in what the Bluesfest organisers have dubbed a “Very Merry Christmas Announcement”.

Other fresh additions include the likes of Ash Grunwald,  Richard Clapton, Graham Nash, Kamasi Washington, Elle King, Blind Boy Paxton, Dustin Thomas, Wards Xpress and Raw Earth.

The ten new acts will join the juggernaught 2016 bill, which also features the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Tom Jones, The National, City + Colour, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds plus a blues-load more.

See it all come together over the 2016 Easter long weekend at Byron Bay’s Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm.

Check out the full lineup below.

UPDATE 04/02/16: Eagles Of Death Metal plus a slew of other names have been added in the final lineup announcement.

Watch: Modest Mouse – The Ground Walks

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.


Bluesfest 2016 Lineup

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
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