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

Tickets: Bluesfest

Tickets to Bluesfest 2016 are on sale now.

Read more at http://musicfeeds.com.au/news/even-artists-added-bluesfest-2016-lineup/#E3wa7DC60tYxrJcm.99

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