Iggy Pop & Norah Jones Lead Bluesfest 2019 Third Artist Announcement

Byron Bay Bluesfest has come out swinging with an absolutely huge third artist announcement for its 2019 instalment, headed up by rock legend Iggy Pop and soul icon Norah Jones.

They top a crop of 14 new acts added to next year’s lineup in today’s big reveal, which also includes travelling merchants of R&B blues Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, vocal powerhouse Imelda May, plus locals Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Archie Roach, Pierce Brothers and more.

“With our third artist announcement for Easter 2019, featuring 14 great artists, it brings us to almost 60 artists announced to date – with plenty more to come,” hypes festival boss Peter Noble.

“You can now start to see the great headliners and depth of talent that are joining us to celebrate our 30th Anniversary, including the incredible Iggy Pop and nine-time Grammy winner Norah Jones.”

Bluesfest was criticised by some for a male-dominated first lineup it announced back in August, but has since righted the ship with a much more gender-diverse bill featuring the likes of Kasey Chambers and Mavis Staples.

The likes of Kurt Vile, Allen Stone, Ray LaMontagne and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic have already announced Bluesfest sideshows for next year. You can study up on the sideshows announced so far right here or catch the full Bluesfest 2019 lineup so far, below.

Bluesfest 2019 Third Lineup Announcement

Iggy Pop

Norah Jones

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Imelda May

Melbourne Ska Orchestra

Archie Roach

Pierce Brothers


Fantastic Negrito

The Marcus King Band


Little Georgia

Benny Walker

Dallas Woods


Bluesfest 2019 Second Lineup Announcement

Paul Kelly


David Gray

Julia Stone

Gary Clark Jr.

Mavis Staples (exclusive)

Flogging Molly

Meshell Ndegeocello

Ruthie Foster (exclusive)

Shakey Graves

Anderson East (exclusive)

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Samantha Fish (exclusive)

The War And Treaty (exclusive)

Mojo Juju

Caiti Baker

Deva Mahal (exclusive)

Melody Angel

Hussy Hicks


Bluesfest 2019 First Lineup Announcement

Jack Johnson (Exclusive)

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals (Exclusive)

Ray LaMontagne

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic (Exclusive)

Snarky Puppy

Kasey Chambers

St Paul & The Broken Bones (Exclusive)

Nahko And Medicine For The People

Tommy Emmanuel

Colin Hay

Arlo Guthrie

Keb’ Mo’

Tex Perkins

Allen Stone

Richard Clapton

Russell Morris

Kurt Vile & The Violators

Vintage Trouble

The Black Sorrows

The California Honeydrops

Trevor Hall

I’m With Her

Larkin Poe

Irish Mythen

Elephant Sessions

Greensky Bluegrass

Rockwiz Live

Bluesfest 2019

Thursday, 18th April — Monday, 22nd April

Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay

Tickets: Official Website

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