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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