News

Kesha, Sheryl Crow & More Added To Bluesfest 2018 Lineup

UPDATE: Kesha Cancels Bluesfest Appearance, Postpones 2018 Australian Tour

ORIGINAL STORY: Bluesfest has delivered its third lineup announcement for 2018, and it’s topped by none other than pop Queen Kesha.

Kesha will head down under for the first time since releasing her Grammy-nominated third album Rainbow, and will headline Bluesfest 2018’s Thursday night.

She’s joined at the top of today’s announcement by two other legendary female performers in Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge. Crow has never played Bluesfest before, however, Etheridge is returning for another performance at the event.

There are plenty more names featured on today’s lineup drop, including Latin American groove-maker Juanes; Brazilian musician Seu Jorge, who will perform a tribute to David Bowie; Byron Bay local Ziggy Alberts and Icelandic favourite Ásgeir.

As always, Bluesfest is shining a light on local acts too with beloved duo Holy Holy and guitar master Harts also set to play the festival.

They join a bill which already includes legends like Lionel Ritchie, Robert Plant and Seal.

Check out the full third lineup announcement below, plus the entire bill.

UPDATE: Kesha has now announced a 2018 Australian headline tour.

Bluesfest 2018 Lineup

KESHA

SHERYL CROW

MELISSA ETHERIDGE

JUANES

SEU JORGE

ZIGGY ALBERTS

ÁSGEIR

NEWTON FAULKNER

AFRO CELT SOUND SYSTEM

HARRY MANX

HARTS

HOLY HOLY

WILLIAM CRIGHTON

ELEPHANT SESSIONS

Joining… (Second Announcement)

YOUSSOU N’DOUR

SEAL

MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD

JACKSON BROWNE

JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT

GOMEZ

RAG ’N’ BONE MAN

THE ORIGINAL BLUES BROTHERS BAND

JIMMY CLIFF

THE WAILERS

BENJAMIN BOOKER

HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF

CANNED HEAT

WALTER TROUT

ANDRE CYMONE

THE TESKEY BROTHERS

Joining… (First Announcement)

ROBERT PLANT AND THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS

LIONEL RICHIE

THE JOHN BUTLER TRIO

TASH SULTANA

THE NEW POWER GENERATION

CHIC FEATURING NILE RODGERS

FIRST AID KIT

JOSE GONZALEZ

MORCHEEBA

GOV’T MULE

LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL

THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS

ERIC GALES

BOBBY RUSH

DUMPSTAPHUNK

JOE LOUIS WALKER

RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS

Bluesfest 2018

Thursday, 29th March — Monday, 2nd April

Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay

Tickets: Official Website

Latest on Music Feeds

Load more