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
AFRO CELT SOUND SYSTEM
Joining… (Second Announcement)
MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD
JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT
RAG ’N’ BONE MAN
THE ORIGINAL BLUES BROTHERS BAND
HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF
THE TESKEY BROTHERS
Joining… (First Announcement)
ROBERT PLANT AND THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS
THE JOHN BUTLER TRIO
THE NEW POWER GENERATION
CHIC FEATURING NILE RODGERS
FIRST AID KIT
LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL
THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS
JOE LOUIS WALKER
RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS
Thursday, 29th March — Monday, 2nd April
Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay
Tickets: Official Website