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Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, Prince’s Old Band The NPG & More Announce Bluesfest Sideshows

Written by Tom Williams on October 16, 2017

UPDATE: A Bunch More Bluesfest 2018 Sideshows Have Just Been Announced

ORIGINAL STORY: Fresh from announcing the first acts on their 2018 lineup, the organisers behind Byron Bay Bluesfest have revealed a bunch of upcoming festival sideshows from the likes of Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant and Prince‘s former backing band The New Power Generation.

Plant and his band The Sensational Space Shifters are set to perform in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth around their Bluesfest appearance, including two shows at the Sydney Opera House. The shows will feature music from across Plant’s career, include rare performances of Led Zeppelin hits.

The New Power Generation (The NPG), meanwhile, have plotted headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne, where they’ll honour Prince with some of his biggest hits, alongside longtime musical director Morris Hayes.

Swedish singer-songwriter José González has announced sideshows in Sydney and Melbrouen, while English trip-hop and soul band Morcheeba have also announced Bluesfest sideshows in the same cities, while Gov’t Mule and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real are also teaming up for rock double-headers.

Today’s sideshow announcements come after Swedish duo First Aid Kit revealed plans for two Bluesfest sideshows of their own earlier this month.

Catch all the date and ticket details for today’s Bluesfest sideshow announcements, below.

Bluesfest 2018 will take place at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm just outside of Byron Bay over the Easter long weekend.

UPDATE: Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters have added new Sydney and Adelaide shows to their upcoming tour. Details below.

Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters Bluesfest 2018 Sideshows

Friday, 23rd March — NEW SHOW
State Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: Bluesfest Touring

Monday, 26th March
Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Tickets: Sydney Opera House

Tuesday, 27th March
Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Tickets: Sydney Opera House

Sunday, 1st April
Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Monday, 2nd April
Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Thursday, 5th April — NEW SHOW
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Tickets: Bluesfest Touring

Sunday, 8th April
Riverside Theatre, Perth
Tickets: Ticketek

The New Power Generation: Celebrating Prince Bluesfest 2018 Sideshows

Pre-sale begins 10am AEDT Wednesday, 18th October

Tickets on sale to general public 10am AEDT Friday, 20th October

Monday, 26th March
170 Russell, Melbourne
Tickets: Bluesfest Touring

Tuesday, 27th March
170 Russell, Melbourne
Tickets: Bluesfest Touring

Wednesday, 28th March
Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: Ticketek

José González Bluesfest 2018 Sideshows

Tickets on sale 9am AEDT Friday, 20th October

Saturday, 31st March
Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Tickets: Sydney Opera House

Monday, 2nd April
Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne
Tickets: Melbourne Recital Centre

Tuesday, 3rd April
Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne
Tickets: Melbourne Recital Centre

Morcheeba Bluesfest 2018 Sideshows

Pre-sale begins 10am AEDT Wednesday, 18th October

Tickets on sale to general public 10am AEDT Friday, 20th October

Thursday, 29th March
Metro Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: Ticketek

Friday, 30th March
170 Russell, Melbourne
Tickets: Bluesfest Touring

Gov’t Mule Bluesfest 2018 Sideshows

Supported by Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real

Pre-sale begins 10am AEDT Wednesday, 18th October

Tickets on sale to general public 10am AEDT Friday, 20th October

Monday, 26th March
Metro Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: Ticketek

Tuesday, 27th March
Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Tickets: Bluesfest Touring

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