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Matt Corby, Tim Rogers Added To Bluesfest Lineup

Organisers for the 2014 edition of the mammoth Byron Bay Bluesfest, have just dropped their eighth, that’s right eighth, lineup announcement, catapulting the already stellar bill even further out into the stratosphere. With this latest announcement, Bluesfest 2014 welcomes along the likes of locals Matt Corby, Tim Rogers and international multimedia music project Playing For Change.

The latest announcement is laden with some of the country’s best folk, blues, hip-hop and dub artists, not plus a special reunion of a much loved 90’s era Australian band Skunkhour. Sydney’s Matt Corby leads the charge, bringing his heartfelt, guitar belting music to the Bluesfest stage.

Corby became a household name with his 2011 hit Brother, which was nominated for APRA Song of the Year, scored three ARIA Award nominations and won ARIA song of the year in 2012. His latest single, Resolution, is now certified three times platinum, again won Song of the Year at the 2013 ARIA Awards and reached number 8 on the Triple J Hottest 100.

Legendary Australian rocker Tim Rogers, best known as the guitarist, singer, and primary songwriter of the essential rock band You Am I is also joining the Bluesfest family. With a career that is motoring along in its third unique decade, Tim Rogers will also be joined on stage by long-time collaborator, Shane O’Mara.

Australian 90’s rock legends Skunkhour will be reuniting for a special Bluesfest appearance. Forming in Sydney in 1992, the seminal pub rockers fused many influences to create a sound and catalogue like no other. Named after a poem by Robert Lowell, Skunkhour’s sound mashes elements of funk, rock, hip hop, and dub, no doubt making for one hell of a Bluesfest comeback.

Another notable addition to the Bluesfest bill is the inclusion of the Playing for Change musical project, a collaboration of musicians who inspire, connect and bring peace to the world through their music. Check out the project’s video Stand By Me below, which has received 59 million hits and counting.

Rounding out the announcement are Foy Vance, Kim Churchill, Saskwatch, Dubmarine, Watussi, Tijuana Cartel and Lime Cordiale with organisers promising even more additions to come. Chack out teh

Watch: Stand By Me – Playing For Change – Song Around the World

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014 Eighth Lineup Annoucement

Matt Corby

Tim Rogers

Foy Vance

Kim Churchill

Skunkhour

Saskwatch

Dubmarine

Watussi

Tijuana Cartel

Lime Cordiale

Playing for Change

With more to be announced!

joining

John Mayer

John Butler Trio

Dave Matthews Band

Erykah Badu

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Iron & Wine

Michael Franti & Spearhead

Devendra Banhart

Morcheeba

Gary Clark Jr.

KT Tunstall

Allen Stone

Valerie June

Nikki Hill

Doobie Brothers

Aaron Neville

Gregg Allman

Boz Scaggs

Jeff Beck

KC & The Sunshine Band

Gov’t Mule

WAR

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

Sly & Robbie and The TAXI Gang feat. Bitty Mclean

Jason Isbell

Chali 2na

Kate Miller-Heidke

Seth Lakeman

India.Arie

Suzanne Vega

Steve Earle & The Dukes

Dr John & The Nite Trippers

Jamaican Legends Feat. Ernest Ranglin, Sly & Robbie, Bitty McLean

Jimmie Vaughan

The Wailers

Ozomatli

CW Stoneking

Larry Graham & Graham Central Station

Grandmothers of Invention

The Magic Band

Robben Ford

The Paladins

Music Maker Foundation Feat. Pat Wilder, Cool John Ferguson, and Little Freddie King

Jack Johnson

Elvis Costello & The Imposters

Passenger

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Kasey Chambers

Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes

Trixie Whitley

The Soul Rebels

RocKwiz Live

Buddy Guy

Jake Bugg

The James Cotton Blues Band

Booker T. Jones

Charlie Musselwhite

Eric Bibb

Beth Hart

North Mississippi Allstars

Devon Allman

Walter Trout

Candye Kane Band feat. Laura Chavez

Saidah Baba Talibah

Joss Stone

Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows

Chain

Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience

Dyson, Stringer & Cloher

The Beards

Glenn Cardier and the Sideshow

Nahko & Medicine For The People

Public Opinion Afro Orchestra

Cambodian Space Project

Matthew Curry

Easter Long Weekend – 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st April, 2014

Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, North of Byron Bay, NSW

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