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Matt Corby, Tim Rogers Added To Bluesfest Lineup

Written by Nastassia Baroni on February 26, 2014

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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