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Nahko And Medicine For The People Announce Bluesfest Sideshows

Written by Greg Moskovitch on February 12, 2014

With Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014 drawing ever closer, the incredible sideshow announcements show no sign of slowing, with the latest coming from Nahko And Medicine For The People, who joined Bluesfest as part of the sixth lineup announcement with Joss Stone and others.

“I caught Nahko at Michael Franti‘s Soulshine Festival in Bali and booked him immediately to come and play Bluesfest this year – WOW – what a talent. If you love Michael get ready, as Nahko has that same incredible vibe. He is going to be HUGE,” said Bluesfest Director Peter Noble.

Nahko And Medicine For The People will kick off their string of sideshow dates, which will see Nahko and his band traveling up and down the East Coast, hitting up Brisbane, Port Macquarie, Sydney, and Melbourne, by once again joining Michael Franti & Spearhead, at The Tivoli in Brisbane.

“I think our music promotes the bridging of all tribes,” says Nahko, who, like Franti, brings together the worlds of music and civic activism. Born of a mix of Apache, Puerto Rican, and Filipino ancestry, Nahko’s music speaks of self-acceptance and discovery and a move towards social change.

Nahko delivers this important message with the power and skilled musicianship of tribal percussionist Hope Medford, renowned for her ability to create sultry, hypnotic beats that draw on a variety of influences, as well as guitarist Chase Makai, who infuses Medicine with a rock sound.

Nahko And Medicine For The People’s Bluesfest sideshows kick off Wednesday, 23rd April at The Tivoli, Brisbane, alongside Michael Franti & Spearhead, before heading down the East Coast and concluding at the Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne on Sunday, 27th April. Check below for all details.

Nahko And Medicine For The People Australian Tour Dates

Tickets on sale 9:00am AEDT Wednesday, 12th February

Wednesday, 23rd April 2014
The Tivoli, Brisbane
Tix: Via Ticketmaster | 1300 111 011
Tickets on sale Friday, 14th February 2014
w/Michael Franti & Spearhead

Thursday, 24th April 2014
Panthers, Port Macquarie
Tix: Via At The Venue | 02 6580 2300
Tickets on sale 9:00am AEDT Wednesday, 12th February

Friday, 25th April 2014
Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney
Tix: Via Bluesfest Touring | 02 6685 8310
Tickets on sale 9:00am AEDT Wednesday, 12th February

Sunday, 27th April 2014
Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne
Tix: Via Thornbury Theatre
Tickets on sale 9:00am AEDT Wednesday, 12th February

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