Soul Icon D’Angelo & A Stack More Artists Just Joined The Bluesfest 2016 Lineup

The already massive and eclectic Bluesfest 2016 lineup has just been imbued with a whole lot of soul, with the addition of another stack of incredible artists to the dream bill, including master of soul D’Angelo who will be touring with his current band, The Vanguard.

D’Angelo will be showcasing his latest and universally acclaimed album, Black Messiah which marked his return to music after over a decade, as well as his lauded back catalogue. The soul man was last in the country for Soulfest in 2014.

Also featured on the updated Bluesfest bill are Los Angeles four-piece Cold War Kids, local future soul heroes Hiatus Kaiyote, folk rockers Houndmouth and even more.

2016 is shaping up to be a huge year for Bluesfest as they have already announced massive names like Kendrick Lamar, The National, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and City and Colour.

It’s all set to kick off on Thursday, 24th March 2016 and run over the Easter long weekend which means you don’t need to take much time off work in order to facilitate a cheeky Byron Bay getaway.

If you’re keen to get planning, you can see which artists are playing on what days here.

UPDATE 03/12/15: Even more artists have been added to the Bluesfest 2016 lineup including The “Original” Blues Brothers Band.

UPDATE 04/02/16: Eagles Of Death Metal plus a slew of other names have been added in the final lineup announcement.

Watch: D’Angelo – Really Love

Bluesfest 2016 Lineup

The Mick Fleetwood Band
Eagles Of Death Metal
Playing For Change Band
Eugene Hideaway Bridges
Irish Mythen
Digging Roots
Frazey Ford
Marshall Okell
Sahara Beck
Emma Donovan & The Putbacks


Modest Mouse
Richard Clapton
Ash Grunwald
Graham Nash
Kamasi Washington
Elle King
Blind Boy Paxton
Dustin Thomas
Wards Xpress
Raw Earth


The “Original” Blues Brothers Band
Don McLean
Russell Morris
The Blind Boys Of Alabama
Jeff Martin (The Tea Party)
Archie Roach
Tex Perkins & The Ape
The Mastersons
Hussy Hicks
East Journey


D’Angelo And The Vanguard
Cold War Kids
Hiatus Kaiyote
Fantastic Negrito
Con Brio
Mike Love
The Bros. Landreth
Kim Churchill
Mojo Juju
Pierce Brothers
Steve Smyth


Melissa Etheridge
Kendrick Lamar
Tom Jones
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
The Decemberists
Jason Isbell
Sturgill Simpson
Steve Earle and The Dukes
The Wailers
Grace Potter
Lord Huron
Nahko and Medicine For The People
Vintage Trouble
Lucky Peterson
Blackberry Smoke


The National – Bluesfest exclusive
City And Colour
UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey Virtue – Bluesfest exclusive
Joe Bonamassa – Bluesfest exclusive
Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Cat Empire
Lukas Nelson & The Promise Of The Real
The Word
Rhiannon Giddens
Janiva Magness
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Allen Stone
The Selecter
Shakey Graves
Songhoy Blues

Thursday, 24th March – Monday, 28th March 2016
Byron Bay Bluesfest 2016
Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, NSW
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