D‘Angelo Live Soulfest Sydney 2014 / Photo: Liam Cameron

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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