For the first time in 40 years, live on stage at Bluesfest, John Fogerty is going to perform, in full, one of two classic Creedence albums, either his favourite Creedence album Green River or Creedence’s biggest hit album Cosmo’s Factory.
Then, to top it off, after he has performed the album from start to finish, he is going to play all the Creedence Clearwater hits for the first time since the band split, in a special two-hour show featuring multimedia presentations.
Fogerty was joined in yesterday’s fourth Bluesfest artist announcement by Ziggi Marley, Candi Staton, David Bromberg Band and Canned Heat.
Five-time Grammy Award-winning musician, actor, artist, activist and humanitarian, Ziggi Marley returns to Bluesfest after a five-year absence. He’ll be featuring songs from his latest album, Wild and Free as well as all the favourites from his three other solo albums and those of the Melody Makers.
The legendary first lady of southern soul and erstwhile dance music queen Candi Staton is making her Bluesfest debut this year. In 2008, after a break from the scene, Candi performed a rousing hour-long set in front of 50,000 screaming fans at Glastonbury Festival… in short the sing-along with the Sweetheart of Soul at Bluesfest is going to be huge!
Joining them on the bill will be Vusi Mahlasela, Richard Clapton, Blitzen Trapper, The Audreys, Backsliders, Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges, Ray Beadle, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Hat Fitz & Cara , Tribali, Watussi, Eagle and the Worm , Mat. McHugh (The Beautiful Girls), Dubmarine, Mama Kin, Tijuana Cartel, Benjalu, Carus Thompson , Kim Churchill, Dallas Frasca, Marshall & The Fro , Ashleigh Mannix, Ollie Brown, Kooii and Lachlan Bryan.