Kravitz will be at Bluesfest with his full band – 16 people on stage on the opening night, Thursday April 2. This marks his only show north of Sydney, and only his third Australian tour in over 20 years.
Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class into a long-lasting musical career, one which revels in the rich influences of ’60s and ’70s soul, rock and funk. His talents as a writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist have resonated now through 10 studio albums into a timeless catalogue. He has been nominated for eight and won four consecutive Grammy Awards, setting a record for the most successive wins ever in the history of the Grammys.
Bluesfest director Peter Noble described the announcement as the ‘icing on our Bluesberry cake this year’.
‘It has taken us years of negotiations and now, one of my dreams as a festival director, is about to come true,’ he said.
‘Lenny Kravitz has the hits – the charisma – the show. He is one of the greats of the modern Rock era. He is the icing on the cake, for what is shaping to be one of our best-ever Bluesfests.’
Mr Noble added the first night at Bluesfest ‘is gonna be rocking’.
Along with Kravitz the opening night line-up includes Counting Crows, Ben Howard, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Jimmy Cliff, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood and many more.
‘Thursday at Bluesfest is going to be massive,’ Mr Noble said.