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With the loss of Lenny Kravitz and Ben Howard from their Thursday line-up, Bluesfest’s organisers have gone back to the drawing board, turning the night into an Australian talent showcase.

Peter Noble has managed to charm Boy & Bear out of hiding, for a one-off show, together with everyone’s favourite family duo Angus & Julia Stone plus Sydney sell-out success story Sticky Fingers.

On top of that, Jurassic 5 have been tempted into a second (or really first) show to round out the night.

Despite having achieved significant commercial success since their discovery on Triple J’s Unearthed back in ’06, this will be B&B’s first ever appearance at Bluesfest.

As the band is currently in the studio working on their third album it will be their only gig anywhere for some time.

Angus & Julie, on the other hand, need no introduction to Bluesfest audiences, though it will be their first appearance at the festival in six years.

Siblings Angus & Julia are set to play dazzling and rousing renditions of audience favourites as well as tracks from their self-titled third album, which has already reached gold status following its release in December.

The StiFis have been on a trajectory path since the release of their first single Caress Your Soul in 2013. They’ve since played for pack-out crowds across Australia, UK and Europe, including several festivals.

Last year Land of Pleasure was released to great reception.

LA’s pioneer MCs Jurassic 5 will need no most but audiences can expect rhythmic vocal deliveries from five of the finest MCs in the world backed by heavy beats and bass.

‘This hell-raising show from one of the world’s most exciting groups is not to be missed,’ say Bluesfest organisers.

Irish superstar Hozier is still locked in for his only Bluesfest gig on Thursday night.

The loss of British singer-songwriter Ben Howard from the line-up came as a double blow to Bluesfest organisers and punters following on from Lenny Kravitz’s decision to drop out last month.

A Bluesfest spokesperson said, ‘It’s only three weeks since he finished his spectacularly successful US tour and he has now decided to update his show, working some new musicians into his band.

‘Ben is a perfectionist and he feels he needs a little more time to work on his show, so it will be at the level his fans have come to expect when he comes to Australia,’ the spokesperson said.

Thursday single day refunds for those who were only coming to see him will be made available until March 19 calling the office on 02 66858310.

Organisers report the Bluesfest is quickly selling out, with limited camping only available.

All festival and camping tickets are on sale through www.bluesfest.com.au or by phoning the office.

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