One of 2017’s most talked about artists, Kesha, has been added to the 2018 Bluesfest bill, to be held in Easter at the Tyagarah site.
She joins many other artists for the third line up announcement.
Organisers say, ‘With the release of her album Rainbow, she has evolved from pop star to critically acclaimed, Grammy nominated artist. Rainbow boasts an incredible range of collaborators including Ben Folds, Eagles of Death Metal and Dolly Parton. Billboard describes lead single “Praying” as a “ballad that tears at your soul” while Consequence of Sound says, “no other song in recent memory so perfectly embodies the way in which hope itself is a kind of triumph”. Rainbow has also been named at number four on Rolling Stone’s best albums of 2017.’
Other acts for the third line up announcement include Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Juanes, Seu Jorge, Ziggy, Alberts| Ásgeir, Newton Faulkner, Afro Celt Sound System, Harry Manx, Harts, Holy Holy, William Crighton and Elephant Sessions.
Colombian superstar Juanes brings the Latin American groove to Bluesfest, while Brazilian musician Seu Jorge will perform a special tribute to David Bowie at Bluesfest 2018, while also recreating his role in Wes Anderson’s film A Life Aquatic.
‘It’s with great pride that Bluesfest announces Ziggy Alberts for their 2018 festival. Singing heartfelt stories of his personal endeavours and experiences, ocean-side upbringing, environmental issues and life on the road, he has sold out venues across the country on his 2017 tour.’
Other acts confirmed include Lionel Richie, Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, John Butler Trio, Tash Sultana, Seal, Jackson Browne, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Youssou Ndour, Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit, Gomez, Rag’n’bone Man, José González, First Aid Kit, Morcheeba | Gov’t Mule, The New Power Generation, The Original Blues Brothers Band, Chic Featuring Nile Rodgers, Jimmy Cliff, The Wailers, Canned Heat, Walter Trout, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Joe Louis Walker, Bobby Rush, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Benjamin Booker, Eric Gales, Dumpstaphunk, André Cymone, The California Honeydrops, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats and The Teskey Brothers.
The 2018 artist daily playing schedule is available on bluesfest.com.au.