Bluesfest celebrates 30 years next year, over the Easter long weekend (April 18 to April 22, 2019), and organisers have announced the second line up.
They include Paul Kelly, Hozier, David Gray, Julia Stone, Gary Clark Jr., Mavis Staples (exclusive), Flogging Molly, Meshell Ndegeocello, Ruthie Foster (exclusive), Shakey Graves, Anderson East (exclusive), Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Samantha Fish (exclusive), The War And Treaty (exclusive), Mojo Juju, Caiti Baker, Deva Mahal (exclusive), Melody Angel and Hussy Hicks.
Organisers say there will be more artists to be announced in the coming weeks and months.
Director Peter Noble OAM said, ‘We have an amazing array of Blues, Roots, First Nations, R&B, Gospel, Indie Rock, Classic Artists, and Emerging artists showcasing what Bluesfest is famous for.’
‘This truly is an all killer … no filler announcement from top to bottom with many more to come. And we are very proud of it.
‘Bluesfest is experiencing its biggest sales ever, so don’t delay in getting your tickets. We have more truly incredible artists who will be announced soon.
And thank you for your amazing support.’
Artists already announced include Jack Johnson and Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals (exclusive performances), plus George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic’s final ever performances, Kasey Chambers performing The Captain, Kurt Vile, Allen Stone, Snarky Puppy, Rockwiz and more.
The 2019 playing schedule – so far – and tickets are available at www.bluesfest.com.au with many more artists to come.