Rock legends Lenny Kravitz and Jimmie Vaughan will be joining the likes of Crowded House and Patti Smith at Byron Bluesfest next year, organisers have revealed.
In the latest line-up announcement for the 31st instalment of the festival, organisers said the two guitar supremo’s would be performing, along with The Waterboys, Eagles of Death Metal, Ani Difranco and Joachim Cooder – the son of legendary songwriter Ry Cooder.
‘Lenny has often been described as ‘the last of the great rock stars’ and anyone who has seen him live will know why,’ festival director Peter Noble said.
‘This year is fast becoming the year of the guitar,’ he said.
‘With Jimmie Vaughan and The Allman Betts Band added to the previously announced George Benson, Marcus King Band, Larkin Poe, John Butler, Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram, Walter Trout, Carolyn Wonderland playing with John Mayall and Dave Matthews Band – Bluesfest 2020 is going to be guitar heaven.’
Also included in the latest line-up announcement are Zucchero, Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles, Yola, Tal Winkenfeld and Steve ‘n’ Seagulls – who are literally coming all the way from the North Pole to join the festival.