Bluesfest say they have released their largest ever first artists announcement.
The total of 50 artists include some that were booked for the (cancelled) 2020 event, including Kool and the Gang, George Benson and Patti Smith and her band. New additions include Bon Iver, Jimmy Barnes, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Teskey Brothers, The Black Sorrows, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, and an exclusive performance by Weddings Parties Anything.
Director Peter Noble OAM said, ‘We want to present another great event, one that is safe and with best-practice protocols implemented on every level.
‘We need it, the music industry needs it, and the greater community needs it. Together we will find the most prudent pathway to revive the live music industry; an industry that is aching to get back to work ASAP’.
All ticket types and add-ons are on-sale via www.bluesfest.com.au.