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The Doobie Brothers. Photo supplied

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‘Michael McDonald [no, not the former editor of The Echo] has re-joined the band, alongside Patrick Simmons, Tom Johnston, and John McFee,’ said a Bluesfest spokesperson. 

‘Their legion of fans will be able experience a coming together of what many may call “the classic doobie brothers combination”.’

Allison Russell. Photo supplied

Next on the line-up addition list is winner of the Americana Album of the year, Allison Russell, playing Bluesfest 2023 on Easter Saturday and Sunday. Allison is a poet, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist.

‘Allison Russell unpacks her youth in searing detail on her tour de force debut Outside Child. She sings about deliverance and redemption, about the places, the people and realisations that helped her survive and claim her freedom’.

Bluesfesters will also see Counting Crows (Easter Saturday), the forever unwavering on-stage-energy of Vintage Trouble (Good Friday and Easter Saturday), PLUS the mighty return of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats and St Paul and the Broken Bones (both performing on Opening Night of Bluesfest 2023 – Thursday 6 April, and on Good Friday 7 April).  

Tickets on sale

1-Day and 3-Day tickets will also go on sale today at a special price which will only be available for a limited time before we increase to the standard price.

Camping for 1-Day and 3-Day festival goers will also be available to purchase next week!

Tickets are available to purchase through Moshtix www.bluesfest.com.au/tickets.


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  1. Doobie Brothers. What a great groove sound these guys have from the 70’s that will never fade or wilt. Even my Mum liked them in preference to a birthday gift I chose for my 17th which happened to be Jimmy Hendrix – Rainbow Bridge. My Mum gave me the most questioning stare and muttered “how did you ever pass the Navy psych test”?

    • You can’t see anything at the venue anyway.
      Everyone stands and it’s chaos in the mud.
      Of course it will be drenched as usual.
      No thanks.


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