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‘With just nine short weeks till Bluesfest, we’re putting the finishing touches on the festival line-up, and we are excited to announce that the following 18 artists (in alphabetical order) will be joining our stunning bill,’ said a Bluesfest spokesperson. 

The latest announcement will see Bobby Alu, Buttered, Clarence Bekker Band, Coterie, Dami Im, Daniel Champagne, Dog Trumpet, Electric Cadillac, Frank Sultana, Frank Turner, Hussy Hicks, Lisa Hunt’s Forever Soul, Loose Content, Ray Beadle Stax of Blues, Roshani, Round Mountain Girls, Steve Poltz, and Steve’n’Seagulls joining the lines up.

Bobby Alu.

‘Bobby Alu is a local favourite that holds the crowd captive with a fresh, simple sound with tastes of Polynesian ukulele, Pacific beats, catchy songs, thoughtful harmony, and powerful log drumming on a bed of slick style.

‘Dami Im is playing Bluesfest for her second time. Dami is renowned for her emotive and powerful vocals since capturing hearts when she won The X Factor Australia.

Counting Crows.

She went on to become ‘Eurovision Royalty’ in 2016 when she earned the highest score ever achieved by an Australian entry with her smash hit ‘Sound of Silence’ charting in 38 countries across the globe.’

Bluesfesters will also have the chance to see Paolo Nutini (Thursday), whose album, Last Night In The Bittersweet, was declared Album of the Year by The Sun, UK. Counting Crows (Easter Saturday), the legendary Buddy Guy playing his last ever Bluesfest (Saturday), plus Gang of Youths (Friday) and The Doobie Brothers (Monday), to name a few. 

It will be a Bluesfest to remember with some of the world’s finest contemporary and legendary Blues, Roots, Soul, Rock, Hip Hop, R&B, World and Americana music artists… and more!

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


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