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Dads Australia-wide rejoice.

Hey Dad! Steve! Over here! Two of your favourites are playing Bluesfest this year! Let's go! Bluesfest Byron Bay's 2017 lineup came from somewhere back in our long ago, with two big mum and dad-friendly superstars being the latest additions to the lineup: The Doobie Brothers and Santana.

One of Australia's best festivals, the five-day Easter long weekend event has played to its core audience with their latest lineup additions. First up, the legend himself, groundbreaking, Grammy-nabbing, Afro-Latin-blues-rock fusion king, nay, sultan Santana is coming to melt faces and throw down elongated solos like the melodic monarch he is. Expect 'Black Magic Woman'. Then, takin' it to the streets of Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, California's harmonising head honchos The Doobie Brothers will make their triumphant return to Bluesfest. The Doobies have some serious fans at Bluesfest — do not try and push in front of them.

They join legend Patti Smith and superstar Mary J. Blige on the heaving heaving lineup.

 

BLUESFEST 2017 LINEUP

Santana
The Doobie Brothers
Zac Brown Band
Patti Smith and her band perform Horses
Mary J. Blige
The Lumineers
Buddy Guy (exclusive)
Bonnie Raitt
Mavis Staples (exclusive)
Billy Bragg
Jethro Tull
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
Rickie Lee Jones
Gregory Porter
Snarky Puppy
St. Paul and the Broken Bones
Corinne Bailey Rae
Michael Kiwanuka
Nahko and Medicene for the People
Gallant
Beth Hart (exclusive)
Laura Mvula
Andrew Bird
Booker T. presents The Stax Records Review
Roy Ayers
Joan Osborne
Turin Brakes
The Strumbellas
Jake Shimabukuro
Dumpstaphunk
The Suffers
Nikki Hill
Irish Mythen

Image: Andy Fraser.

Published on October 13, 2016 by Shannon Connellan

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