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By Lauren Vadnjal
August 01, 2018
By Lauren Vadnjal
August 01, 2018

Bluesfest has lifted the lid on its first artist announcement for 2019, the festival's 30th anniversary, and heading the stampede are famed American singers Jack Johnson and Ben Harper, who will play with his band The Innocent Criminals.

Both artists will be performing exclusively at Bluesfest, with Johnson making his third appearance at the festival after first appearing in 2001 and again in 2014. Speaking of the noughties, both artists are sure to bring hefty dose of nostalgia along with them — expect both 'Diamonds on the Inside' and 'Banana Pancakes' to make an appearance.

Other acts taking to the stage at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm over the weekend include Aussies Kasey Chambers and Richard Clapton, six-piece soul band St. Paul and The Broken Bones and Grammy Award-winning jazz and funk collective Snarky Puppy. American singer and record producer George Clinton will perform one of his last live shows ever, before retiring in May, alongside his funk collective Parliament-Funkadelic.

Anyway, here's the full lineup (so far). Better start making Easter plans because tickets are already on sale.


Jack Johnson
Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals
Ray Lamontagne
George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic
Snarky Puppy
Kasey Chambers
St Paul and The Broken Bones
Nahko and Medicine for the People
Tommy Emmanuel
Colin Hay
Arlo Guthrie
Keb' Mo'
Tex Perkins
Allen Stone
Richard Clapton
Russell Morris
Kurt Vile and The Violators
Vintage Trouble
The Black Sorrows
The California Honeydrops
Trevor Hall
I'm With Her
Larkin Poe
Irish Mythen
Elephant Sessions
Greensky Blugrass
Rockwiz Live

+ more to be announced.

Bluesfest 2017 will run April 18 to April 22 at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay. More details and ticket info here.

Image: Gavin Conaty and Andy Fraser. 

Published on August 01, 2018 by Lauren Vadnjal


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