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.
BLUESFEST 2019 LINEUP
Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals
George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic
St Paul and The Broken Bones
Nahko and Medicine for the People
Kurt Vile and The Violators
The Black Sorrows
The California Honeydrops
I'm With Her
+ 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.