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12° & CLEAR SKY ON MONDAY 27 MAY IN SYDNEY
By Jasmine Crittenden
November 20, 2018
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Bluesfest Sideshows

17 music legends, ten days.
By Jasmine Crittenden
November 20, 2018
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If you can't make Bluesfest in Byron Bay this year, fear not. A slew of the most popular artists will be playing sideshows right here in Sydney. Be your thing blues, roots, funk, soul, rock or a good old singer-songwriter, there's a gig happening to sate your musical appetite.

Among the headliners is Ray LaMontagne, who's returning to Australia for the first time in ten years, with bassist John Stirratt (Wilco), to play a series of intimate, acoustic shows. Singer-songwriter and rapper Meshell Ndegeocello, who has received ten Grammy nominations over her career, has also joined the lineup.

If you're up for making shapes, then catch George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, who specialise in 70s grooves, roller skates and all-round good vibes, or The California Honeydrops, who've been touring the world with their soulful, New Orleans-influenced sounds for ten years.

Also on the program are wandering troubadour Nahko Bear with Medicine For The People (US); English crooner David Gray ; and blues man Keb Mo', whose latest hit, 'Put A Woman In Charge', features Rosanne Cash, eldest daughter of Johnny Cash.

Check out the full lineup of Bluesfest sideshows below:

David Gray: Tuesday, April 16 at Enmore Theatre
I'm With Her: Tuesday, April 16 at City Recital Hall
Keb Mo': Tuesday, April 16 at Factory Theatre
Allen Stone: Wednesday, April 17 at Factory Theatre
Arlo Guthrie: Wednesday, April 17 at City Recital Hall
Trevor Hall: Wednesday, April 17 at Oxford Art Factory
Flogging Molly: Thursday, April 18 at The Metro
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real: Thursday, April 18 at Factory Theatre
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic: Saturday, April 20 at Enmore Theatre
Meshell Ndegeocello: Saturday, April 20 at Factory Theatre
Nahko and Medicine For The People: Saturday, April 20 at The Metro
Snarky Puppy: Sunday, April 21 at Enmore Theatre
Larkin Poe: Monday, April 22 at Oxford Art Factory
Shakey Graves: Monday, April 22 at Factory Theatre
Ray LaMontagne: Wednesday, April 24 and Thursday, April 25 at State Theatre
Vintage Trouble: Wednesday, April 24 at Oxford Art Factory

For more information and to book tickets, visit the Bluesfest website.

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