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Australia’s premier music festival Bluesfest Byron Bay will be celebrating their 30th Anniversary from 18-22 April 2019 and today have announced 14 new artists to be added to the already stellar 2019 line-up.  Today’s announcement includes the godfather of punk Iggy Pop, Nine-time Grammy Award winner Norah Jones along with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Imelda May, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Archie Roach, Pierce Brothers, Backsliders, Fantastic Negrito, The Marcus King Band, Thando, Little Georgia, Benny Walker and Dallas Woods.

Iggy Pop

These artists will join the already announced artists which include Jack Johnson, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Paul Kelly, Hozier,  David Gray, Ray La Montagne, Julia Stone, Gary Clark Jr., George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Mavis Staples, Snarky Puppy, Kasey Chambers, Tommy Emmanuel, Meshell Ndegeocelle, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Keb’ Mo’, Colin Hay, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Shaky Graves, Arlo Guthrie, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Tex Perkins, Allen Stone, Ruthie Foster, Richard Clapton, Russell Morris, Flogging Molly, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, Samantha Fish, The War and Treaty, I’m With Her, Larkin Poe, The Black Sorrows, Vintage Trouble, Mojo Juju, Trevor Hall, Irish Mythen, Anderson East, The California Honeydrops, Elephant Sessions, Deva Mahal, Melody Angle, Hussy Hicks, Caiti Baker, Rock Wiz Live plus many more to be announced.

The 2019 playing schedule so far is available on

Peter Noble

With just 148 days to go until Easter 2019, Festival Director, Peter Noble OAM comments on the announcement saying: “With our third artist announcement for Easter 2019, featuring 14 great artists, it brings us to almost 60 artists announced to date – with plenty more to come! You can now start to see the great headliners and depth of talent that are joining us to celebrate our 30th Anniversary, including the incredible Iggy Pop and nine-time Grammy winner Norah Jones!

Tomorrow night, Bluesfest will be officially acknowledged as a Hall of Fame recipient at the 2018 NSW Tourism Awards, after having won The Best Major Festival and Event award for three consecutive years. This year Bluesfest was also nominated for the sixth year in a row for Best International Music Festival at the Pollstar Awards in Los Angeles.

It truly is a great music experience we offer, and we are going all out to make our 30th birthday our best celebration yet. Come join us this Easter!” 

Tickets are selling faster than any other Bluesfest in history, The festival is heading for a spectacular celebration and sell-out 30th Anniversary next Easter, so grab your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are now on sale through

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