BLUESFEST ROUNDS OUT 2018 LINEUP WITH FIVE NEW ADDITIONS

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The 2018 Bluesfest line up has been rounded out with the last-minute addition of celebrated Soul singer Leon Bridges and a handful of other gifted artists.

Since arriving on the scene with his Grammy-nominated album ‘Coming Home’ in 2015, Bridges has become one of the most beloved and critically acclaimed singers of his generation. With two sold out Australian tours under his belt, there is no doubt audiences here are hungry for more of his incredible talent.

He’s an up and coming rock star with the voice of an angel, who counts Ed Sheeran among his biggest fans, so it’s with great excitement that Bluesfest welcomes Ryan McMullan to the festival in 2018.

The huge voice of Clarence Bekker is heading back to Bluesfest in 2018! Bekker is a singer and songwriter of Soul and Reggae music; and a vocalist in Playing for Change. From 2009, he had toured the world with a message of peace through music in more than 300 concerts, including many celebrated performances at Bluesfest.

Tay Oskee won the Byron Bay Busking comp in 2017, so organisers are delighted to welcome him back with a spot on their line up in 2018. Tay is a multi-instrumentalist playing a variety of guitars, banjo, harmonica and percussion.  With a musical style that is wide and varied Tay can take you on a journey from chilled beach tunes to punchy riff driven roots music with distinctive multicultural influences.

She wowed everyone who saw her Busking Comp sets and went on to take the Grommet Busking Prize home in 2017, there is no doubt Molly Millington is a force to be reckoned with! Molly fuses country and folk with a little quirky pop to create dark, yet playful tunes

These artists join the already stellar Bluesfest 2018 line up that includes: LIONEL RICHIE, ROBERT PLANT AND THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS, LAURYN HILL, KESHA, JOHN BUTLER TRIO, TASH SULTANA, SEAL, JACKSON BROWNE, SHERYL CROW, MELISSA ETHERIDGE, GOMEZ, MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD, JIMMY CLIFF, ÁSGEIR, JASON ISBELL, YOUSSOU NDOUR, JUANES, SEU JORGE, CHIC FEATURING NILE RODGERS, JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ, FIRST AID KIT, RAG’N’BONE MAN, MORCHEEBA, GOV’T MULE, THE NEW POWER GENERATION, THE ORIGINAL BLUES BROTHERS BAND, THE WAILERS, ZIGGY ALBERTS, NEWTON FAULKNER, HOLY HOLY, CANNED HEAT, WALTER TROUT, LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL, JOE LOUIS WALKER, BOBBY RUSH, ERIC GALES, HARTS, HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF, BENJAMIN BOOKER, WILLIAM CRIGHTON, AFRO CELT SOUND SYSTEM, ELEPHANT SESSIONS, HARRY MANX,  DUMPSTAPHUNK, ANDRÉ CYMONE, THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS, RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS, THE TESKEY BROTHERS, DAN SULTAN, All Our Exes Live in Texas, Chain, Con Brio, Mia Dyson, Shaun Kirk, Caiti Baker, Steve Smyth, Dog Trumpet, The Hanlon Brothers PLUS MORE!!!!! 

Bluesfest 2018 will be held at the beautiful Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just outside Byron Bay over the Easter long weekend (Thursday 29th March to Monday 4th April 2018). During the Festival fans will enjoy 12 hours of music each day on multiple stages, incredible food and market stalls and on-site camping in a range of accommodation options. avoid disappointment and get your tickets now!

THE 2018 ARTIST DAILY PLAYING SCHEDULE IS AVAILABLE ON BLUESFEST.COM.AU

Festival and Camping tickets are now on sale through bluesfest.com.au or by phoning the Bluesfest office on 02 6639 9800

 

 

 

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