The crew at Bluesfest have added yet another exciting artist to their already stellar 2018 lineup, today announcing that one of the most influential artists in the history of R&B Ms. Lauryn Hill, will play an exclusive set at their 2018 festival, on Easter Friday in Byron Bay.
Hill established her reputation in the music world as the lone female member of The Fugees, whose record sales would make them the second biggest selling R&B act worldwide since Michael Jackson.
After leaving the band she released her iconic solo album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” which changed the face of popular music when it was released in 1998. The album’s innovative mix of traditional soul, hip-hop beats and politically charged rap was a revelation. It won 5 Grammys the year it was released and has gone on to be included in dozens of “Greatest Albums Ever” lists such as Mojo’s 100 Greatest Albums of Our Lifetime, Q’s Top 100 Albums Ever, Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and it came in at number 2 on NPR’s 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women.
MS. LAURYN HILL joins Bluesfest 2018‘s massive lineup including, LIONEL RICHIE, ROBERT PLANT AND THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS, KESHA, JOHN BUTLER TRIO, TASH SULTANA, SEAL, JACKSON BROWNE, MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD, SHERYL CROW, MELISSA ETHERIDGE, YOUSSOU NDOUR, JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT, GOMEZ, RAG’N’BONE MAN, ZIGGY ALBERTS, JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ, FIRST AID KIT, ÁSGEIR, MORCHEEBA, GOV’T MULE, THE NEW POWER GENERATION, THE ORIGINAL BLUES BROTHERS BAND, SEU JORGE, JUANES, CHIC FEATURING NILE RODGERS, JIMMY CLIFF, THE WAILERS, NEWTON FAULKNER, CANNED HEAT, WALTER TROUT, LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL, JOE LOUIS WALKER, BOBBY RUSH, HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF, BENJAMIN BOOKER, HOLY HOLY, WILLIAM CRIGHTON, HARTS, AFRO CELT SOUND SYSTEM, ELEPHANT SESSIONS, ERIC GALES, HARRY MANX, DUMPSTAPHUNK, ANDRÉ CYMONE, THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS, RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS, THE TESKEY 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