NEIL YOUNG & PROMISE OF THE REAL – MAKE 2017 THE BIGGEST BLUESFEST EVER!
Bluesfest Byron Bay has announced today that on Friday 14 April 2017 Neil Young + Promise of the Real will play a three hour set at Bluesfest Byron Bay. They join the illustrious names already on the bill including Santana, Zac Brown Band, Patti Smith, Mary J. Blige, Buddy Guy (exclusive), The Doobie Brothers and many more.
This announcement proves that in 2017, Bluesfest is capable of bringing together a line up of artists that is as good as their best ever. Incredibly there is still more to come with another major announcement scheduled for Sunday 9 October at 9am.
For this guitar-centric, full steam-ahead and highly-charged concert, Young is joined by Promise of the Real, an LA-based rock band fronted by Lukas Nelson (vocals/guitar), along with Micah Nelson (guitar, vocals) and their band. They have performed with their father, Willie Nelson and Young on previous occasions and wowed Bluesfest with their exceptional sets this year. Festival Director, Peter Noble said of the announcement “Bluesfest is proud to announce, Neil Young + his incredible new band Promise of the Real, are coming to Bluesfest to perform their full 3 hour set on Friday April 14 on our Crossroads stage. Neil’s recent sets have included such classics as ‘Heart of Gold’, ‘Out on the Weekend’, ‘Harvest Moon’, ‘Powderfinger’, ‘Cowgirl in the Sand’, ‘Everybody Knows This is Nowhere’, ‘Cortez the Killer’ and ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ – WOW. I can’t wait!”
From Thursday 13th to Monday 17th of April 2017 over the Easter long weekend the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just outside of Byron Bay will come alive when thousands of festival goers attend Australia’s Premiere Blues and Roots festival. Featuring multiple stages with 12 hours of music each day, an eclectic range of food and market stalls, on site camping and free parking, Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 will be the place to be this Easter.