Bluesfest 2016 – Playing Schedule Released

 

Bluesfest today announced the playing times for Bluesfest 2016 to be held north of Byron Bay over the Easter long weekend.

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Final Bluesfest 2016 Line-Up

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Bluesfest photo by Jim Jacob

Bluesfest 2016 has made its final line-up known, with twelve more artists added to the already impressive roster.  Bluesfest will be held at its purpose-built site just outside of Byron Bay for the Easter long weekend (Thursday 24 to Monday 28 of March 2016).

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Jason Isbell Extra Show + Eilen Jewell

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New Melbourne Show for Jason Isbell

Special Guest On Tour Is Eilen Jewell

 

Two good news announcements for lovers of fine Americana and alt. country music.

Love Police advised today that, due to high demand, Jason Isbell has added an extra show in Melbourne (The Croxton, Thornbury on April 1).  Tickets on sale now. Continue reading

Sturgill Simpson Australian Tour 2016 – Cancelled

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Sturgill Simpson – Americana Music Festival Awards 2014

Bluesfest Touring announced today that the Sturgill Simpson Australia And New Zealand tour will be cancelled.

Here’s an extract from the official statement:

Due to circumstances beyond his control, Sturgill Simpson must regrettably cancel his upcoming dates in Australia and New Zealand, including his Sydney and Melbourne show and his performances at Australia’s Bluesfest as well as New Zealand’s inaugural Auckland City Limits.

I was a bit wary when ticket holders like myself were given a part refund a few weeks ago, as the ticket price for the Melbourne show was reduced.  Sounds like it was due to not enough ticket sales, which is a damn shame.  

My original post is below

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Listen up if you like alt.country or outlaw country.

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Bluesfest 2016 – 7th Round of Performers Named

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BLUESFEST ANNOUNCES MORE ARTISTS

Featuring Modest Mouse, Graham Nash, Kamasi Washington & more

The 27th Bluesfest Byron Bay, held over Easter (Thu 24 March – Mon 28 March 2016) adds more artists from overseas and Australia.

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Bluesfest 2016 – Sixth Artist Announcement

 
The Bluesfest 2016 artist roster has grown again, with its sixth artist announcement, adding to what appears to be one of the best line-ups for years.  Bluesfest 2016 takes place in Byron Bay over the Easter Long Weekend 24 to 28 March 2016.

LATEST BLUESFEST 2016 ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT INCLUDES:

THE “ORIGINAL” BLUES BROTHERS BAND

DON MCLEAN

RUSSELL MORRIS

THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA

JEFF MARTIN (THE TEA PARTY)

ARCHIE ROACH

TEX PERKINS AND THE APE

THE MASTERSONS

HUSSY HICKS

EAST JOURNEY

 

The Mastersons – photo by Jim Jacob

 

2016 BLUESFEST ARTISTS ALREADY ANNOUNCED

CONTEMPORARY

KENDRICK LAMAR

THE NATIONAL• D’ANGELO

NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS

CITY AND COLOUR • THE DECEMBERISTS • THE CAT EMPIRE

COLD WAR KIDS• HIATUS KAIYOTE

ALLEN STONE • NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE

VINTAGE TROUBLE • BLACKBERRY SMOKE • HARTS

LEGENDS

BRIAN WILSON performs ‘PET SOUNDS’ final performances in its entirety and his greatest hits • TOM JONES

UB40 feat. ALI CAMPBELL, ASTRO & MICKEY VIRTUE

JACKSON BROWNE • MELISSA ETHERIDGE • TAJ MAHAL (SOLO)

STEVE EARLE AND THE DUKES • THE WAILERS • THE RESIDENTS

BLUES AND ROOTS

JOE BONAMASSA • TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND

JASON ISBELL • RHIANNON GIDDENS

STURGILL SIMPSON • THE WORD • GRACE POTTER

THE SELECTER • NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS

SHAKEY GRAVES • ST PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES

LUCKY PETERSON • TWEEDY

JANIVA MAGNESS • SONGHOY BLUES

HOUNDMOUTH • FANTASTIC NEGRITO • CON BRIO

LORD HURON • KALEO • MIKE LOVE

LUKAS NELSON AND PROMISE OF THE REAL

THE BROS. LANDRETH • KIM CHURCHILL • SHOOGLENIFTY

MOJO JUJU • PIERCE BROTHERS

STEVE SMYTH • EMDEE

Bluesfest 2016 Roster Keeps Growing

 

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Harts – photo Jim Jacob

Bluesfest Byron Bay, adds another list of artists to its already impressive bill.

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