With the addition of Barry Gibb to Bluesfest the only thing left to announce is Jesus Christ himself.
Barry Gibb is an incredible addition to an already incredible line-up for 2017 with Neil Young, Santana, Jethro Tull, The Doobie Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Mary J Blige and Patti Smith a sampler of the names already announced.
In a statement Bluesfest boss Peter Noble said:
“I am beyond pleased to be adding Barry Gibb to our 2017 Bluesfest line up! Barry Gibb – the lead songwriter of The Bee Gees – a band we can be so proud to call an Australian Legend!
Did you know that The Bee Gees formed in Redcliffe, a beachside suburb of Brisbane in 1958? Like many new Australians at the time, they were ’10 pound poms’ whose parents immigrated to Australia after the 2nd world war to start a new life!
The Bee Gees conquered the world, selling well over 220 million records, simply our highest selling band, over AC/DC with 200 million sales! Barry Gibb, the principal songwriter for the band, was involved in their 30 charting records over 5 decades. A record that will (probably) never be broken!
Barry’s, twin brothers Maurice and Robin, the other 2 members, sadly passed away and now Barry is stepping out on his own, with his first solo album in 32 years “In The Now”.
He is the second most successful songwriter in history, second only to Paul McCartney. Recent songs performed by Barry in his concerts include:
‘To Love Somebody’
‘Gotta Get A Message to You’
‘You Should Be Dancing’
‘How Can You mend A Broken Heart’
‘How Deep is Your Love’
and so many more….it’s sublime!
Although we Aussies have to share Barry with the UK, he is coming to his other original home, to do an ‘all too rare concert’ at Bluesfest Easter Monday. We are proud beyond words, to get this message out to you! This is our second announcement this week, with Neil Young + Promise of the Real being released as well, and, just to amaze you, there are more to come.
Tickets are selling extra fast, and this Bluesfest is headed to a sell out! Don’t delay!
Can’t wait to see you there!”
Peter Noble OAM
Byron Bay Bluesfest
Bluesfest is on over the Easter weekend in Byron Bay.
JOINS 2017 ARTISTS ALREADY ANNOUNCED:
Promise Of The Real
Zac Brown Band
Patti Smith And Her Band Perform Horses
Mary J. Blige
Buddy Guy Exclusive
The Doobie Brothers
Mavis Staples Exclusive
Trombone Shorty And Orleans Avenue
Rickie Lee Jones
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Corinne Bailey Rae
Nahko And Medicene For The People
Beth Hart Exclusive
Booker T. Presents The Stax Records Review