Bluesfest has extended the 2015 line-up with new additions Hozier, The Waterboys and Switchfoot to the line-up.
The 6th Bluesfest announcement also includes Hunter Hayes, Fly My Pretties, Music Maker presents Super Chikan and Vasti Jackson, Diesel, Jeff Lang, Phil Wiggins & Dom Turner, Watussi, Nikki Hill and The Rumjacks.
In a statement, Festival Director Peter Noble said, “We have such an exciting sixth announcement in what is a watershed year for Bluesfest. A genuine new superstar of Blues & Roots music – Hozier, Celtic legends The Waterboys, New Zealand’s all-star music collective Fly My Pretties on their first ever Australian festival appearances, lots of great new Blues artists, and to top it off – Country Music’s hottest new artist, Hunter Hayes”.
Bluesfest 2015 had previously announced Lenny Kravitz, The Black Keys, Ben Harper & Innocent Criminals, Paolo Nutini, David Gray, Counting Crows, Gary Clark Jr, Paul Kelly, Train, Michael Franti, Jurassic 5, Rodrigo Y Gabriella, The Gipsy Kings, John Mayal, Keb Mo, Jimmy Cliff, George Clinton, Mavis Staples, Trombone Shorty and Charles Bradley.
“To be presenting Hozier, Paolo Nutini AND Ben Howard at Bluesfest 2015 means we will have on our stages, truly the best emerging artist from Ireland, Scotland AND the UK right now at the one festival – it’s simply breathtaking,” Noble said.
Bluesfest 2015 is on from April 2 to April 6 across the Easter long weekend at Byron Bay, New South Wales.
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