Bluesfest has added another 12 acts including Garland Jeffreys and Backsliders and the Juke Joint stage is coming back as well.
Also added to the line-up are Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Ray Beadie Band, The Mojo Webb Band, Shaun Kirk, Claude Hay, Genevieve Chadwick, Daniel Champagne, Marshall OKell and the Pride and Hat Fitz & Cara.
Festival director Peter Noble has been designing the 2014 event as a real blues event. “We have put the Blues back into BLUESfest with our best ever Blues & Roots bill of artists so far in our 25 year history,” he said. “Bluesfest 2014 is beginning to really sell out so if you are thinking about coming, and with this bill how can you not be coming, don’t wait too long or the day you want to come might just be sold out if you wait too much longer”.
Peter Noble has also announced the return of the Juke Joint stage bringing the number of Bluesfest stages to a record six (or seven if you count the Buskers stage).
Artists already announced performing on the Juke Joint Stage include:
The Charlie Musselwhite Blues Band – who just won a Grammy Award, North Mississippi All Stars, Music Maker Relief Foundation featuring Pat wilder, Cool John Ferguson and Little Freddie King – WOW, Chain, The Paladins, Eric Bibb, CW Stoneking, Glenn Cardier, Devon Allman, Valerie June, Candye Kane, Nikki Hill, Seth Lakeman and more – it’s going to be an entire Blues festival within Bluesfest.
PLUS – there are loads of other Blues and Roots artists playing all across Bluesfest this year including:
Buddy Guy, Dr John, Gregg Allman, Aaron Neville, Boz Scaggs, Gary Clark Jr (who just won a Grammy Award), Jimmie Vaughan, James Cotton, Govt Mule, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Terrance Simien (who also just won a Grammy Award), Booker T. Jones, Beth Hart, Robben Ford, Larry Graham & Graham Central Station, The Black Sorrows, KT Tunstall, The Soul Rebels, Walter Trout, Saidah Baba Talibah, Matthew Curry, Phil Manning and more to be announced.
Bluesfest 2014 will be held from April 17 to 21 at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, north of Byron Bay.
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