Bluesfest has announced its Australian and New Zealand acts for the 2013 event. The Cat Empire, Xavier Rudd and The Break have made the bill.
The local announcement also includes Fat Freddy’s Drop, Rockwiz Live, Beasts of Bourbon, Karise Eden, The Bamboos, The Beards, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, The Snowdroppers, King Cannons, Grey Ghost, Busby Marou, Saskwatch, The Wilson Pickers, Round Mountain Girls, Hat Fitz & Cara, Mason Rack Band, The Songs of Haight Ashbury Show, Lil Fi & The Dirty Rascals and Wards Express.
“Yes, it’s the Aussies on the forefront with this announcement. No Bluesfest bill is ever complete without its own home grown talent,” said Bluesfest Festival Director Peter Noble.
Put them along the international line-up with Paul Simon, Robert Plant, Santana, Ben Harper, Iggy & The Stooges, Steve Miller Band, Status Quo, Madness, Chris Isaak, Bonnie Raitt, Wilco, Rodriguez, Rufus Wainwright, Roger Hodgson, Jimmy Cliff, Joan Armatrading, Robert Cray, Jon Anderson of Yes, Blind Boys of Alabama, Allen Toussaint, Wanda Jackson, Tony Joe White, Luka Bloom and Newton Faulkner.
Bluesfest is over the Easter long weekend in Byron Bay.
Busby Marou perform at Noise11
Watch the Xavier Rudd Noise11.com interview
Watch the Bamboos interview from Noise11
Watch The Beards interview at Noise11
Watch the King Cannons interview from Noise11