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Bluesfest Second Announcement Features Mary J Blige

by Paul Cashmere on September 22, 2016

in News

Mary J. Blige leads the second Bluesfest announcement for 2017.

“We have had some truly amazing artists play Bluesfest…and to continue in that vein, we proudly announce Mary J. Blige as the headliner of our R&B/Soul flavoured second announcement.

Yes, “the MOST successful R&B female artist of the past 25 years” (Billboard) is coming. With over 50 million albums and 25 million singles sold, 32 Grammy nominations, with nine wins, the greatest female soul singer of our time is coming. Her performances are the stuff of legend. To say I am chuffed she is coming to Bluesfest is an absolute understatement.

“They are not going to be able to keep Gallant under wraps for much longer…. his set at the Coachella festival 2016, was described as ” the weekend’s finest moment ” by Billboard. If EVER you have had the opportunity to see a unique artist bound for superstardom, this is it. The Guardian magazine review of Gallant simply said. ” Gallant is one of the best vocalists I’ve heard in forever”. Voices like this come along less than once in a generation, hear for yourself who Elton John and Seal are already praising. You can literally say you saw him when…

“Corinne Bailey Rae has finally agreed to come to Australia…this multi-Grammy winner is also one of the greats, and then we come to Michael Kiwanuka, the UK’s fast rising soul singer who had a number one album in July for his latest release, Love & Hate.

“Add in Bluesfest favourite Nahko and Medicine for the People, who have been asked back after blistering shows at Bluesfest 2016, and you have a serious contemporary announcement. Oh, I nearly forgot Houston’s The Suffers. Think Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, with a touch of Tabasco and Latino sounds. Another band whose live shows blitz, and who are sure to be a Bluesfest favourite.

“We hope you like this announcement and we have loads more announcements coming. So, what are you waiting for, grab yourself a ticket to one of the Greatest Shows on Earth while you still can get them. We are already way past half sold out. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

“Thank you all for your ongoing support.”

Peter Noble OAM
Byron Bay Bluesfest


Mary J. Blige
Corinne Bailey Rae
Michael Kiwanuka
Nahko And Medicine For The People
The Suffers


Zac Brown Band
Patti Smith And Her Band Perform Horses
The Lumineers
Buddy Guy Exclusive
Bonnie Raitt
Mavis Staples Exclusive
Billy Bragg
Jethro Tull
Trombone Shorty And Orleans Avenue
Rickie Lee Jones
Gregory Porter
Snarky Puppy
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Beth Hart Exclusive
Laura Mvula
Andrew Bird
Booker T. Presents The Stax Records Review
Roy Ayers
Joan Osborne
Turin Brakes
The Strumbellas
Jake Shimabukuro
Nikki Hill
Irish Mythen


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