John Mayer and the Dave Matthews Band are the first major names announced for Bluesfest 2014.
Bluesfest is turning 25 in 2014 and festival director Peter Noble has big plans. “It’s our 25th Birthday! We are going to be celebrating this one as never before and will deliver you one hell of a line up and mark my words: This is only the beginning.”
John Mayer has played Bluesfest before. “John Mayer is finally coming back after 7 years to play at Bluesfest again,” Noble said. “When it comes to guitar he is undoubtedly to me the most talented of all performing today, simply untouchable and I say that with all humility. I predict his new album ‘Paradise Valley’ – released last week, is going to be at the top of the charts worldwide this week – this is such a coup for us – and I am so proud to be presenting John on our big celebration year”.
Dave Matthews Band last played Bluesfest eight years ago. “I have attempted to bring back Dave Matthews Band every year since they last played Bluesfest in 2005,” he said. “They are one of the top grossing, most in demand bands in the world – as well as up there with the best of the best. Finally, they are coming back to Bluesfest, for not one, but two full length performances, and each night will be completely different as this super band never plays the same set twice! These performances are going to be magical and unmissable”.
The first artist announcement for Bluesfest 2014 is:
Dave Matthews Band
The John Butler Trio
Gary Clark Jr
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Iron & Wine
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Single day tickets will go on sale today. All Festival and Camping tickets are on sale through www.bluesfest.com.au or by phoning the office on 02 6685 8310
Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster on www.ticketmaster.com.au
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