Bluesfest’s Peter Noble has caught his “great white whale”. After years of persevering Robert Plant will play at Bluesfest in 2013.
When I caught up with Peter at BigSound last month he told me he didn’t have Plant yet but they were talking. Robert Plant was confirmed for last year’s event but pulled out before the announcement. Noble has been after him for Bluesfest for years.
“Bringing Robert Plant to Bluesfest is a dream come true, not just for me, but for the thousands of fans who have been standing by patiently all these years!! We have waited together for so long and now it’s gonna happen – I am so delighted and hugely honoured,” Peter said in a statement.
And to use that old line, “but wait there’s more” Bluesfest has a stunning third line-up announcement. You may add to the Plant announcement Madness, Jon Anderson, Status Quo and Roger Hodgson.
“These are artists who are world class and give Bluesfest its icing on the cake, but we are still not done yet. There are still more artists to be added in the upcoming weeks, but for now let’s revel in the wonderment of this 3rd announcement,” he said.
Previously announced artists are
Iggy & The Stooges
Steve Miller Band
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Glen Hansard With The Frames
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
The Blind Boys Of Alabama
Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls
Fred Wesley And The New JB’s
Tony Joe White
Sweet Honey In The Rock
The Duke Robillard Band
William Elliott Whitmore
Playing For Change
Bluesfest will be held over the Easter Long Weekend March 28 to April 1, 2013 at Byron Bay.