Robert Plant To Play Bluesfest -
Robert Plant. image by Haylee Cashmere, Noise11, photo

Robert Plant. image by Haylee Cashmere

Robert Plant To Play Bluesfest

by Paul Cashmere on October 28, 2012

in Live,News,Noise Pro

Bluesfest’s Peter Noble has caught his “great white whale”. After years of persevering Robert Plant will play at Bluesfest in 2013.

Robert Plant. image by Haylee Cashmere

Robert Plant. image by Haylee Cashmere

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
Ben Harper
Iggy & The Stooges
Steve Miller Band
Jimmy Cliff
Chris Isaak
Bonnie Raitt
Robert Cray
Joan Armatrading
Dropkick Murphys
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Glen Hansard With The Frames
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
The Blind Boys Of Alabama
Mavis Staples
Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls
Allen Toussaint
Wanda Jackson
Fred Wesley And The New JB’s
Michael Kiwanuka
Bettye Lavette
Luka Bloom
Ruthie Foster
Newton Faulkner
Tony Joe White
Sweet Honey In The Rock
The Duke Robillard Band
William Elliott Whitmore
Shawn Colvin
Grace Potter
Playing For Change
Seth Lakeman
Ben Caplan

Bluesfest will be held over the Easter Long Weekend March 28 to April 1, 2013 at Byron Bay.




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