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Blind Boys of Alabama photo by Ros O'Gorman

Bluesfest Add 11 More Acts for 2024

by Paul Cashmere

Bluesfest has added another 11 acts for 2024 including Portugal The Man and Blind Boys of Alabama.

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Ian Moss at The Palais St Kilda photo by Bron Robinson

Ian Moss, The Cruel Sea, Rickie Lee Jones Added To Bluesfest

by Paul Cashmere

Bluesfest have announced Part 2 of the 2024 line-up with Ian Moss, The Cruel Sea, Tim Finn and Rickie Lee Jones leading the charge.

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Tom Jones, Jack Johnson, The Teskey Brothers Lead First Bluesfest Announcement for 2024

by Paul Cashmere

Sir Tom Jones, Jack Johnson, The Teskey Brothers and Matt Corby lead the first announcement for Bluesfest 2024. (Well, actually the first and a half announcement. Elvis Costello couldn’t make 2023 and rescheduled so we already knew that.

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Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram at Bluesfest 2023 photo by Bron Robinson

Bluesfest Melbourne Day Two: Eric Gales, Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram and Buddy Guy Steal The Day

by Paul Cashmere

Bluesfest Melbourne Day Two was a rollercoaster ride. There was so much great music packed into one day that it was impossible to see it all. I expected and received absolute stunning performances from blues legend Buddy Guy and Americana royalty Lucinda Williams and Steve Earle but it’s the least expected that makes you walk away wanting more.

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The Doobie Brothers at Bluesfest Melbourne photo by Mary Boukouvalas

Russell Morris, John Butler, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Backsliders – Bluesfest Melbourne Day One Highlights

by Paul Cashmere

Bluesfest Melbourne is happening at the Melbourne Convention Centre this weekend and applause to Neil Croker and Peter Noble for curating such an incredible line-up of real musicians under one roof.

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Elvis Costello photo by Ros O'Gorman

Elvis Costello Australian Tour Cancelled Due To Covid

by Paul Cashmere

Elvis Costello has cancelled his upcoming Australian shows due to “a key member” of the band contracting Covid.

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Sticky Fingers

Sticky Fingers Removed From Bluesfest

by Paul Cashmere

Sticky Fingers have been removed from Bluesfest following public outcry in recent weeks and the withdrawal of major acts King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and Sampa The Great over the addition of the band.

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One Electric Day at Werribee Mansion on Sunday 27 November 2016 with Russell Morris, Icehouse, James Reyne, Jimmy Barnes.

John Butler and Russell Morris Added To Bluesfest Melbourne

by Paul Cashmere

More acts, including John Butler and Russell Morris, will perform the Melbourne edition of Bluesfest in April.

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Sampa The Great at Glastonbury photo by Noise11

Sampa The Great Withdraws From Bluesfest Over Sticky Fingers Addition

by Paul Cashmere

Sampa The Great is the second artist to withdrawn from Bluesfest, just a day after King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard quit following the addition of Sticky Fingers.

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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Withdrawn From Bluesfest In Protest Over Sticky Fingers

by Paul Cashmere

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will no longer perform at Bluesfest 2023 in protest over the addition of Sticky Fingers.

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Archie Roach: Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo

Bluesfest To Present Tribute to Archie Roach

by Paul Cashmere

Bluesfest have announced a special even to pay tribute to the late Archie Roach.

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Dog Trumpet photo by Ros O'Gorman

Bluesfest Adds Dog Trumpet, Steve Poltz, Frank Turner and 15 More

by Paul Cashmere

Bluesfest has added another 18 acts for 2023 with Dog Trumpet, Steve Poltz and Frank Turner now on the list with another 15 acts.

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The Doobie Brothers Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Bluesfest To Play A Two Day Festival In Melbourne

by Paul Cashmere

Melbourne has scored its own two day Bluesfest in April with The Doobie Brothers, Buddy Guy and Paolo Nutini on the line-up.

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Beck, Harvest Festival 2012: Photo Ros O'Gorman

Beck To Play Bluesfest

by Paul Cashmere

Beck will return to Australia in 2023 for his first ever Bluesfest performance.

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Elvis Costello photo by Ros O'Gorman

Elvis Costello To Play Sydney And Melbourne Bluesfest Sideshows

by Paul Cashmere

Elvis Costello has added dates in Sydney and Melbourne in April when he is in the country for Bluesfest.

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Elvis Costello photo by Ros O'Gorman

Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams and The Bluesfest 2023 Announcement

by Paul Cashmere

Bluesfest 2023 will return with its first full international and local line-up since 2019 with Elvis Costello and Lucinda Williams just a few news on the list.

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Bonnie Raitt - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples To Play Bluesfest Dates In 2023

by Paul Cashmere

Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples will play dates together in Sydney and Melbourne for Bluesfest Touring in April as well as the Bluesfest Festival in Byron Bay.

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Buddy Guy photo by Ros O'Gorman

Buddy Guy To Perform Farewell Dates In Australia For Bluesfest

by Paul Cashmere

Buddy Guy will perform his last shows in Australia in April 2023.

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Neil Finn of Crowded House photo by Ros O'Gorman

Crowded House To Tour For Live Nation, A Day On The Green and Bluesfest

by Paul Cashmere

Crowded House will perform their first Australian tour in 12 years in April 2021 with arena shows for Live Nation, a winery event for A Day On The Green and a slot at Bluesfest.

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Joe Camilleri The Black Sorrows Noise11 interview

Bluesfest To Pay Tribute To Bob Dylan On Opening Night

by Paul Cashmere

Joe Camilleri will lead a night of celebration of the music of Bob Dylan for Bluesfest’s opening night on 14 April 2022 of the Easter weekend.

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Patti Smith performs her last Australian show at Festival Hall in Melbourne on Thursday 20 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Patti Smith, George Benson and The Wailers Have Leaked Their Own Bluesfest 2022 Dates

by Paul Cashmere

It appears George Benson, Patti Smith and The Wailers have let their fans in on a little secret before an official announcement has been made. Australian dates for April 2022 are on their official websites.

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Peter Garrett of Midnight Oil at Mt Duneed - photo Noise11.com

Bluesfest Postponed Until 2022

by Announcement

Bluesfest has been postponed again, this time to Easter 2022.

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Midnight Oil play the Bowl on their Great Circle Tour 2017 Monday 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Bluesfest Announces October 2021 Line-up With The Oils, Kelly and Barnes

by Paul Cashmere

Midnight Oil, Jimmy Barnes, Paul Kelly and Tash Sultana will headline the four day revival of Bluesfest in October 2021.

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Bluesfest Oct 2021

Bluesfest Rescheduled for October

by Paul Cashmere @paulcashmere

The NSW Government sponsored Bluesfest cancellation over Easter has been given a reprieve. Bluesfest will resurrect over 1-4 October 2021.

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Bluesfest 2021

Bluesfest Shutdown Could Cost Over $10m In Losses For The Festival

by Paul Cashmere @paulcashmere

Bluesfest is expected to face more than $10 million in losses following the snap decision by the New South Wales government to shutdown the iconic event with less than one days notice.

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Bluesfest 2021

Statement From The Australian Festivals Association Following Bluesfest Cancellation

by Paul Cashmere @paulcashmere

The Australian Festivals Association has issued a statement following the last minute cancellation of Bluesfest.

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