Is it April yet?
International artists are well and truly back at Bluesfest for the first time since 2019.
Counting Crows, St Paul & The Broken Bones, Allison Russell, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Vintage Trouble, and The Doobie Brothers are joining a stacked line-up.
The Doobie Brothers will bring their 50th Anniversary Tour to the stage on closing night, while Russell promises songs of deliverance and redemption. Whether you know Counting Crows through the inescapable Mr. Jones or Accidentally In Love, they require no real introduction. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats will supply whiskey-fueled songs about the world's woes, with St. Paul & The Broken Bones displaying their ever-evolving musical powerhouse and Vintage Trouble proving that they're no longer rock'n'roll's best-kept secret.
IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
ALLISON RUSSELL | COUNTING CROWS | THE DOOBIE BROTHERS | NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHTSWEATS | ST PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES | VINTAGE TROUBLE
The epic first announcement contained 40+ artists, including Mavis Staples, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Kaleo, and Lucinda Williams, alongside Aussie heavy-hitters, Gang Of Youths, Tash Sultana, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Jon Stevens, The Cat Empire, and many more.
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Festival director Peter Noble shared his excitement about the line-up in a statement: "Whilst there are still plenty of Aussie artists listed in this first and upcoming announcements it is wonderful to once again in 2023, after four long years be able to bring back some of the greatest blues, roots, soul, rock, hip hop, R&B, world and Americana artists (and so much more) back to our shores after so long. As well as, of course, the stars of tomorrow.
"To all Bluesfest fans, artists, suppliers, contractors, volunteers and to my dedicated team - thank you so much for your belief and your support. Together we've endured a few hard years. It's time to get excited... time to come out and play, and to enjoy an experience like no other."
Byron Events Farm will host Bluesfest from Thursday the 6th to Monday the 10th of April 2023, with a wide range of ticketing and camping options for each festival attendee.
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