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Bluesfest Reveals Sixth Artist Announcement

15 February 2023 | 5:00 am | Mary Varvaris

The latest Bluesfest announcement features an all-Australian line-up.

(Pic by Lachlan Douglas)

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With seven weeks to go until Bluesfest returns to Byron Bay, the festival has revealed a sixth artist announcement.

The announcement arrives under two weeks after Bluesfest added another 18 acts to the line-up. The fifth announcement included Bobby Alu, Buttered, Clarence Bekker Band, Coterie, Dami Im, Daniel Champagne, Dog Trumpet, Electric Cadillac, Frank Sultana, Frank Turner, Hussy Hicks, Lisa Hunt’s Forever Soul, Loose Content, Ray Beadle Stax of Blues, Roshani, Round Mountain Girls, Steve Poltz and Finnish YouTube sensation Steve’n’Seagulls.

Today, Bluesfest adds the following acts to its line-up: Sticky Fingers, Sampa The Great, A Heartfelt Tribute to Uncle Archie (In association with the Archie Roach Foundation), Fools and Jerome Williams.

With the third artist announcement featuring Beck taking the line-up to 50 acts, the fourth wave of artists included Paolo Nutini, The Angels, Ash Grunwald, Backsliders, The Bros. Landreth, Eugene' Hideaway' Bridges, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and Yirrimal.

The first and second announcements contained Mavis Staples, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Kaleo, Lucinda Williams, Gang Of Youths, Tash Sultana, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Jon Stevens, The Cat Empire, Counting Crows, St Paul & The Broken Bones, Allison Russell, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Vintage Trouble, The Doobie Brothers and stacks more.

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Festival Director Peter Noble OAM commented: "With this Bluesfest announcement for Bluesfest 2023, our 34th event, it is becoming clear that the return of international live artists mixed with great Aussie and Kiwi talent will be seen for the first time in Australia at the level it was before the COVID years. 

"The line-up is one that I am immensely proud of, and 2023 is becoming one of the great Bluesfests. Thank you so much, everyone, for your support through the hard years; please now come and join us for the celebration."

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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