Next year's Byron Bay Bluesfest lineup is shaping up to be quite enticing!
Next year’s Byron Bay Bluesfest has grown by an impressive 15 acts – making for a total of 38 so far – with today's update to the lineup featuring Dan Sultan, Tim Finn, Ian Moss and more.
The second artist announcement is led by Tedeschi Trucks Band, who return to Bluesfest for their fourth edition in 2024 (having played the festival previously in 2011, 2013 and 2016). According to director Peter Noble, they were “the most requested band by Bluesfest 2023 attendees”.
Also returning to Bluesfest will be Taj Mahal – his set being an Australian exclusive – marking his tenth time performing at the festival. Other returning favourites of Bluesfest attendees include The Cruel Sea (who reunited earlier this year), Rickie Lee Jones, COTERIE, Playing For Change and Caravãna Sun.
Meanwhile, Jackie Venson – also performing exclusively at Bluesfest – appears on the festival’s lineup for the first time ever, alongside Lisa Hunt’s Forever Soul, WILSN and the Women Of Soul Collective. The Whitlams are an interesting outlier: they performed at Bluesfest in 2005, but at next year’s edition, they’ll be performing with their rootsy offshoot The Whitlams Black Stump Band.
In a press statement, Noble said of the 15 new acts joining Bluesfest 2024: “I am so proud to bring this incredible gathering of the world’s best artists to Bluesfest Byron Bay. Our lineup is shaping up to be one of our best. And we’re just getting started!
“Bluesfest 2024 is set to be an extraordinary celebration of music, bringing together a diverse array of artists and genres to create a unique and unforgettable experience for fans of all ages. From Blues purists to music enthusiasts, there’s something for everyone in our second artist announcement.”
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The first announcement for Bluesfest 2024 came about a month and a half ago, sporting the likes of Jack Johnson, Tom Jones, The Teskey Brothers, Matt Corby, L.A.B, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, and Peter Garrett & The Alter Egos.
Bluesfest 2024 will be held over five days at its usual home of the Byron Events Farm in Tyagarah, kicking off on Thursday March 28 and wrapping up on Monday April 1. Tickets are on sale now – find them here.
Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Cruel Sea
Rickie Lee Jones
The Whitlams Black Stump Band
Playing For Change Band
Lisa Hunt’s Forever Soul
Women Of Soul Collective
The Teskey Brothers
Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Peter Garrett & The Alter Egos
The Dead South
The Paper Kites
Here Come The Mummies
Clayton Doley’s Bayou Billabong
Thursday March 28 – Monday April 1st, 2024
Byron Events Farm, Tyagarah NSW