35th ANNIVERSARY BLUESFEST – 15 New Artists Announced, with More to Come

2018 Photo by Joseph Mayers

Bluesfest, Australia’s most awarded festival, is thrilled to reveal a sensational second artist announcement for its highly anticipated 35th anniversary of the festival, held next Easter in Byron Bay, NSW.

After the recent unveiling of an incredible initial line-up, Festival Director Peter Noble has turned up the heat with star-studded additions to the program by adding headliners Tedeschi Trucks Band to Tom Jones and Jack Johnson, along with an army of crowd favourites.

Bluesfest’s announcement today of 15 artists, along with the previously announced 23, takes the total to 38 on the line-up so far.

The artists included in Bluesfest’s second announcement are as follows:

Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Cruel Sea I Taj Mahal Exclusive I Tim Finn
Ian Moss I Rickie Lee Jones I Dan Sultan
The Whitlams Black Stump Band I Coterie
Playing For Change Band I Lisa Hunt’s Forever Soul
Jackie Venson Exclusive I WILSN I Caravana Sun
Women of Soul Collective

A word from our Festival Director, Peter Noble OAM

I am so proud to bring this incredible gathering of the world’s best artists to Bluesfest Byron Bay. Our line-up is shaping up to be one of our best. And we’re just getting started!

The Tedeschi Trucks Band was the most requested band by Bluesfest 2023 attendees to perform at our 35th-anniversary festival, so we are thrilled to be able to deliver on such a demand. In two days from now, Tedeschi Trucks Band will be headlining Madison Square Garden in New York. These guys are a big deal!

We have Taj Mahal playing exclusively for his tenth time! Taj is a giant of the Blues world, with his Blues Hall of Fame membership, his Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association, and three GRAMMY’s.

Rickie Lee Jones is one of the greatest songwriters of all time – famed for writing, among others, ‘The Horses’, which is such an Australian favourite. Talking about Australian favourites, we are so thrilled to have The Cruel Sea reforming and playing again, some 15 years after their last Bluesfest performance.

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.

Peter Noble OAM
Festival Director

Bluesfest will occur over 5 days from Thursday, 28 March to Monday 1 April 2024 at the Byron Events Farm, Tyagarah, NSW, AUSTRALIA.

5-Day, 3-Day and 1-Day tickets, including festival entry, camping & add-ons, parking and VIP, are on sale now via the Bluesfest website.