Today’s artist lineup announcement for the extra day follows worldwide and national press covering the attempts by a couple of Byron Shire Councilors to sabotage the event’s submission to secure an extra day for locals and visitors, to see Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello and other headliners, which would also bring further business to the local Byron economy.
I’m surprised they are making a big deal of it – they got approval, now even more people will get the chance to enjoy the festival.
So far they’ve announced;
Day 6 at Bluesfest 2011 will feature several stages with a big lineup of AMAZING international and local artists. Watch this space for the final Day 6 schedule, but for now we can confirm the following stellar artists for your festival pleasure:
Bob Dylan; Elvis Costello; Gurrumul; Buffy Sainte-Marie (NEW announcement); Paul Kelly (NEW); Tim Finn (NEW); Tony Joe White; Eli Paperboy Reed (NEW); and The Mad Bastards (NEW) – with more to come!
I’ve already got my Monday ticket – if you missed out and are keen to see Bob Dylan, then you should visit; www.bluesfest.com.au – once you are a member, you’ll be able to buy tickets.