First Artists for Bluesfest 2013 Announced

Bluesfest Byron Bay
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This year Bluesfest are doing things slightly differently with their artist announcements – going early (six weeks earlier than last year) and announcing the lineup in four installments over the coming weeks.

The first of those artist announcements was late last night and includes some super exciting names incluing Ben Harper, Wilco, Bonnie Raitt, Dropkick Murphys, Glen Hansard with The Frames, William Elliott Whitmore, Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls and more!

Bluesfest will take place between Thursday 28th March and Monday 1st April 2013 at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm just outside of Byron Bay. For more details check out the official web site. The full list of artists is below:

Ben Harper
Santana
Iggy & The Stooges
Steve Miller Band
Chris Isaak
Wilco
Bonnie Raitt
Dropkick Murphys
Glen Hansard with The Frames
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Newton Faulkner
William Elliott Whitmore
Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls
Grace Potter
Playing For Change
Ben Caplan

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2 Comments

  1. September 21, 2012 at 15:22

    [...] – The first round of artists for Bluesfest 2013 have been announced and they’re pretty impressive – Ben Harper, Wilco, Bonnie Raitt, Dropkick Murphys, Glen Hansard with The Frames, William Elliott Whitmore, Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls and more. Bluesfest will be rolling out their full program over four announcements in the coming weeks. Details here [...]

  2. October 10, 2012 at 12:46

    [...] have to admit that we let out a small squeal when we spotted that not only was Glen Hansard on next year’s Bluesfest lineup but that he’d be bringing his old mates The Frames with him. And the excitement continues [...]


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