Bluesfest Announces First Round of Artists for 2016

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It’s July and we’re already getting 2016 festival announcements? That’s crazy.

This morning Bluesfest revealed their first round of artists for the 2016 festival, which is not until the end of March, a full eight months away. A lot has been made of the “shock” exclusive headliner The National (who have always drawn influences from roots music, even if what they do is not exactly roots) but as always we’re super excited about the artists a little bit further down the list like Rhiannon Giddens and Shakey Graves.

Bluesfest is held over the Easter long weekend from the 24th to 28th March just outside of Byron bay. The full list of artists announced is below – check out the official site for more details.

The National
City and Colour
UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue
Joe Bonamassa
Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Cat Empire
Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real
The Word
Rhiannon Giddens
Janiva Magness
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Allen Stone
The Selecter
Shakey Graves
Songhoy Blues

1 Comment

  1. July 17, 2015 at 16:54

    […] – A full eight months out the first round of artists for Bluesfest 2016 have been announced. Details here […]


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