Brunswick Music Festival Announces 2016 Lineup

Blind Boy Paxton
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I feel like the Brunswick Music Festival is the quiet achiever of the folk festival season. Taking place just after the Port Fairy Folk Festival from the 15th to 20th March, the Brunswick Music Festival in Melbourne always manages to mix the best of Melbourne’s folk and acoustic talent with the incredible touring international artists.

This year the Brunswick Music Festival has announced a raft of exciting artists including Blind Boy Paxton (above), Jeff Lang, Alison Ferrier, Kim Salmon, Mandy Connell, Mick Thomas, Charles Jenkins, Cat Canteri & Justin Bernasconi, Sean McMahon, Jemma Rowlands, Rich Davies, Brooke Russell, Ayleen O’Hanlon, Hat Fitz & Cara, Zourouna, Lala Shouha, Sweet Mona’s Choir, Ajak Kwai, Jawa Pitu Band, Santa Taranta, Cumbia Cosmonauts, Los Kumbia Killers, La Descarga, Sonidero Esperanza, Alsarah and the Nubatones, Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro, Mànran, Spiro, Moxie, Shane Howard Trio, Emma Donovan and the PutBacks, Yirrmal, Mia Dyson, Jess Ribeiro and many more.

The traditional Sydney Road Street Party takes place on the 6th March with the full Brunswick Music Festival held from the 15th to 20th March. Check out the official site for all the events taking place during the Brunswick Music Festival.

WOMADelaide Announces Final Artists for 2016

Sarah Blasko
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This week WOMADelaide added the finishing touches to its 2016 lineup, announcing some pretty big names this time around.

The final artists added to the lineup include De La Soul, Asha Bhosle, Ainslie Wills, Ajak Kwai, Alpine, Apy Choir, Eska, Marcellus Pittman, Sarah Blasko (above), 숨[su:m] and Tek Tek Ensemble.

WOMADelaide is held from the 11th to the 14th March in the Botanic Park, Adelaide. Check out the official site for more details

Port Fairy Adds Ten More Artists for 2015

The Gloaming
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And so the Port Fairy Folk Festival lineup continues to grow. This week they’ve added ten more artists to an already impressive lineup, making Port Fairy a must-go-to event in 2015. This time around they’ve added The Gloaming (Above), Tom Mason, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, Ajak Kwai, Ruth Moody, Perch Creek, Zeptepi, Michael Fix, Roesy and Chris Tamwoy.

The Port Fairy Folk Festival takes place in Port Fairy, Victoria from the 6th to 9th March. For more information and tickets check out the official site here.

Final Final FINAL Bluesfest Artists

Bobby Long
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The good folks at Bluesfest have just released the schedule for this year’s festival (so everyone can start their planning). But releasing a program just isn’t enough for these guys. No siree. They’ve also gone and added a bunch of new artists to the lineup. They’re saying these are the final additions but they said that last time. And the time before. So I guess we’ll just have to see if they’re telling the truth.

The new artists added to the Bluesfest lineup are:

Warren Haynes, Clare Bowditch, Dale Watson & His Lonestars, Neil Murray, Shane Nicholson, Frank Yamma, Buddy Knox, Lisa Miller, Louis King and the Liars Klub, Hat Fitz and Cara Robinson, Grace Barbe Afro Kreol, Ajak Kwai, The Blackwater Fever, Bobby Long (above), Nga Tae, Collard Greens and Gravy, Old Spice Boys, The Secret Sisters, Victor Valdes & the Marin Brothers, Raghu Dixit, Jackson Firebird, Hank Green’s Blues, A French Butler Called Smith, U Blues Band, Microwave Jenny, Kingfisha, Mojo Bluesmen, Bob Abbot & the Fabulous Green Machine, Joewah, Transvaal Diamond Syndicate and The Incredible Sky Pilots Plasticiens Volants.

For more information and tickets visit the official Bluefest site.

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