With rumours heating up about whether or not The Boss would make an appearance at 2013’s most anticipated festival, it’s impossible not to speculate.
Well with this being the festival’s final lineup announcement, it looks like we won’t be treated to a performance by Springsteen after all, but there’s still plenty on extra goodness added to the lineup.
Aussie and Kiwi acts were only announced a while back, and include some of our finest with The Cat Empire, Xavier Rudd, Beasts Of Bourbon.
On top of local acts, there have been several HUGE announcements in previous months about what is sire to be one of Australia’s most impressive festival line ups of all time.
From iconic acts such as Led Zelleplin’s Robert Plant, guitar legend Santana, rock ‘n’ roll iconsIggy & The Stooges and master wordsmith Paul Simon to modern classics like Wilco and Dropkick Murphys, this is the lineup that just doesn’t quit!
As Festival Director Peter Noble has already enthused in our feature interview, the Easter music festival promises to be the hottest ticket in town.
The latest additions to the lineup include Grammy winning singer/songwriter Jason Mraz whose song ‘I’m Yours’ has captured the hearts of millions of people across the globe. Mraz will be playing on the opening day of the festival.
Joining Mraz will be Manu Chao & his band La Ventura who’ll put the icing on the cake with his performance on Good Friday. Chao has been described as one of the most charismatic and energetic musicians around today. His anti-Globalisation and Anti Free Trade stance has won him legions of fans around the world. His music is a blend of Punk, Rock, Reggae, Ska, Salsa, French Chanson and Algerian Rai.
As well as Mraz and Chao, Canadian surf rock band, Current Swell will be hitting the stage and as will blues stars Matt Anderson and Chris Smithers.
Repping Australia in the latest additions is Mark Seymour, the front man and songwriter for iconic Australian rock band Hunters & Collectors.
With so many more great additions to the huge lineup, it’s safe to say everyone better start planning their trip to Byron Bay!
Latest Bluesfest 2013 Lineup Additions
MANU CHAO LA VENTURA
MARK SEYMOUR AND THE UNDERTOW
GO JANE GO FEAT. KIERAN KANE, DAVID FRANCEY & LUCAS KANE
24th Annual Byron Bay Bluesfest 2013
ROBERT PLANT PRESENTS SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS
IGGY & THE STOOGES
STEVE MILLER BAND
ROGER HODGSON THE LEGENDARY VOICE OF SUPERTRAMP
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND
TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE
THE CAT EMPIRE
TAJ MAHAL TRIO
KITTY DAISY & LEWIS
THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
JON ANDERSON THE VOICE OF YES
FAT FREDDY’S DROP
GLEN HANSARD WITH THE FRAMES
FRANK TURNER AND THE SLEEPING SOULS
FRED WESLEY AND THE NEW JB’S
THE BREAK FEAT. MEMBERS OF MIDNIGHT OIL, VIOLENT FEMMES, HUNTERS & COLLECTORS
PLAYING FOR CHANGE
SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK
TONY JOE WHITE
WILLIAM ELLIOTT WHITMORE
ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD
MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA
BEASTS OF BOURBON
TAV FALCO & THE PANTHER BURNS
HAT FITZ & CARA
THE DUKE ROBILLARD BAND
MASON RACK BAND
ROUND MOUNTAIN GIRLS
THE WILSON PICKERS
LIL FI & THE DIRTY RASCALS
THE SONGS OF THE HAIGHT ASHBURY STAGE SHOW
Bluesfest 2013 Tickets & Dates
Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay
Thursday March 28th – Monday April 1st, 2013
ph: 02 6685 8310