Byron Bay Bluesfest 2016 is fast approaching and the annual drip feed shows no signs of slowing down. Having already announced a raft of contemporary superstars, organisers have now added a stack of bonafide legends to the bill.

“It is with pride we announce Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds… in its entirety at Bluesfest, as well as a number of the hits he wrote and produced whilst a member of the Beach Boys and in his solo career,” writes Bluesfest director Peter Noble.

Pet Sounds has been listed by Rolling Stone as the second greatest album of all time, after The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and has only been performed a handful of times before, and not for a decade.”

In addition to Brian Wilson, fans heading down to the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm will also get to witness performances from revered blues icon Taj Mahal, experimental veterans The Residents, soul sensations Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and Scotland’s own Shooglenifty.

“This is shaping up to be one of our best years – and there’s more to come yet. So what are you waiting for, rush out and buy your Bluesfest tickets today – whilst you still can,” adds Noble. Check below for all dates and details.

Bluesfest 2016

Brian Wilson Performing Pet Sounds + Greatest Hits
Taj Mahal
The Residents Present Shadowland
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats


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Melissa Etheridge
Kendrick Lamar
Tom Jones
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
The Decemberists
Jason Isbell
Sturgill Simpson
Steve Earle and The Dukes
The Wailers
Grace Potter
Lord Huron
Nahko and Medicine For The People
Vintage Trouble
Lucky Peterson
Blackberry Smoke
The National – Bluesfest exclusive
City And Colour
UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey Virtue – Bluesfest exclusive
Joe Bonamassa – Bluesfest exclusive
Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Cat Empire
Lukas Nelson & The Promise Of The Real
The Word
Rhiannon Giddens
Janiva Magness
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Allen Stone
The Selecter
Shakey Graves
Songhoy Blues

Sunday, 27th March 2016
Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm NSW
Tickets: Bluesfest

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