Bluesfest’s annual festival-within-a-festival is returning in 2019, with Boomerang revealing its lineup for this year’s event.
It’s hard to believe that there’s still room for Bluesfest to expand, but with just over two months until the festival’s 30th anniversary celebrations kick off, organisers have unveiled this year’s Boomerang lineup.
First appearing at Bluesfest back in 2013, Boomerang is described as a dedicated First Nations program that aims to showcase excellence through performance and culture.
Featuring artists from Arnhem Land, Papua New Guinea, and the Pacific, this year’s event is set to feature brilliant music, educational workshops, and informative cultural exchanges that promote learning and equality.
“Our Indigenous festival within a festival, at Bluesfest, is one of our highlights,” explained Bluesfest festival director Bluesfest, Peter Noble OAM. “It is a musical and sensory delight.”
“We have the best artists and dancers from Australia and surrounding regions. The dance troupes are thrilling and to have a musical showcase presenting the Young Australian of the Year; the incredible Baker Boy, the legendary Archie Roach, Yothu Yindi & the Treaty Project, Mojo Juju, the Mission Songs, Benny Walker and much much more – this is a dream bill for us!”
Undoubtedly one of the finest lineups you’ll find anywhere, this year’s Boomerang festival is an exceptional and diverse addition to an already-stacked Bluesfest lineup.
Check out all the details below, and head over to the Bluesfest website to scope out playing times.
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Boomerang 2019 Lineup
Yothu Yindi & the Treaty Project
Brotherhood of The Blues
Malu Kiai Mura Buai
Te Kopere Maori Healers
With more artists yet to be announced…
Bluesfest 2019 Lineup
Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
The Saboteurs (Jack White, Brendan Benson, Patrick Keeler, Jack Lawrence)
Ray La Montagne
Gary Clark Jr.
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic
Kurt Vile and the Violators
St. Paul and The Broken Bones
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Melbourne Ska Orchestra
Nahko and Medicine for the People
I’m With Her
The Marcus King Band
The War and Treaty
The Black Sorrows
The California Honeydrops
Thursday, April 18th – Monday, April 22nd, 2019
Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay, NSW