Once again, Bluesfest has expanded their 2020 lineup to reveal their twelve Discovery Artists including Harts and Emily Wurramara.
In addition to the incredible lineups that have previously been announced, Bluesfest keeps kicking the anticipation for it’s festival up a notch with releasing even more great acts. On top of seeing absolute icons like Lenny Kravitz, Patti Smith and Her Band, and Kool & The Gang, you can now catch twelve additional Discovery Artists at the weekend of blues music.
Indian-Australian musician Harts will be joining for a set full of Hendrix classics, along with anonymous funk band Here Come The Mummies performing in their esoteric ways. Additionally, Native American guitarist Micki Free is set to hit the stage, as well as triple j Unearthed Indigenous singer-songwriter Emily Wurramara.
Also included in this diverse group of artists is Korean-born singer-songwriter Dami Im, as well as American hip-hop collective The Regime.
Bluesfest organiser Peter Noble OAM has announced these new additions with great excitement saying, “I just love our ‘discovery’ artists announcements. You may already know some of the names, however I’m sure you’ll find some real gems in here.”
“These new discoveries form the artists who make Bluesfest the musical experience we are. I think each artist in this announcement brings something very special, and you’d be delighted if you could catch a performance from everyone announced; trust me when I tell you they will leave you wanting for more.”
“Seeing and hearing hundreds of potential new discoveries from every corner of the globe is no mean feat. Then, to choose just 12 of these new gems for you to discover is what drives me – it’s that simple – because I want to bring the best to Bluesfest, and this isn’t our final announcement. There’s more to come! I hope you enjoy this musical ride as much as I do!”
Bluesfest is happening the second weekend in April. Tickets are on sale now through Moshtix. Check out the full list of artists on the lineup below.
Check out ‘Peculiar’ by Harts:
Harts plays Hendrix
Here Come The Mummies
The Waterboys (Exclusive)
Jimmie Vaughan (Exclusive)
Eagles Of Death Metal
Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles
Amadou & Mariam
The Allman Betts Band
Joachim Cooder (Exclusive)
Steve ‘N’ Seagulls (Exclusive)
Dave Matthews Band
Patti Smith and Her Band
The Cat Empire
The Marcus King Band
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
The War & Treaty
Kool & the Gang
The Gipsy Kings ft. Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo
Thursday, April 9th — Monday, April 13th
Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay, NSW