If you thought the lineup for Bluesfest’s 2019 event couldn’t get any bigger, get ready to have your mind blown, with a stunning array of artists joining the already-stacked bill.

Back in August, Bluesfest announced its first lineup for their 30th anniversary year. With some huge names on the bill, including Jack Johnson, Ben Harper & The Innocent, Snarky Puppy, and Kasey Chambers, fans were undoubtedly looking forward to April more than usual.

Fast-forward to October, and we saw a handful of sideshows being announced, along with the addition of stunning artists like Paul Kelly, Hozier, David Gray, and Julia Stone. Now the festival has expanded yet again, adding a litany of huge names to next year’s festival.

Kicking off Bluesfest’s third announcement is none other than Iggy Pop himself. The rocker’s first Aussie tour since his appearance with The Stooges at Bluesfest back in 2013, this godfather of punk is set to (metaphorically) tear the roof off the venue when he hits up Byron Bay next April.

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Norah Jones also joins the lineup, making her Bluesfest debut next year, following the release of a handful of stunning singles this year. Jones’ Aussie tour will be taking place just a couple of months after the 17th anniversary of her debut record, Come Away With Me.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Imelda May, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Pierce Brothers, and Archie Roach also join the bill, ensuring that Bluesfest’s 30th anniversary is one not to be missed.

Amazingly, the festival still isn’t done, with the likes of Backsliders, Fantastic Negrito, The Marcus King Band, Thando, Little Georgia, Benny Walker, and Dallas Woods rounding out this eclectic third lineup.

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With more artists still to be announced for next year’s festivities, Bluesfest is clearly ensuring that their 30th anniversary event is one that audience members will be talking about for another 30 years or more.

The 2019 edition of Bluesfest kicks off on April 18th and runs until April 22nd. Tickets to next year’s event are on sale now, but with tickets selling faster than at any other Bluesfest in history, you might want to make sure you get in quick to ensure your place to witness a phenomenal lineup such as this.

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Bluesfest 2019 Third Artist Announcement

Iggy Pop
Norah Jones
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Imelda May
Melbourne Ska Orchestra
Archie Roach
Pierce Brothers
Fantastic Negrito
The Marcus King Band
Little Georgia
Benny Walker
Dallas Woods


Jack Johnson
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Paul Kelly
David Gray
Ray La Montagne
Julia Stone
Gary Clark Jr.
George Clinton And Parliament Funkadelic
Mavis Staples
Snarky Puppy
Kasey Chambers
Tommy Emmanuel
Meshell Ndegeocelle
Kurt Vile And The Violators
Keb’ Mo’
Colin Hay
St. Paul And The Broken Bones
Shaky Graves
Arlo Guthrie
Nahko And Medicine For The People
Tex Perkins
Allen Stone
Ruthie Foster
Richard Clapton
Russell Morris
Flogging Molly
Lukas Nelson And The Promise Of The Real
Samantha Fish
The War And Treaty
I’M With Her
Larkin Poe
The Black Sorrows
Vintage Trouble
Mojo Juju
Trevor Hall
Irish Mythen
Anderson East
The California Honeydrops
Elephant Sessions
Deva Mahal
Melody Angle
Hussy Hicks
Caiti Baker
RocKwiz Live

With even more artists yet to be announced…

Thursday, April 18th – Monday, April 22nd, 2019
Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay, NSW
Tickets: Bluesfest

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