With just a matter of weeks to go until the all-Australian 2021 edition of Bluesfest kicks off, a number of rescheduled headline dates for previously-announced international artists have now been revealed.

Revealed this morning, the likes of Patti Smith and her Band, George Benson, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Larkin Poe, and The Wailers have all had their previously-announced headline dates in Australia rescheduled to take place in April of 2022.

Originally, these international acts were all set to take part in the 2020 edition of Bluesfest, which was unfortunately cancelled just weeks out from kick-off due to COVID-related restrictions placed upon mass gatherings. Only weeks after the festival would’ve taken place, rescheduled 2021 dates for these artists were announced, with the 2021 lineup following just a couple of months later.

Unfortunately, with COVID-19 still a formidable presence within the world, the Bluesfest lineup was once again forced to adapt, this time with all international acts being removed from the lineup, meaning that the 2021 edition will be an entirely homegrown festival, highlighting all of the amazing local talent on offer in the country today.

Now, with under two months to go until Bluesfest 2021 begins, organisers have begun to unveil these previously-planned headline dates. Currently, more tours are set to follow, with dates from Marcus King Band, LP, and Morcheeba on track to arrive in the near future. Concertgoers are also advised to hold onto their previously-purchased tickets, which will remain valid for the 2022 concerts.

For those thinking ahead to the immediate future though, the upcoming edition of Bluesfest is set to take place on the Easter long weekend – from Thursday, April 1st to Monday, April 5th – at the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm in Byron Bay, NSW. With the likes of Jimmy Barnes, Tash Sultana, and Ocean Alley set to headline the affair, the April edition of Bluesfest is set to serve as a welcome return for live music on a large scale, with some of the country’s finest bands on offer.

Tickets to Bluesfest are on sale now through the festival’s website.

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Bluesfest Rescheduled Tours 2022

George Benson

Monday, April 11th, 2022
State Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Wednesday, April 13th, 2022
State Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Thursday, April 14th, 2022
State Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022
Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022
Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Tickets via Bluesfest

Patti Smith and her Band

Sunday, April 17th, 2022
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Monday, April 18th, 2022
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Thursday, April 21st, 2022
Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Friday, April 22nd, 2022
Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Monday, April 25th, 2022
Town Hall, Christchurch, NZ

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022
Town Hall, Auckland, NZ

Tickets via Bluesfest

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles

Wednesday, April 13th, 2022
170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC

Thursday, April 14th, 2022
Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Tickets via Bluesfest

Larkin Poe

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022
Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Friday, April 22nd, 2022
Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Tickets via Bluesfest

The Wailers

Thursday, April 21st, 2022
170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC

Friday, April 22nd, 2022
Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Tickets via Bluesfest

Bluesfest 2021 Lineup

Jimmy Barnes
Tash Sultana
Ocean Alley
Ziggy Alberts
The Teskey Brothers
John Butler
Xavier Rudd
The Cat Empire
Kasey Chambers
The Church
The Waifs
Jon Stevens
John Williamson
Ian Moss
The Living End
The Angels
Ross Wilson and The Peaceniks
Russell Morris
Kev Carmody
Troy Cassar-Daley
Briggs
Tex Perkins the Man in Black
Hiatus Kaiyote
Kate Miller-Heidke
Josh Teskey & Ash Grunwald
Weddings Parties Anything
The Black Sorrows
The Bamboos
Chain
Backsliders
Ash Grunwald
Blue King Brown
Melbourne Ska Orchestra
Vika & Linda
Harts Plays Hendrix
Jeff Lang
Nathan Cavaleri
Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission
Kim Churchill
Henry Wagons
Mia Dyson
Garrett Kato
Mama Kin Spender
Dami Im
Pierce Brothers
Emily Wurramara
Ray Beadle
Pacey, King & Doley
All Our Exes Live in Texas
Kara Grainger
Hussy Hicks
Roshani
Daniel Champagne
Little Georgia
Byron Busking Competition & Winners

Thursday, April 1st – Monday, April 5th, 2021
Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay, NSW
More info: Bluesfest