Over a month on from the sadly-cancelled 2020 event of Bluesfest, organisers have now revealed rescheduled headline dates for 14 of this year’s artists.

While the last-minute cancellation of Bluesfest back in March saw fans undoubtedly devastated at not being able to participate in one of Australia’s most iconic festivals, questions soon arose regarding whether the artists on the bill would still make it down to Australia at some point.

As Bluesfest continued to provide fans with updates regarding ticket refunds and plans for their next event, earlier this month saw organisers reveal that lineup details were “weeks away”, with a massive announcement on the cards.

“For the first time in the history of Bluesfest we intend to simultaneously release a first announcement of 50 artists confirmed to appear at Bluesfest 2021 on April 1st-5th,” a statement from the festival read.

“We hope this helps you plan for next Easter. We are truly grateful for your ongoing patience and support. Our announcement is only a matter of weeks away, and will occur at the same time as the refund process.

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Now, this morning has brought with it the news that at least 14 of the acts on the festival’s 2020 bill are set to return to Australia for headline tours, with dates being announced today.

Set to take place around March and April of 2021 (which, of course, is around the time of the next Bluesfest event), headline dates have been announced for artists such as George Benson, Patti Smith and Her Band, The Gipsy Kings, Tori Kelly, Amadou & Mariam, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Larkin Poe, LP, The Marcus King Band, Morcheeba, The Wailers, Walter Trout, and The War & Treaty.

“The team has been hard at work along with artist’s management to ensure there will be a future for international touring in Australia in 2021, and with the space of a good ten to twelve months we can be confident – we will dance again!” a statement from Bluesfest organisers reads.

Additionally, tour dates for both Allen Stone and the Eagles of Death Metal are on the cards, with specifics set to be announced in the near future.

Of course, while these artists are set to tour around the time of Bluesfest 2021, no specific details have been shared regarding next year’s bill, so it is unclear whether some, or any, of these acts will appear on the 2021 lineup.

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Bluesfest Rescheduled Tours 2021

George Benson

Thursday, March 25th, 2021
State Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Friday, March 26th, 2021
State Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Thursday, April 1st, 2021
Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Tickets via Bluesfest

Patti Smith and Her Band

Sunday,  March 28th, 2021
Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Monday, March 29th, 2021
Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Sunday, April 4th, 2021
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Monday, April 5th, 2021
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
Town Hall, Christchurch, NZ

Thursday, April 8th, 2021
Town Hall, Auckland, NZ

Tickets via Bluesfest

The Gipsy Kings

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
State Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021
Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
BCEC, Brisbane, QLD

Tickets via Bluesfest

Tori Kelly

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Tickets via Bluesfest

Amadou & Mariam

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021
(Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre)
Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC

Tickets via Bluesfest

Buffy Sainte-Marie

Thursday, April 1st, 2021
(Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre)
Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC

Tickets via Bluesfest

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC

Thursday, April 1st, 2021
Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Tickets via Bluesfest

Larkin Poe

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Thursday, April 8th, 2021
Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Tickets via Bluesfest

LP

Sunday, April 4th, 2021
170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Tickets via Bluesfest

The Marcus King Band

Monday, April 5th, 2021
Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC

Thursday, April 8th, 2021
Powerstation, Auckland, NZ

Tickets via Bluesfest

Morcheeba

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021
170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC

Thursday, April 1st, 2021
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Tickets via Bluesfest

The Wailers

Thursday, April 8th, 2021
170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC

Friday, April 9th, 2021
Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Tickets via Bluesfest

Walter Trout

Sunday, March 28th, 2021
Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Monday, March 29th, 2021
Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Thursday, April 1st, 2021
(Presented by Gerrard Allman Events)
The Gov, Adelaide, SA

Tickets via Bluesfest

The War & Treaty

Thursday, April 8th, 2021
(Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre)
Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC

Friday, April 9th, 2021
(Presented by Lyrebird City Council)
Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC

Tickets via Bluesfest

Allen Stone

Dates to be announced soon

Eagles of Death Metal

Dates to follow soon

Bluesfest 2021

Lineup to be announced soon.

Thursday, April 1st – Monday, April 5th, 201
Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay, NSW