In April next year, Bluesfest Festival will alight Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm in Byron Bay for five jam-packed days of live music. We didn’t think we could be more excited, but the festival has just gone and announced ten more acts that will be joining the lineup.
Seminal disco act Kool & the Gang will bring their horn-laden fusion of jazz, soul, funk and disco to punters. Y’all ain’t even ready for the catharsis that you’re going to experience busting a move to hits like ‘Ladies Night’, ‘Hollywood Swinging’, and ‘Get Down On It’.
Joining Kool & the Gang are The Gipsy Kings who will spice up the dancefloor with their blend of salsa and pop. It’s a good thing Byron Bay is yoga capital of the country because you’re going to have to exercise those hip flexors in order to keep up with the commanding call of these Latin American beats.
Holding it down for homegrown talent is Guy Sebastian, who has had a renaissance of sorts these past few years. Joining guy is Troy Cassar-Daley has cemented himself as a country music legend. The man has snagged 37 Golden Guitars, four ARIAs, two APRA Country Song of the Year Awards and many, many more. Yeehaw! Albany trio The Waifs will also be joining in on the party.
Australian live music stalwarts Chain will be celebrating their 52nd year since forming in 1968, treat yourself to a serving of delectable blues cuts.
Dweezil Zappa — the rock spawn of Frank Zappa will treat Bluesfest punters to the shred. Dweezil will bring his ‘Hot Rats Live’ tour, celebrating his father’s 1969 record in full as well as other Frank Zappa cuts.
There’s a bunch of other excellent artists jumping on board, you can find the full lineup below.
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Kool & The Gang – ‘Celebration’
Tickets on sale now
Thursday, 9th April — Monday, 13th April
Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay
Kool & the Gang
The Gipsy Kings ft. Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo
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