Byron Bay Bluesfest Announces First Artists for 2013
The East Coast Blues and Roots Festival aka Bluesfest will be held for the 23rd year at Tyagra Tea Tree Farm north of Byron Bay, Australia, over Easter 2013. Promoter Peter Noble has announced an eclectic range of artists so far with many more to come : Jimmy Cliff, Joan Armatrading, Rodriguez, Robert Cray, Trombone Shorty, Blind Boys of Alabama, Mavis Staples, Allen Toussaint, Wanda Jackson, Fred Wesley and the New J B’s, Michael Kiwanuka, Betty Lavette, Luka Bloom, Ruthie Foster, Tony Joe White, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Duke Robillard, Shawn Colvin, Seth Lakeman, Ben Harper, Santana, Iggy and the Stooges, Steve Miller Band, Chris Isaak, Wilco, Bonnie Raitt, Dropkick Murphys, Glen Hansard, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Frank Turner, Newton Faulkner, William Elliot Whitworth, Grace Potter, Playing for Change, and Ben Caplan.
New artists and some who have visited before and certainly an eclectic bunch, Bluesfest as always delivers the goods artistically and culturally in a beautiful part of the world. This much awarded and lauded festival is indeed world class, so join BluesWax‘s David O’Sullivan and thousands of his friends “Down Under “ next Easter…more announcements soon. More information at the fest’s Web site, www.bluesfest.com.au, or click HERE.
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