Final acts added to Byron Bay Bluesfest lineup

With Byron Bay Bluesfest just over two weeks away, the festival has today announced the final acts for their 2018 lineup.

Leading the announcement is Citizen Cope; a gifted American singer/songwriter who explores Blues, Soul, Folk and Rock and is known for putting on an incredible live show.

Clayton Doley, a giant of the Australian Blues Scene, will also return to Bluesfest this year with Bayou Billabong; a band who capture the essence New Orleans’ Blues piano and organ traditions while fusing contemporary Australiana and Americana.


Local powerhouse artists Hussy Hicks, Hayley Grace & The Bay Collective, Little Georgia and Miss Renee Simone are also set to delight Bluesfest audiences with their gorgeous voices and dynamic performances.

The Bali Blues Brothers have also been announced, with the band set to bring their unique combination of Balinese music and traditional Blues to the festival.

Organisers have also today confirmed Seal will still be playing at Bluesfest, despite cancelling his Australian tour.

Bluesfest Director Peter Noble OAM said he is delighted to reveal the final acts set to hit the stage at this year’s festival.

“After eight announcements, this is the last one for 2018 and it’s a beauty,” he said.

“The site is being built, the Buskers Competition has started, and the buzz is palpable. Australia’s most highly awarded festival is about to roll into Byron Bay! I can’t wait.”

Bluesfest 2018 will take place on the Easter long weekend from Thursday 29 March to Monday 2 April. Tickets are still available but they are selling fast. For more information, visit:

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