ROCK legend Lenny Kravitz has been announced as the headline act for the opening night of the 2015 Byron Bay Bluesfest.
Kravitz will make his first Bluesfest appearance alongside a 16-piece band as part of his worldwide Strut tour.
The festival performance will be the rocker’s only show north of Sydney during the tour.
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Lenny Kravitz has sold nearly forty million albums and had massive hits over the years, including ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’, ‘Fly Away’, ‘Rock and Roll Is Dead’, ‘Again’ and his take on ‘American Woman’.
He has been nominated for eight and won four consecutive Grammy Awards, setting a record for the most successive wins ever in the history of the Grammy’s.
Bluefest Festival Director Peter Noble said he was thrilled to add Kravitz to the bill next year.
“It has taken us years of negotiations and now, one of my dreams as a Festival Director, is about to come true,” he said.
“Lenny Kravitz has the hits – the charisma – the show. He is one of the greats of the modern Rock era. He is the icing on the cake, for what is shaping to be one of our best ever Bluesfest’s and we sure are putting an awful lot of icing on our Bluesberry cake this year. We still have more incredible artists to announce yet, so keep watching out!”
Lenny Kravitz joins the Counting Crows, Ben Howard, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Jimmy Cliff, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood and many other artists performing on the first night of the 2015 event.
Bluesfest 2015 will take place over the Easter long weekend, Thursday April 2nd – Monday April 6th 2015 at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm. Visit their website for more information.
BLUESFEST 2015 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:
ARTISTS ALREADY ANNOUNCED:
The Black Keys
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
EXCLUSIVE – ONLY AUSTRALIAN PERFORMANCE
Paolo Nutini • David Gray
The Gipsy Kings
feat. Nicolas Reyes & Tonino Baliardo
Rodrigo y Gabriela • Jurassic 5
Ben Howard • Zac Brown Band • Alabama Shakes
Gary Clark Jr • Train • Counting Crows
Jimmy Cliff • John Mayall • Keb Mo
Michael Franti & Spearhead • Angelique Kidjo
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions
feat. Dan Sultan, Kira Puru, Vika & Linda Bull, Clairy Browne
Mavis Staples • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Xavier Rudd and the United Nations
SOJA • Rebelution • Dispatch • Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Beth Hart • Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls •
Tony Joe White • JJ Grey & Mofro
Mariachi El Bronx • Band Of Skulls • Pokey LaFarge
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones
Jon Cleary & The Monster Gentlemen • G. Love & Special Sauce •
Ruthie Foster • The Beat Keziah Jones • Sheppard • Playing for Change
Trevor Hall • Serena Ryder • Jake Shimabukuro
Music Maker Foundation
feat. Cool John Ferguson, Little Freddie King, Guitar Slim, Jr., George Stancell
Michael Franti’s SOULSHINE – Music & Yoga Concert
feat. Michael Franti, SOJA and Trevor Hall
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