More acts announced for Bluesfest 2018

Bluesfest organisers have today announced another 16 artists set to perform at the popular music festival next year.

The eclectic mix of acts include African artist Youssou N’Dour, four-time Grammy Award winner Seal, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Rag ‘n Bone Man and Jamaica’s Jimmy Cliff to name a few.

Bluesfest Director Peter Noble said the 2018 lineup is shaping up to be one of the best ever.


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“Our second Bluesfest artist announcement features a cross section of artists – from the greatest African artist of our time, to incredible singers, to the best in Americana, Reggae, Blues & Roots music and more,” he said.

“From top to bottom, I am so proud of Bluesfest’s new announcement of 16 amazing artists. When added to those already announced, and with more to come, it’s going to be very special Bluesfest.”

Here are the names of the 16 acts added to the lineup:
YOUSSOU N’DOUR
SEAL
MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD
JACKSON BROWNE
JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT
GOMEZ
RAG ‘N’ BONE MAN
THE ORIGINAL BLUES BROTHERS BAND
JIMMY CLIFF
THE WAILERS
BENJAMIN BOOKER
HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF
CANNED HEAT
WALTER TROUT
ANDRÉ CYMONE
THE TESKEY BROTHERS

Here is a list of the acts already announced for the 2018 festival:
ROBERT PLANT AND THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS
LIONEL RICHIE
THE JOHN BUTLER TRIO
TASH SULTANA
THE NEW POWER GENERATION
CHIC FEATURING NILE RODGERS
FIRST AID KIT
JOSE GONZALEZ
MORCHEEBA
GOV’T MULE
LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL
THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS
ERIC GALES
BOBBY RUSH
DUMPSTAPHUNK
JOE LOUIS WALKER
RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS

Bluesfest is on Thursday 29th of March to Monday 2nd of April 2018 at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm. Find out more here: bluesfest.com.au/

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