REVEALED: Robert Plant to headline Bluesfest 2018!

Bluesfest’s first artist announcement for 2018 is their biggest ever, with the news legendary Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant will be headlining the popular Byron Bay music festival next year.

Bluesfest organisers made the exciting announcement on Tuesday.

“Well here it is, the first of our announcements for Bluesfest 2018, and what an announcement it is!” Bluesfest director Peter Noble said.


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“2018 is the 50 year celebration of Led Zeppelin’s first ever performance. This milestone event will be celebrated at Bluesfest when Robert Plant and his group The Sensational Space Shifters perform a number of Led Zeppelin classics.”

International superstar Lionel Richie will also be bringing his full arena spectacular to Byron Bay over the Easter long weekend, along with local legends The John Butler Trio and Tash Sultana.

Lionel Richie Bluesfest 2018

International superstar Lionel Richie will bring his full arena spectacular to Byron Bay this Easter | PHOTO: Supplied by Bluesfest

Music lovers from across Australia will converge on the beautiful Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm for the 29th Annual Bluesfest festival from Thursday 29th March to Monday 2nd of April 2018.

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Local legends The John Butler Trio head up the Australian contingent | PHOTO: Supplied by Bluesfest

Here is the full list of artists announced on the Bluesfest 2018 First Lineup:

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