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.
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.
Here is the full list of artists announced on the Bluesfest 2018 First Lineup:
ROBERT PLANT AND THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS
THE JOHN BUTLER TRIO
THE NEW POWER GENERATION
CHIC FEATURING NILE RODGERS
FIRST AID KIT
LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL
THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS
JOE LOUIS WALKER
RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS