Here comes another lineup of incredible acts from around the world from Bluesfest for their 2014 festival. Being the 25th anniversary of Byron Bay Bluesfest, they certainly aren’t holding back on the big names. With artists such as Buddy Guy, John Butler, John Mayer, Erykah Badu and Jake Bugg already announced, no one thought it could get any bigger.
With the final announcement of the year, the team welcome some old Bluesfest favourites as well as a few new faces. Notably adding Sydney songstress Kate Miller-Heidke in anticipation of her March 14 album ‘O! Vertigo’ as funded by fans as well as KC & The Sunshine Band and world-renowned guitarist Jeff Beck.
By the looks of it, 2014 Bluesfest is shaping up to be the best yet. With music ranging from Soul and Hip-Hop to Blues and even some country there is something there for everyone. A Bluesfest ticket is the perfect Christmas present with camping and festival passes available from the Bluesfest website or Ticketmaster. Playing schedules have already been published on their website so you can begin mapping out your Easter week.
KC & The Sunshine Band
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Sly & Robbie and The TAXI Gang feat. Bitty Mclean
Jack Johnson – John Mayer – Dave Matthews Band – Erykah Badu – John Butler Trio – Buddy Guy – Aaron Neville – Passenger – Iron & Wine – Elvis Costello & The Imposters – Michael Franti & Spearhead – India.Arie – Gregg Allman – Boz Scaggs – Doobie Brothers – Dr John & The Nite Trippers Morcheeba – Steve Earle & The Dukes – Kasey Chambers – Devendra BanhartEdward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – The James Cotton Blues Band – Booker T. Jones – The Wailers- Jimmie Vaughan – Gary Clark Jr – Jake Bugg- Suzanne Vega- The Charlie Musselwhite Band -Grace Potter and the Nocturnals – Ozomatli – CW Stoneking – Allen Stone -Larry Graham & Graham Central Station – Eric Bibb – KT Tunstall – Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes – Robben Ford – Grandmothers of Invention -The Magic Band – Beth Hart -North Mississippi Allstars – Walter Trout – Trixie Whitley- The Soul Rebels – Valerie June – Devon Allman – Nikki Hill – The Paladins – Music Maker Foundation Feat. Pat Wilder, Cool John Ferguson, and Little Freddie King- Candye Kane Band Feat. Laura Chavez -Saidah Baba Talibah – RocKwiz Live