I have always said ‘when Bluesfest returns – it will be with a bang!’ and these special artists completing our Bluesfest 2022 lineup, really put the cream on top of the cherry which was already on top of the cream which was already covering the Bluesfest cake … if you get my drift. No .. OK .. in simple terms:Peter Noble OAM – Bluesfest Director
This is one hell of a Bluesfest lineup – and the biggest ever! 106 artists and 200 performances – over 5 days. This Bluesfest is the greatest gathering of Australian artists in the history of Australian music. There’s NEVER BEEN A LINEUP LIKE THIS BEFORE – AND MAY NEVER EVER BE REPEATED.
There’s so much confidence in Bluesfest: Friday, Saturday & Sunday are well on the way to being a sell-out – and prices will inevitably rise. Thursday, with The Honeydripper Dylan party and The Cat Empire’s final show and a full supporting cast and Monday with The Teskey Brothers, Pete Murray, The Waifs, Sam Teskey and more are starting to accelerate. It is time – and we are ready – are you?
Festival Director Peter Noble continues:
To be able to add KEV CARMODY and GLENN SHORROCK AM – two artists who have rightfully attained their seat in the pantheon of Australian Music – is an honour and a pleasure. Their roll call of achievements is astounding and their place at Bluesfest is warmly welcomed.
It’s also great to announce my friend, CLARENCE BEKKER, who has graced us with his beautiful voice on several occasions now, both as a member of Playing For Change and as a solo performer.
Finally, I would like to welcome some new talent to the Bluesfest family. THE BEN SWISSA TRIO and BRONTE EVE have waited a long time to reap the reward of winning our Busking Competition. Welcome to you all.
Thursday night was always going to be special with the final performance of THE CAT EMPIRE, but the lineup of the HONEYDRIPPER’S DYLAN PARTY has now been revealed – and it’s a cracker ! Look at the wealth of talent that Joe Camilleri has curated : all of these artists onstage, alone and together, performing the songs of Bob Dylan can only happen once – and it will be on our opening night Thursday 14th April. It’s a ‘DO NOT MISS – NO BRAINER’ night!!
Now, let me tell you, our office is buzzing. We are only a few weeks out from one of the greatest Bluesfest’s ever.
I look forward to throwing the gates open wide and welcoming you to the Byron Events Farm, the home of Bluesfest. I am so looking forward to hearing the thump of the drums and bass, the shredding of the guitar and the dynamic pulse of the organ and horns and, of course, the wail of a vocalist … all powering up at high voltage and leaving it all out there on our Bluesfest stage. EXCITED ? – YOU BET I AM ! BRING IT ON !!