The quality and talent on the Bluesfest lineup next Easter Long Weekend, Friday 15th April – Monday 18th April 2022, is incomparable and unmatched. It is THE BEST Aussie & Kiwi lineup – EVER, and guess what… we ain’t finished!!Peter Noble OAM, Festival Director
Bluesfest festival director, Peter Noble goes on to say:
SIX60, who helped us celebrate our 30th anniversary back in 2019 and were one of the highlights of that great year are coming back, and have they EVER gone up in the world since they last graced us with their presence. They are simply one of the world’s great, and greatest grossing bands. In February 2019, they drew 50,000 people to their show in Auckland at Western Springs Stadium. That puts them up there with the largest drawing bands … well, this year they did it again … and drew another 50,000 in Auckland at Eden Park. What can you say other than this is a phenomenon!!
They will be playing the same stage and the same day as L.A.B, on Good Friday 15th April … what a concert that will be!
ARIA Hall of Famers (2007), HOODOO GURUS, with their 40+ year history, and anthemic songbook to match, are going to enthral Bluesfest attendees with the songs from their 16 albums (9 top twenty) and 37 singles, including “My Girl”, Bittersweet”, “ Like WOW – Wipeout”, “What’s My Scene” and so many more. Simply they are unique and are one of the most “inventive, lyrically smart and exciting” bands to have come from Australia. We can’t wait to hear their Bluesfest debut.
Also playing Good Friday is Yolngu artist, BAKER BOY, the Young Australian of the Year in 2019, who is releasing his first album ‘Gela’ in October, after numerous award wins and nominations since exploding onto the music scene in 2018 with two ARIA Gold Singles, ‘Mr La Di Da Di’ and then in 2019 the fantastic ‘Cool As Hell’.
Blues and Soul legend and ARIA Hall Of Famer (2005), RENEE GEYER is regarded as “one of Australia’s finest exponents of Soul & R&B music.” Renee’s hit recording career dates from 1973, and includes 25 albums, one boxed set, 38 singles including her hits ‘It’s a Man’s World’, ‘Heading in the Right Direction’, ‘Stares and Whispers’, ‘Say I Love You’ and many more…. It’s going to be a great celebration when Renee Geyer returns to Bluesfest… we can’t wait.
SAM TESKEY, who has been to Bluesfest before as part of the globally-successful TESKEY BROTHERS, calls himself “an Australian Blues Musician”. will be performing his solo set with his band. Sam is an in demand guitar player, songwriter, arranger, engineer .. he won “Engineer of the Year”, at the 2019 ARIA Awards, plus the ARIA Award fir, “Most Performed R&B/ Soul Work”, “Rain”, with the rest of the Teskeys at the 2021 ARIA’s. Sam will release his first solo album, “Cycles” October 2021. It’s going to be a Teskey kind of Bluesfest in 2022, with both Sam and Josh Teskey showing their individual styles over different days of the festival, , and then the incredible Teskey Brothers blowing the roof off the tent on Easter Monday.
KARA GRAINGER first came to Bluesfest as a member of the superb and fondly remembered Papa Lips in the 1990’s , before re-locating permanently to the USA in 2006. Since moving to first Los Angeles, and then to Nashville, Kara has released four superb albums in the Blues, Roots Music genres, and charted in the Americana Charts for 38 weeks straight for her album ‘Grand and Green River’. Kara will be playing in Australia at Bluesfest, on one of her all too rare homecoming shows. She is a don’t miss for the real Blues & Roots fans.
JEFF MARTIN, guitarist and frontman of Canada’s The Tea Party, now lives in our local shire. A Led Zeppelin fan, he has always wanted to bring their songs to life and well , we talked… and now it’s happening – Jeff Martin plays the songs of Led Zeppelin on the Bluesfest stage – I cant wait!
I pinch myself every time I look at this growing lineup of exceptional talent that will be heading to Bluesfest Easter Long Weekend Friday 15th April – Monday 18th April 2022.
This is THE best Aussie and Kiwi lineup – ever ! AND … I’m not finished yet …. so I say to you again… “HOLD ON TO YOUR TICKETS BLUESFESTERS – I STILL HAVE SOME AMAZING HEADLINERS TO ANNOUNCE”.