With Christmas around the corner, it’s a fine time to add more musical bows to the tree that is the Bluesfest 2020 lineup, which is already bustling with gifts for all this Easter! Joining the big names such as CROWDED HOUSE, DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, PATTI SMITH AND HER BAND and LENNY KRAVITZ this Easter will be the iconic KOOL & THE GANG.
They will be guaranteed to get Bluesfesters hips shaking this Easter Saturday in what promises to be a star-studded night which also includes back to back performances by THE GIPSY KINGS, GEORGE BENSON into KOOL & THE GANG, and with Patti Smith and Her Band along with Ani DiFranco headlining the other main stage, the hardest decision on the night will be who to watch!
Get ready to get your hips shaking to some funky classic 80s and 90s hits such as ‘Hollywood Swinging’, ‘Ladies Night’, ‘Get Down On It’, ‘Cherish’ with KOOL & THE GANG and their horn-driven jazz, soul, R&B, funk and disco this Easter!
THE GIPSY KINGS (the real ones!) featuring co-founders Nicolas Reyes (original lead singer-songwriter) and Tonino Baliardo (original lead guitarist and songwriter) who wrote, recorded and performed lead vocals and lead guitar on all their hits are coming to Australia.
LP is making her way to Bluesfest Byron Bay on her Australian debut for Easter 2020. LP is such a unique artist that we decided to give her, her very own press release! The world could use more straight shooters. You won’t ever have to wonder about what LP is thinking – she’ll gladly tell you and we’re extremely glad she has been added to the Bluesfest 2020 lineup.
Having built a worldwide following, LP is making her long awaited Australian debut this Easter. The multi-faceted artist has created a truly global momentum, with over 100 sold out shows in 2019 throughout Europe, North America, South America, Russia and beyond, over 2 million streams a day, 2.3 million YouTube subscribers, 1.3 million Spotify followers and over 4 million Spotify monthly Listeners. Her catalogue is set to surpass two billion streams in early 2020. We’re sure that LP will be winning over the hearts of Bluesfesters this Easter long weekend.
I am thrilled to say that our headliners on this announcement have almost 100,000,000 album sales between them. Household names, R&B funk masters, Kool & the Gang are the winners of two GRAMMY Awards and with 70,000,000 album sales – their performance this Easter Saturday is going to be a standout! The Gipsy Kings, the creators of flamenco rumba with one GRAMMY Award plus a Latin GRAMMY Award and with 25,000,000 album sales it makes for a stellar third artist announcement for Bluesfest 2020.Peter Noble OAM – Festival Director