Today Bluesfest, Australia’s multi-award winning Music Festival presents its final 2012 artist announcement, including the superb addition of a 2nd John Fogerty show on Monday 9th of April.
Festival director Peter Noble says: “We are thrilled to announce a second and spectacular 6pm sunset show for John Fogerty on Easter Monday. This time he will perform his Creedence Clearwater Revival Album ‘Green River’ in its entirety, plus his ‘bonus’ set drawn from the canon of his solo and CCR hits. This special sunset performance will set the scene for Bluesfest’s closing night with many more wonderful artists to follow afterwards.
So far we have unveiled some amazing headliners for Bluesfest 2012, lived through the Roger Daltrey cancellation, celebrated the joy of many amazing bands coming this year but now our final artist release gives Bluesfest its final touch!
This final announcement is also no mere festival filler – many of these artists are the finest rocking, dub, swampy, folk, country and smoking blues artists – there is a good chance one or two of your favourite Bluesfest 2012 discoveries are only being announced today.
The complete, official & downloadable Playing Schedule is also now available on the Bluesfest website www.bluesfest.com.au giving you the exact playing times of each artist.”
The 23rd Bluesfest is taking place between Thursday 5th of April and Monday 9th of April at its Festival Home at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm just outside of Byron Bay.
If you have not secured your tickets to Bluesfest 2012, now is the time to act. Tickets are selling very fast and some Festival days are headed towards a sell-out.
Tickets are on sale through www.bluesfest.com.au
The Final Bluesfest artist announcement includes:
* John Fogerty 2nd show – Performing the Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River Album plus his greatest hits
* Slightly Stoopid
* Weddings, Parties, Anything
* The Hands
* Claude Hay
* Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission
* Mason Rack Band
* Daniel Champagne
* Bobby Alu
* Dan Hannaford
* Round Mountain Girls
* Mojo Bluesmen
* Harry Healy
* Mick McHugh
* Minnie Marks
* Young Sounds of Byron
2012 Artists already announced:
COLD CHISEL – JOHN FOGERTY (performing the albums and music of CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL – CROSBY STILLS & NASH – EARTH WIND & FIRE – THE POGUES – THE SPECIALS – JOHN BUTLER TRIO – MY MORNING JACKET – YES – BUDDY GUY – DONOVAN – LUCINDA WILLIAMS – MACEO PARKER – G3 feat: JOE SATRIANI, STEVE VAI & STEVE LUKATHER – ZIGGY MARLEY – BRIAN SETZER’S ROCKABILLY RIOT! – JOHN HIATT & THE COMBO – ANGELIQUE KIDJO – SUBLIME WITH ROME – ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA – JONNY LANG – SEASICK STEVE – KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD -KEB MO – CANDI STATON – NICK LOWE – STEVE EARLE – JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE – YANN TIERSEN – JOSH PYKE – BETTYE LAVETTE – ROSIE LEDET – TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE – GREAT BIG SEA – SETH LAKEMAN – BLUE KING BROWN – THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS feat. KIM WILSON – CANNED HEAT – DAVID BROMBERG QUARTET – MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA – BUSBY MAROU – DAWES – VUSI MAHLASELA – RICHARD CLAPTON – BLITZEN TRAPPER – THE AUDREYS – BACKSLIDERS – EUGENE ‘HIDEAWAY’ BRIDGES – RAY BEADLE – JAMES VINCENT McMORROW – EILEN JEWELL – 1814 – ALABAMA 3 – JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR – HAT FITZ & CARA – HARRY MANX – TRIBALI – WATUSSI – EAGLE AND THE WORM – MAT. MCHUGH (THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS) – DUBMARINE – MAMA KIN – TIJUANA CARTEL – BENJALU – CARUS THOMPSON – KIM CHURCHILL – DALLAS FRASCA – MARSHALL O’KELL – ASHLEIGH MANNIX – OLLIE BROWN – KOOII – LACHLAN BRYAN