Grace Jones – the one and only – powers into Bluesfest 2011 mega lineup!

Ladies and Gents, the one and only superstar singer Grace Jones has today been added to the enormous bill for Bluesfest 2011 taking place in Byron Bay from Thursday April 21 through to Monday April 25, 2011.

Bluesfest music lovers – be warned, Grace Jones is going to pick you up, hold you tightly in the fist of her hand, and give you one hell of a ride! Bluesfest is very proud to unveil Grace Jones as a major new artist announcement who performs on the main stage on Friday night April 22, 2011.

A Grace Jones performance is not just a concert; it’s a MUST-SEE unique happening you’d be crazy to miss! A special event that’s part musical tour de force, part runway fashion show, and part theatrical drama full of outrageous extravagance. In fact, her appearance at the 2009 Sydney Festival is still being talked about!

Festival director Peter Noble said, “We usually unveil a group of artists in one go but Ms Jones warrants her very own announcement.”

A live showstopper, musical powerhouse, enigma and inspiration to so many artists from Annie Lennox to Lady Gaga, Grace Jones in concert is spectacular from first to last. There’s just nobody quite like her – one of the most recognisable faces on the planet, she’s the woman that launched a million haircuts, she’s had Arnold Schwarzenegger complaining about being too tough on the set of Conan The Destroyer, and when she walks down the street, traffic stops!”

“If pop music is the preserve of the young, well… nobody told Grace Jones – maybe they were too scared?”

Bluesfest fans can expect a voice than spans two and a half octaves from her commanding speak-singing to her soaring soprano, plus music from across her whole career – including tracks from her great and critically acclaimed 2008 comeback album Hurricane, plus her hits “Pull Up to the Bumper”, “Love Is The Drug”, “I’ve Seen That Face Before (Libertango)”, “Slave to the Rhythm” and “I’m Not Perfect (But I’m Perfect for You).

So make sure you’re FRONT AND CENTRE for the incomparable Grace Jones – or suffer the consequences!

Tickets are also selling faster this year than ever before – so get yours while you still can!

5 day tickets on verge of selling out!

Bluesfest fans need to act quickly to secure their tickets, which have been selling for 2011 much faster and earlier than any previous Bluesfest event – due to the immense response from our first and second star-studded artist announcements.

Please note: 5-Day tickets are all on final release, and are expected to sell quickly.

There are still single day tickets for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Monday tickets are sold out.

To buy now or read more ticketing info, visit the Bluesfest web site ASAP.

The first and second Bluesfest announcements for 2011 included:

Bob Dylan, B.B. King, Ben Harper & Relentless7, Elvis Costello & the Imposters, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Rodrigo y Gabriela, The Cat Empire, Blind Boys of Alabama featuring Aaron Neville, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Fistful of Mercy, Mavis Staples, Xavier Rudd, Trinity Roots, Kate Miller-Heidke, Washington, Little Bushman, Tony Joe White, Indigo Girls, Eric Bibb, Ash Grunwald, Ruthie Foster, C.W. Stoneking, Jeff Lang, Saltwater Band, and RocKwiz Live.

Jethro Tull, ZZ Top, John Legend, Gurrumul (Bluesfest exclusive), Toots & the Maytals, Funky Meters, Irma Thomas, Booker T, Los Lobos, Kasey Chambers, Pete Murray, Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band, Tim Robbins & the Rogues Gallery Band, The Dingoes, Diesel, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, B.B. & the Blues Shack, Joe Louis Walker, Phil Jones & the Unknown Blues, The Snowdroppers, Ray Beadle, Nat Col & the Kings, and Barrence Whitfield.

For tickets and more information about Bluesfest visit


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