Bluesfest is thrilled to announce that Ms. Lauryn Hill, one of the most influential artists in the history of R&B will play an exclusive set at their 2018 festival, on Easter Friday in Byron Bay.
Ms. Hill established her reputation in the music world as the lone female member of The Fugees, whose record sales would make them the second biggest selling R&B act worldwide since Michael Jackson.
After leaving the band she released her iconic solo album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” which changed the face of popular music when it was released in 1998. The album’s innovative mix of traditional soul, hip-hop beats and politically charged rap was a revelation. It won 5 Grammys the year it was released and has gone on to be included in dozens of “Greatest Albums Ever” lists such as Mojo’s 100 Greatest Albums of Our Lifetime, Q’s Top 100 Albums Ever, Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and it came in at number 2 on NPR’s 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women.
Ms. Hill joins Robert Plant, Lionel Richie, Kesha, John Butler Trio, Tash Sultana, Seal, Jackson Browne, Sheryl Crowe, Melissa Etheridge as well as dozens of other talented artists on Bluesfest’s massive 2018 line up.
Organisers warn fans not to wait to buy their tickets as they are selling fast and fans could miss out on seeing their favourite artists if they don’t secure their place at the festival soon.
Music lovers from across Australia will visit the beautiful Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just outside Byron Bay over the Easter long weekend (Thursday 29th March to Monday 4th April 2018) for the 29th Annual Bluesfest. During the Festival they will enjoy 12 hours of music each day on multiple stages, incredible food and market stalls and on site camping in a range of accommodation options.
LIONEL RICHIE – ROBERT PLANT
AND THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS
JOHN BUTLER TRIO | TASH SULTANA
SEAL | JACKSON BROWNE
MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD
SHERYL CROW | MELISSA ETHERIDGE
JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT
GOMEZ | RAG’N’BONE MAN | ZIGGY ALBERTS
JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ | FIRST AID KIT | ÁSGEIR
MORCHEEBA | GOV’T MULE
THE NEW POWER GENERATION
THE ORIGINAL BLUES BROTHERS BAND
SEU JORGE | JUANES
CHIC FEATURING NILE RODGERS
JIMMY CLIFF | THE WAILERS
CANNED HEAT | WALTER TROUT
LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL
JOE LOUIS WALKER | BOBBY RUSH
HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF | BENJAMIN BOOKER
HOLY HOLY | WILLIAM CRIGHTON | HARTS
AFRO CELT SOUND SYSTEM | ELEPHANT SESSIONS
ERIC GALES |HARRY MANX
DUMPSTAPHUNK | ANDRÉ CYMONE
THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS
RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS
THE TESKEY BROTHERS
THE 2018 ARTIST DAILY PLAYING SCHEDULE IS AVAILABLE ON BLUESFEST.COM.AU
Festival and Camping tickets are now on sale through bluesfest.com.au or by phoning the Bluesfest office on 02 6639 9800