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Live Review : Bluesfest 2019 – Day 1

By Wanda Hill

Bluesfest Day 1 – 18 April 2019
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If you are wondering why people keep coming back to Bluesfest year after year for 30 years, it’s because there is always new and exciting music to discover here. Whether it be seeing an artist for the first time that you have never heard of that has actually been around for decades and is really famous somewhere else, or having the opportunity to see recently emerged artists from right here on your doorstep. Day 1 brought the Bluesfest crowd a taste of what is hot in Australia right now with Dallas Woods, Baker Boy and Ocean Alley all on the menu.
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Photo Gallery : The Marcus King Band + Grim Fawkner at Northcote Social Club, Melbourne – 17 April 2019

Photographer: Peter Coates – Inside Edge Photography – www.facebook.com/InsideEdgePhotography

The Marcus King Band at Northcote Social Club, Melbourne – 17 April 2019
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The Marcus King Band at Northcote Social Club, Melbourne – 17 April 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates

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The Saboteurs | Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence & Patrick Keeler Announce First Ever Auckland, Melbourne & Sydney Headline Shows

Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce Grammy-winning Nashville band The Saboteurs – Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler (known outside of AU as The Raconteurs) – will perform three exclusive headline dates in Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney in April 2019. These will be The Saboteurs’ very first performances in Australia and New Zealand, and anywhere worldwide since 2011! Tickets are on sale Wednesday 6 March via frontiertouring.com/thesaboteurs.
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Tour News : LITTLE STEVEN AND THE DISCIPLES OF SOUL – Bluesfest 2019 Sideshows

LITTLE STEVEN AND THE DISCIPLES OF SOUL

Musician, songwriter, producer, actor, director, activist, radio DJ and one of the founding members of Bruce Springsteen’s iconic E Street Band, Steven Van Zandt, is bringing his rousing “Soulfire” tour to Perth, Adelaide and Auckland this April!
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Tour News : Allen Stone – Bluesfest 2019 Sideshows

ALLEN STONE
With special guest Louis Baker.

Just one week after getting married to his ‘Brown Eyed Lover’ and a hugely successful sold-out show in Melbourne; Allen Stone announces he will be spreading the love to dates in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane this April!
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Tour News : Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – Bluesfest 2019 Sideshows

LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL
With special guests The Weeping Willows supporting in Meeniyan and William Crighton supporting in Melbourne and Sydney.

Lukas Nelson, the son of Willie Nelson and friend of Bluesfest is returning to tour Australia with his band Promise Of The Real on the heels of tremendous accolades for his work on Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s ‘A Star Is Born’ soundtrack.
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Tour News : The Marcus King Band – Bluesfest 2019 Sideshows

THE MARCUS KING BAND
With special guests Roshani supporting in Sydney and Grim Fawkner supporting in Melbourne.

South Carolina Blues Rockers, The Marcus King Band are making their Australian debut this April with dates confirmed in Sydney and Melbourne ahead of their Byron Bay Bluesfest performance this Easter.
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Tour News : Larkin Poe – Bluesfest 2019 Sideshows

LARKIN POE
With special guests Eagle & The Wolf supporting in Sydney and Archer supporting in Melbourne.

Bluesfest Touring is proud to present Larkin Poe, the American Blues-Rock band who will be performing their gritty, soulful, southern heritage in Melbourne and Sydney this April. Originally from Atlanta, the now Nashville based sister duo are poised to make a mark all their own with the release of their fourth album ‘Venom & Faith’ which is out this November 9, 2018. According to Rebecca Lovell “It’s a celebration of American roots music as translated by two sisters who are playing the blues in a modern age”.
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Tour News : IGGY POP – Bluesfest 2019 Sideshows

IGGY POP
With special guests The Chats supporting in Melbourne.

Often considered the godfather of Punk – Iggy Pop is making a welcome return to Australia this April with tour dates just announced in Melbourne and Sydney’s Opera House!
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Tour News: Norah Jones – Australia & New Zealand Tour – April 2019


Frontier Touring announce the long-awaited return to Australia and New Zealand of one of the USA’s most critically acclaimed singer/songwriters – nine-time Grammy winner Norah Jones.
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Bluesfest 2019 – 2nd Artist Announcement – 19 Artists Added!

19 Artists Added for Bluesfest’s 30th Anniversary Celebration

With 189 days to go until we swing open the gates to the beautiful Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm just outside Byron Bay, we have our second artist announcement for our 30th Anniversary Celebration, taking place over the Easter long weekend (Thursday 18th April to Monday 22nd April 2019). Bluesfest has captured the hearts of music lovers at home and abroad and we can as always, expect some of the best musical acts in the world to touch down on Australian soil for what will definitely be, one to remember!

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Tour News : Colin Hay brings the Immigrants back Down Under!

Following the announcement that Colin Hay will be performing at Byron Bay Bluesfest’s 30th birthday, Colin has today announced he will also be returning to Australia with his merry band of immigrants for shows in Thirroul, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra and Sydney in April 2019.
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BLUESFEST 2019 – FIRST ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT


*Exclusive* JACK JOHNSON *Exclusive*

*Exclusive* BEN HARPER & THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS *Exclusive*

RAY LAMONTAGNE

*FINAL SHOWS* GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC *FINAL SHOWS*

SNARKY PUPPY

KASEY CHAMBERS

*Exclusive* ST PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES *Exclusive*

NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE

TOMMY EMMANUEL • COLIN HAY

ARLO GUTHRIE • KEB’ MO’

TEX PERKINS • ALLEN STONE

RICHARD CLAPTON • RUSSELL MORRIS

KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS

VINTAGE TROUBLE • THE BLACK SORROWS
THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS

TREVOR HALL

I’M WITH HER • LARKIN POE

IRISH MYTHEN • ELEPHANT SESSIONS

GREENSKY BLUEGRASS

ROCKWIZ LIVE


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Live Review : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2018 – Day 5

Review by Wanda Hill

Michael Franti & Spearhead at Bluesfest Byron Bay 2018
Photographer : Stuart Blythe

Bluesfest 2018 – Monday 2nd April – Day 5
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