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Benjamin Booker announces Sydney and Melbourne Bluesfest sideshows


Bluesfest Touring, FBi Radio and RRR are proud to announce that Benjamin Booker will play Sydney and Melbourne around his highly anticipated Bluesfest appearances. Based in New Orleans Booker draws his influence from post-War electric Blues, and garage punk. In 2017 he released ‘Witness’ an album that he created in response to the racial tensions facing America in 2017. The title track features civil rights icon and Bluesfest favourite Mavis Staples and is an anthem which demands listeners to answer the question: “Am I going to be a Witness?” and in today’s world, “Is that enough?” Booker creates powerful music, that is as exhilarating and well-crafted as it is significant.
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Tour News : KESHA Rainbow Tour – Australia + New Zealand 2018

Kesha is bringing her critically acclaimed ‘Rainbow Tour’ to Australia and New Zealand in early 2018, kicking off in Perth on 26th March at Metro City and hitting Sydney, Auckland and Adelaide, before ending on 5th April in Melbourne at Margaret Court Arena.
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Tour News : Ben Catley kicks off 2018 with Queensland + Byron Bay shows


After playing his heart out all over WA and supporting the likes of Ash Grunwald, Tijuana Cartel, Seth Sentry, Mat McHugh and OKA, Perth’s Ben Catley is currently riding high on his AA side release Strong Hands/OpenSkies (recorded by Matt Gio – Birds of Tokyo, San Cisco, Illy).
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Tour News : Unwritten Law Return in 2018 to perform ‘The Black Album’ in full


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TOUR UPDATE:
Due to unprecedented demand, UNWRITTEN LAW have added Adelaide to their February Black Album tour.

David Roy Williams “We’ve never seen such incredible demand from Adelaide for a show. We really hope to see Adelaide come out in force”

Along with the additional Narrabeen and Brisbane shows, UNWRITTEN LAW have also added a South Eastern Melbourne show with a gig at the Pier Bandroom.
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Tour News : Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge Australian Tour – April 2018

TEG LIVE is proud to announce two of the most successful female American singer/songwriters, Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge, will perform in a double headlining tour across Australia in 2018. Tickets on will go on sale 10.00am, Monday, 18 December through Ticketek. In a worldwide exclusive, this is the first time the two will tour together and share the stage in a powerhouse show that will showcase all the biggest hits from these two amazing women.
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BLUESFEST DELIVERS ANOTHER 16 WORLD CLASS ARTISTS FOR THEIR 2018 FESTIVAL


BLUESFEST DELIVERS ANOTHER 16 WORLD CLASS ARTISTS FOR THEIR 2018 FESTIVAL

YOUSSOU N’DOUR
SEAL
MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD
JACKSON BROWNE
JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT
GOMEZ
RAG ‘N’ BONE MAN
THE ORIGINAL BLUES BROTHERS BAND
JIMMY CLIFF
THE WAILERS
BENJAMIN BOOKER
HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF
CANNED HEAT
WALTER TROUT
ANDRÉ CYMONE
THE TESKEY BROTHERS
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Photo Gallery : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 (Wrap up – Part 1)

All photos (except Patti Smith) – Photo credit : Ant Ritz
Patti Smith – Photo credit : Nathan David Kelly

Beth Hart at Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 Photographer: Ant Ritz
Beth Hart at Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017
Photographer: Ant Ritz

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Live Review + Photo Gallery : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 – Day Five

Review by Wanda Hill
Photos by Stuart Blythe
Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 - Day Five Photographer: Stuart Blythe
Five consecutive days in the sunshine was a rare treat for Bluesfest regulars who have endured years of mud to listen to the incredible artists invited to perform at this world class festival. Day five felt very relaxed as the big crowds had thinned and lining up for a bite to eat or something to drink seemed almost instant in comparison to previous days. Weary stall holders still served customers with smiles and delicious concoctions but understandably they were looking forward to the event drawing to a close.
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Live Review + Photo Gallery : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 – Day Four

Review by Wanda Hill
Photos by Stuart Blythe + Ant Ritz
Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 - Day Four Photographer: Stuart Blythe
Everybody loves Santana. I hope the other bands with a 7.30pm time slot had an audience because it felt like the entire festival population was trying to get as close as possible to Carlos Santana and the incredible line up of singers and musicians on tour with him at the moment. It is amazing what we can put up with if the music is sooo brilliant that being pushed, crushed and having a variety of drinks spilled on you is all taken with good nature and shared understanding of I just need to be as close as possible to this magnificence.
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Live Review + Photo Gallery : Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 – Day Two

Review by Wanda Hill
Photos by Stuart Blythe + Ant Ritz
Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 - Day Two Photographer: Stuart Blythe
The festival site was cranking with a huge crowd enjoying everything the festival has to offer. Moving from A to B involved weaving in and out of human traffic going in every direction and careful navigation through seas of chairs arranged to take advantage of screens outside the main tents. Colourfully adding to this complexity were a series of roving street acts including stilt walkers who amazingly manage to move forward with grace amidst the whirl of chaos beneath them.
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Neil Finn joins the Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017

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Bluesfest is excited to announce that Neil Finn and his band are joining the Bluesfest line up. Finn, along with his bands Split Enz and Crowded House are responsible for some of Australia’s most beloved songs including ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’, ‘I Got You’, ‘Something So Strong’, ‘Better Be Home Soon’, ‘Weather With You’ and ‘Four Seasons in One Day’. It will be a magical Monday at Bluesfest indeed as Finn and his band end the festival with a set that will leave hearts full and faces smiling.
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The Living End Announce Regional Supports + Special Guests For Upcoming 2017 Tour Shows

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The Living End’s 2017 run of Australian shows has received a high-octane injection today, with the announcement that a huge line-up of incredible local talent is set to guest alongside the Aussie punk rock legends for their upcoming Staring Down The Highway regional tour.
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