A dizzying array of acts have been announced to support 21 Bluesfest sideshows

Bluesfest Touring have announced 21 support acts to play with major artists such as Iggy Pop, Fantastic Negrito, George Clinton and more this April.

After perfecting the lineup of their 30th Anniversary festival, Bluesfest have found equally rare talents to support the headline artists nationwide.

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Photo: Jake Blakesberg

The list of artists is dotted with home-grown talents, including names such as The Chats, Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf, Shaun Kirk and Baby Blue.

Hailing from the Central Coast, whacked drongos The Chats have been leaving pubs across the country in tatters. After the clip for their quintessentially Aussie tune Smoko scored 5.5 million hits the trio have been on a tour whirlwind, including sold out shows in the UK. From jamming in a mate’s bong shed to supporting The Growlers, Peter Bibby and now Iggy Pop, the trio have been fanning the flames of Australian pub music with their own flare.

Similarly, Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf Band have certainly earned their keep around the globe. After a residency at NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall and two European tours the band started blowing up on airwaves in Germany, Finland and Estonia. After a last minute slot supporting George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic they landed another 62 slots with the legendary aficionados, leading them ultimately to Australian shores.

Check out the full lineup of Bluesfest Touring support acts below:

Bluesfest Sideshows 2019: Support Acts

Archer supports Larkin Poe – 24 April, Howler Melbourne
Andy Golledge supports Shakey Graves – 22 April, Factory Theatre Sydney
Baby Blue supports Shakey Graves – 23 April, The Corner Melbourne
Bobbly Alu supports Trevor Hall – 17 April, Oxford Art Factory & 18 Apr The Corner
Eagle & The Wolf support Larkin Poe – 22 April, Oxford Art Factory Sydney
Emily Wurramara supports Nahko And Medicine For The People – 17 April, The Triffid Brisbane
Freya Josephine Hollick supports Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – 17 & 18 April, The Croxton Melbourne
Grim Fawkner supports The Marcus King Band – 17 April, Northcote Social Club Melbourne
Grizzlee Train support Fantastic Negrito – 14 April, Oxford Art Factory Sydney
Jamie Payet & The Family Collective supports Vintage Trouble – 24 April, Oxford Art Factory & 25 April, The Corner
Kahl Wallis supports Nahko And Medicine For The People in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns
Leanne Tennant supports Keb’ Mo’ – 13 April, Tanks Arts Centre Cairns
Louis Baker (NZ) supports Allen Stone in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane
Milan Ring supports Meshell Ndegeocello – 20 April, Factory Theatre Sydney
Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf (US) support George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic in Sydney & Melbourne
The Morrisons support Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – 13 April, Metro Theatre, Sydney
Nathan Cavaleri supports Keb’ Mo’ – 16 April, Factory Theatre Sydney
Roshani supports The Marcus King Band, – 15 April, Oxford Art Factory Sydney
The San Sebastian support Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – 15 April, The Gov Adelaide
Shaun Kirk supports The California Honeydrops – 24 April, The Corner Melbourne & Fantastic Negrito at the Corner on 15 April
The Chats support Iggy Pop – 21 April, Festival Hall Melbourne
Tori Forsth supports Ray LaMontagne in Melbourne & Sydney
The Weeping Willows support Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real in Meeniyan Town Hall
William Crighton supports Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real in Melbourne & Sydney