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Bluesfest adds Amy Shark, Casey Barnes, Stan Walker, and more to 2022 lineup

Bluesfest is tapping the gas for a grand reopening on 2022’s Easter long weekend. Let’s discuss the new artists and updates.

Australia’s beloved Bluesfest has to be one of the most resilient festivals out there. Despite COVID-19 lockdowns, multiple pushbacks, and last-minute cancellations, the team are back once more, raring to go with a stellar lineup for the 2022 Easter Weekend.

Read up on the latest lineup additions, dates, and ticket information below.

Bluesfest 2022
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What is Bluesfest?

Bluesfest is Australia’s most awarded music festival, with a long-standing focus on “blues ‘n roots music and beyond!” The culturally significant event has been offering family-friendly entertainment for over 30 years now. From bucketloads of Australia’s grooviest live music, to markets, camping, and food stalls, the festival has become a landmark for Aussie locals and visitors alike.

The festival takes place at the gorgeous Byron Events Farm, formally known as Tyagarah Tea Farm, north of Byron Bay, NSW. The large space holds seven performance stages, not to mention nine licensed bars, two undercover food courts, 7,000 car spots, and camping space for 6,500 people. Giddy up.

When?

Bluesfest 2022 is running from Thursday 14th April to Monday 18th April, with multiple ticket/camping options for Adults (18+), Youth (15+17) and Children (6-14).

Whether you’re looking to camp for the full Bluesfest experience, or just come in for a day, Bluesfest has a ticket deal to match your needs. Check out the full ticket list here.

Lineup

The headliners of Bluesfest 2022 include some of Australia’s most renowned artists to date; Midnight Oil on the Friday, Paul Kelly on Saturday, Jimmy Barnes on Sunday, and The Teskey Brothers closing out the Monday.

Even better, the festival recently announced new additions to an already unbelievable lineup. Now, Amy Shark, Casey Barnes, Stan Walker, and more are joining the talented crew

Here’s what longtime Bluesfest chairman Peter Noble (OAM) had to say about the changes:

“How good is this announcement? How great are these artists? This Bluesfest lineup keeps building and building – the quality and talent next Easter Long Weekend, Thursday 14th April – Monday 18th April, is amazing and unparalleled! It is THE BEST Aussie & Kiwi lineup – EVER, and guess what – we still have one or two surprises up our sleeves!!”

Now that’s some fiery passion you can believe in. COVID has cost the music industry millions of dollars, so it’s an absolute pleasure to hear the festival is going ahead. Scooping up a ticket to this outstanding event is a surefire way to ensure live music in Australia remains valued and supported.

Check out the full lineup right here.