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Bluesfest add Tash Sultana, Briggs, and 7 more Aussies to their 2021 lineup

These 9 new additions to the 2021 Bluesfest lineup will have you wishing 2020 could just be over. Well, it’s another reason to wish that.

Around about now it’s nice to have some live music to write about, even if it’s coming up next year. The ever-amazing Bluesfest Byron Bay are going full-steam ahead for its 2021 addition next Easter, and today they’ve added a stack of Aussie talent to their lineup.

Joining the likes of Patti Smith, Bon Iver, Kool & The Gang and many others are some of Australia’s finest voices across neo-soul, hip hop, roots, and more.

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Photo: Tristan Edouar

Tash Sultana leads the new lineup, a Bluesfest veteran who’s proved a festival favourite every time she touches down. She’ll be joined by talent including Kev Carmody and Ian Moss, not to mention neo-soul legends Hiatus Kaiyote.

The new additions also include Briggs, who’s back with a force in 2021, recently releasing his powerful single Go To War featuring Thelma Plum.

Check out the new additions as well as the full lineup below. Bluesfest takes place from Thursday 1st to Monday 5th April 2021 in Byron Bay, NSW. Grab your tickets here.

Bluesfest 2021: Australian Artist Announcement

TASH SULTANA
ZIGGY ALBERTS
KEV CARMODY
IAN MOSS
HIATUS KAIYOTE
RUSSELL MORRIS
BRIGGS
KIM CHURCHILL
MAMA KIN SPENDER
ALL OUR EXES LIVE IN TEXAS

Joining…

BON IVER
PATTI SMITH AND HER BAND
JIMMY BARNES
GEORGE BENSON
THE TESKEY BROTHERS
JOHN BUTLER
XAVIER RUDD
THE CAT EMPIRE
KOOL & THE GANG
THE GIPSY KINGS
KASEY CHAMBERS
THE WAIFS
TROY CASSAR-DALEY
MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD
THE WAILERS PERFORM SONGS FROM ‘LEGEND’
LP
MORCHEEBA
THE BLACK SORROWS
TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE
TORI KELLY
BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE
THEMARCUS KING BAND
CHRISTONE “KINGFISH” INGRAM
JIMMIE VAUGHAN
JOHN MAYALL
MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA
CHAIN
LARKIN POE
WEDDINGS, PARTIES, ANYTHING
BACKSLIDERS
HARTS PLAYS HENDRIX
ASH GRUNWALD
THE WAR & TREATY
CORY HENRY & THE FUNK APOSTLES
WALTER TROUT
THE BAMBOOS
MICK THOMAS’ ROVING COMMISSION
DAMI IM
PIERCE BROTHERS
EMILY WURRAMARA
ROSHANI
RAY BEADLE
HENRY WAGONS
HUSSY HICKS
PACEY, KING & DOLEY
DANIEL CHAMPAGNE
NATHAN CAVALERI
LITTLE GEORGIA
BLUESFEST BUSKING COMPETITION & WINNERS
THE AUSTRALIAN AMERICANA MUSIC HONOURS