Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt & Buddy Guy at Byron Bay Bluesfest 2023

The return of international acts to Byron Bay Bluesfest during Easter 2023 will be led by Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt and Buddy Guy.

Byron Bay Bluesfest is set to welcome international acts once again during the Easter long weekend of 2023. They just announced the first 41 acts set to take the stage across the five-day festival, and the line-up will be led by the likes of Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt and Buddy Guy.

Bluesfest 2023 will also feature an epic line-up of local musicians, including Tash Sultana, Gang Of Youths, Xavier Rudd, Cat Empire and Chain.

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Next year’s Byron Bay Bluesfest will be hosted at its original home at the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, located north of Byron Bay. Festival Director, Peter Noble stated the following: “For the first time since 2019, Bluesfest is presenting a fully international festival experience like the legendary ones we did before the COVID-era.”

Noble added: “Whilst there are still plenty of Aussie artists listed in this first and upcoming announcements, it is wonderful to once again, in 2023, after four long years, be able to bring back some of the greatest blues, roots, soul, rock, hip hop, R&B, world and Americana artists to our shores after so long, as well as, of course, the stars of tomorrow.”

The 2023 Byron Bay Bluesfest will run from Thursday, April 6 – Monday, April 10. All five-day season tickets for festival entry, VIP, camping, and parking are now available for purchase here. See the full line-up below.

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2023

The Barnestormers
Beth Hart (Exclusive)
The Black Sorrows
Bonnie Raitt
Buddy Guy
The Cat Empire
Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram
Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Eric Gales (Exclusive)
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
Gang Of Youths
Greensky Bluegrass (Exclusive)
Jackson Browne
Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
Joe Bonamassa (Exclusive)
Joe Camilleri Presents a Star-Studded Tribute to The Greats of The Blues
Jon Stevens
Kaleo (Exclusive)
Keb’ Mo’
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Lachy Doley And The Horns Of Conviction
Larkin Poe