Byron Bay Bluesfest just got a whole lot bigger once again with Modest Mouse joining the lineup

Byron Bay Bluesfest is a beastly motherfucker. The festival just keeps getting bigger, pulling big names like Brian Wilson and Kendrick Lamar like it’s nothing, dropping additions like D’Angelo and Cold War Kids with apparent nonchalance, now they continue the trend with a little Wednesday morning ‘Christmas announcement’ that Modest Mouse will be joining the absolutely  mammoth lineup.



Modest Mouse are among ten new acts that have been added to the already gargantuan Bluesfest lineup which includes The National, Tom Jones and City & Colour just to name a few.

Byron Bay Bluesfest takes place over the Easter long weekend at the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just North of Byron Bay.

New acts:

Modest Mouse
Richard Clapton
Ash Grunwald
Graham Nash
Kamasi Washington
Elle King
Blind Boy Paxton
Dustin Thomas
Wards Xpress
Raw Earth

Bluesfest 2016 lineup:

The National
Kendrick Lamar
Tom Jones
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
The Decemberists
City And Colour
D’Angelo And The Vanguard
Cold War Kids
UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey VirtueJoe Bonamassa
Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Cat Empire
Lukas Nelson & The Promise Of The Real
The Word
Steve Smyth
The “Original” Blues Brothers Band
Don McLean
Russell Morris
The Blind Boys Of Alabama
Jeff Martin (The Tea Party)
Archie Roach
Tex Perkins & The Ape
The Mastersons
Hussy Hicks
East Journey
Rhiannon Giddens
Janiva Magness
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Allen Stone
The Selecter
Shakey Graves
Songhoy Blues
Melissa Etheridge
Jason Isbell
Sturgill Simpson
Steve Earle and The Dukes
The Wailers
Grace Potter
Lord Huron
Nahko and Medicine For The People
Vintage Trouble
Lucky Peterson
Blackberry Smoke
Hiatus Kaiyote
Fantastic Negrito
Con Brio
Mike Love
The Bros. Landreth
Kim Churchill
Mojo Juju
Pierce Brothers