The international acts joining Blue Mountains Music Festival next year

Blue Mountains Music Festival has announced a slew of new international acts set to perform at the 2023 event in March.

The 26th annual Blue Mountains Music Festival is on the horizon, running from March 17–19, 2023 in Katoomba. This week, the festival has revealed new additions to its international lineup, including American singer-songwriter Ian Noe, Canadian act Inn Echo, and UK-hailing musician John Smith.

For Ian Noe, 2023 will mark his first tour on Aussie shores. As per The Guardian, Noe is considered “a gritty, compelling talent”. His vocal stylings have also been compared to the acclaimed late artist, John Prine. Celebrating his debut at the Blue Mountains Music Festival next year, Noe will showcase tracks from his sophomore album, River Fools & Mountain Saints.

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John Smith is known and loved for his captivating voice, earnest songwriting style and virtuosic guitar playing. The Essex-born musician has been touring internationally for over a decade and has garnered over 40 million Spotify streams to date.

Inn Echo are a Canadian instrumental trio, celebrated for their dynamic and riveting fusion of “hundreds of years of traditional tunes with contemporary originals and arrangements.” Their soaring, breathtaking soundscapes are truly unique and best experienced live, so be sure to catch their set at the Blue Mountains Music Festival in 2023.


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Happening in March each year, The Blue Mountains Music Festival is a captivating live showcase of folk roots and blues music. Spread across seven undercover performance venues at its festival site in Katoomba, prepare to see over 100 spectacular performances take place in 2023, from March 17–19.

Earlybird sales are now open, until December 31. Grab your tickets here. For more info on the festival and the full line-up of acts, head over to bmff.org.au.