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By Meanderings







Each year, Bluesfest has soared further and further into the stratosphere, calling in the world’s biggest acts time and time again.

In 2018 it seems Bluesfest Byron Bay will continue the upwards trend, blowing our socks off with their stacked first round lineup.

lionel richie bluesfest byron bay 2018

Featuring some of the hardest rocking and softest crooning artists from all over the world, Bluesfest have outdone themselves with their first 2018 lineup announcement.

After a massive showing in 2017, the coming Bluesfest will host Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant with his band The Sensational Space Shifters, Mr. Hello himself Lionel Richie, and Aussie favourites The John Butler Trio and Tash Sultana, amongst a ton of others.

Speaking of the announcement, director Peter Noble had the following to say:

“Well here it is, the first of our announcements for Bluesfest 2018, and what an announcement it is! Lionel Richie, Robert Plant, The New Power Generation, CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers, Jose Gonzalez, First Aid Kit plus two of Australia’s greatest artists The John Butler Trio and Tash Sultana, who is on fire right now.”

“There is lots more from Morcheeba, the amazing Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real! Eric Gales and the California Honeydrops returning by popular demand from the last festival. We have lots of Blues in this announcement too….and we are just getting started. We are going to have a great festival in 2018! Hope to see you there.”

First Round Lineup Announcement

ROBERT PLANT AND THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS
LIONEL RICHIE
THE JOHN BUTLER TRIO
TASH SULTANA
THE NEW POWER GENERATION
CHIC FEATURING NILE RODGERS
FIRST AID KIT
JOSE GONZALEZ
MORCHEEBA
GOV’T MULE
LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL
THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS
ERIC GALES
BOBBY RUSH
DUMPSTAPHUNK
JOE LOUIS WALKER
RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS

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September 19, 2017