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Bluesfest second line-up annoucement

Thursday 11 October 2012

Bluesfest second line-up annoucement

Byron Bay Bluesfest for 2013 has unveiled additional acts who will be gracing the stage at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm from 28 March to 1 April next year.

Joining the already announced musical powerhouses like Santana, Iggy and the Stooges, Ben Harper, Chris Isaak, Wilco and other legends of music will be Jimmy Cliff, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Wanda Jackson and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.

The complete second line-up annoucement is as follows:

Jimmy Cliff
Joan Armatrading
Robert Cray
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
The Blind Boys Of Alabama
Mavis Staples
Allen Toussaint
Wanda Jackson
Fred Wesley & The New JB’s
Michael Kiwanuka
Bettye Lavette
Luka Bloom
Ruthie Foster
Tony Joe White
Sweet Honey In The Rock
The Duke Robillard Band
Shawn Colvin
Seth Lakeman

Already announced are:

Ben Harper
Iggy and The Stooges
Chris Isaak
Steve Miller Band
Dropkick Murphys
Glen Hansard with The Frames
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Newton Faulkner
Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls
Grace Potter
Playing For Change
Ben Caplan 

Bluesfest have clearly pulled out all the stops to make next year's festival the most electrifying ever. I don't even know what they could do next to impress - Bob Dylan? The Rolling Stones? Howlin' Wolf hologram?

- Amy Robinson