Bluesfest reschedule to Easter 2022, add Six60, Baker Boy, Hoodoo Gurus, more

Bluesfest is back for your Easter weekend in 2022!

The Bluesfest 2022 lineup just keeps on growing, adding another stack of topnotch Aussie and Kiwi talent to their already heaving Easter Weekend lineup.

In huge news, New Zealand’s SIX60 will be returning to the Bluesfest stage after helping the festival celebrate its 30th anniversary back in 2019.

They’ll be joined by ARIA Hall of Famers Hoodoo Gurus and Renee Geyer, Yolngu hip hop artist and 2019 Young Australian of the Year Baker Boy, The Teskey Brothers’ frontman in solo mode Sam Teskey, blues & roots musician Kara Grainger, and guitarist and frontman of Canada’s The Tea Party Jeff Martin, who will be celebrating the music of Led Zepplin.

SIX60 – Kia Mau Ki Tō Ūkaipō/Don't Forget Your Roots 2021 Tour Video

Due to ongoing health and safety concerns, this year’s edition of Bluesfest – originally locked in for October 2021 – has been rescheduled, returning to its regular annual dates across the Easter Long Weekend in 2022. 

We have worked so hard since May 2019 to make Bluesfest happen and, guess what, we are not giving up. We are immensely proud of who we are: we are proud of the Bluesfest name and what that represents, immensely proud, and we are already looking forward to Easter. I thought this decision would be hard to make, but it was the reverse. The safety and protection of our loyal Bluesfesters, our festival staff, our performers, our volunteers, stallholders and suppliers is paramount, and I will not put anyone at risk right now. So the decision to re-schedule was a ‘no-brainer’.

Peter Noble OAM, Bluesfest Festival Director

The 33rd edition of Bluesfest will take place over four days from Friday 15 April until Monday 18 April, and it will feature an absolutely heaving lineup of Australian and New Zealand favourites.

Midnight Oil – Change The Date (feat. Gurrumul Yunupingu & Dan Sultan) [Official Video]

Bluesfest 2021 Lineup:

Just added:

Midnight Oil | Paul Kelly | Jimmy Barnes
Fat Freddy’s Drop | John Butler | Xavier Rudd | Pete Murray | Ian Moss | Kate Ceberano | Kasey Chambers | The Waifs | The Church | Jon Stevens | The Living End |
Mark Seymour & The Undertow | The Angels | Russell Morris | Kate Miller-Heidke |
Vika & Linda | All Our Exes Live In Texas | Ross Wilson and the Peaceniks |
John Williamson | Troy Cassar-Daley | Briggs | Tex Perkins The Man In Black |
Hiatus Kaiyote | Josh Teskey & Ash Grunwald | Weddings, Parties, Anything |
The Black Sorrows | CW Stoneking | The Bamboos | Chain | Backsliders |
Ash Grunwald | Melbourne Ska Orchestra | Jeff Lang | Nathan Cavaleri | Kim Churchill | Henry Wagons | JK-47 | Garrett Kato | Mama Kin Spender | Dami Im | Pierce Brothers | Emily Wurramara | The Buckleys | Fiona Boyes & The Fortune Tellers | Ray Beadle |
Pacey, King & Doley | Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission | Hussy Hicks | Roshani |
Daniel Champagne | Little Georgia | Lambros | Round Mountain Girls | The Regime |
Electrik Lemonade | Palm Valley | Bluesfest Busking Competition & Winners |
Rockwiz Live

Paul Kelly – How To Make Gravy (Official Video)

For Bluesfest fans who already have their hands on a ticket, you’ll be pleased to know that a stack of the 2021 lineup will be returning for the new Easter weekend dates in 2022 including the likes of Midnight OilPaul Kelly, Jimmy Barnes, Pete MurrayKasey ChambersJohn Butler, Xavier Rudd, and more.

Adding to the already stacked lineup are a handful of new additions including Fat Freddy’s DropJohn WilliamsonC.W. Stoneking, and the return of Rockwiz LIVE, with more incredible artists set to be announced in the coming months.

2021 tickets will be automatically valid for the new dates, with Bluesfest expected to advise on the refund process shortly for those unable to attend. Rest assured, Bluesfest will continue to offer refunds after the additional artist announcement.

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2022 will transform Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm from Friday 15 April until Monday 18 April 2022. Tickets are on sale now.