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Bluesfest 2021 add The Church, Kate Miller-Heidke, more to jam-packed lineup

Bluesfest 2021 just got a whole lot bigger

Thought the original Bluesfest 2021 was impressive, wait until you feast your eyes on their latest additions.

Joining the 50-plus incredible artists already on list come a stack of absolute legends, ready to make your Bluesfest weekend one to absolutely remember.

Stepping onto the Bluesfest stage for the first time ever, and leading the third announcement is legendary psych-rockers The Church. With a stunning career spanning four decades and a forthcoming new album to add to the 25 already in their catalogue, this is sure to be a special set.

They’ll be joined by award-winning singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke, rockabilly-punk rockers The Living End, extraordinary live act The Angels, Aussie royalty Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks with a set including hits from Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock, festival favourites Blue King Brown, 14-time Bluesfest performer Jeff Lang and Nashville-based singer-songwriter Kara Grainger.

Previously announced acts include Patti Smith and her Band, American indie-folk artist Bon Iver, singer-songwriter Tash Sultana, Aussie rock legend Jimmy Barnes, George Benson, The Cat Empire, Kool & The Gang, The Gipsy Kings, Kasey Chambers, The Wailers, Tori Kelly, and a stack more.

Bluesfest 2021 Third Lineup Additions:

The Church | Kate Miller-Heidke | The Living End | The Angels | Ross Wilson and the Peaceniks | Blue King Brown | Jeff Lang | Kara Grainger

Bluesfest 2021 Lineup:

Jimmy Barnes | Tash Sultana
Ziggy Alberts | The Teskey Brothers | John Butler | Xavier Rudd | The Cat Empire Kasey Chambers | The Church | The Waifs | Ian Moss | The Living End
The Angels | Ross Wilson and the Peaceniks | Russell Morris | Kev Carmody
Troy Cassar-Daley | Briggs | Hiatus Kaiyote | Kate Miller-Heidke
Weddings, Parties, Anything | The Black Sorrows | The Bamboos | Chain
Backsliders | Ash Grunwald | Blue King Brown | Melbourne Ska Orchestra
Harts Plays Hendrix | Jeff Lang | Nathan Cavaleri | Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission
Kim Churchill | Henry Wagons | Mama Kin Spender | Dami Im Pierce Brothers
Emily Wurramara | Ray Beadle | Pacey, King & Doley | All Our Exes Live In Texas
Kara Grainger | Hussy Hicks | Roshani | Daniel Champagne | Little Georgia
Bluesfest Busking Competition & Winners | The Australian Americana Music Honours

International Artists
Subject to International Border Controls

Bon Iver | Patti Smith and Her Band | George Benson | Kool & The Gang
The Gipsy Kings | Michael Franti & Spearhead | Morcheeba | Jimmie Vaughan
John Mayall | Tori Kelly | Buffy Sainte-Marie | LP
The Wailers Perform Songs From ‘Legend’ | Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
The Marcus King Band | Christone “Kingfish” Ingram | Larkin Poe
Walter Trout | The War & Treaty | Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles

“Look at this line up – all that talent. When it comes to musical talent Australia is an embarrassment of riches and it is a privilege to create a line up to clearly showcase that very fact.” Festival Director, Peter Noble OAM says of the latest announcement.

“Bluesfest 2021 will be much more than the music on stage and the wonderful audience along with all those who present it. It will be an integral part of the return of the live music industry.”

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2021 will transform Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm from Thursday 1 April until Monday 5 April 2021. Tickets are on sale now.