THURSDAY 14TH – MONDAY 18TH APRIL 2022
BLUESFEST – THE GREATEST GATHERING OF AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS IN THE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN MUSIC
Today we proudly unveil the complete playing schedule for Bluesfest 2022. Gates will open in 57 days for our early fans, and music will kick off in 56 days. 105 artists – 6 stages – 200 performances … this is the greatest gathering of Australian Artists in the history of Australian Music.
Peter Noble OAM said today:
“At Bluesfest my team and I never looked back. Sure, we felt the sting of Covid – no-one escaped that – but we always looked forward to the day when we would present Bluesfest again – and that time is now only weeks away.”
“We have been preparing for this day , and we have some surprises in store. Some of the new infrastructure is already in place, other improvements move ahead with pace, and WE WILL BE READY to welcome you all back safely to our beautiful Bluesfest home at the Byron Events Farm.
FIFTY-SEVEN DAYS … it’s the blink of an eye!
We are all excited – we are buzzing with expectation. We are not opening the gates to an ordinary Bluesfest either. This Bluesfest will be EXTRA-SPECIAL. More spacious and improved festival grounds, an absolutely mind-blowing gathering of Australian talent plus some special guests from New Zealand, the USA, the UK, Africa, and Jamaica!! WOW ! … you will all have a great time.”
“The ticket sales reflect the feeling of the community of music lovers. Our big three weekend days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) rush ever closer to a sell-out – and if you are coming on these days you may wish to consider coming a day early for Bluesfest Thursday to witness the celebration of our Welcome To Country and be there as the first bands take to the stages and kick Bluesfest off in fine style. You’ll catch the final ever performance of The Cat Empire, the exclusive ‘once-in-a-musical-lifetime’ Honeydripper’s Dylan party with an all-star lineup, and the 60’s ‘revolution’ bands, Spectrum and Tamam Shud, both lit by the incredible Ellis D Fogg 60’s Psychedelic Liquid Lightshow. Or choose to end your Bluesfest stay with our Easter Monday Experience watching the likes of The Teskey Brothers, Pete Murray, The Waifs, Hiatus Kaiyote, Kate Ceberano, Sam Teskey, and Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission and many more. These two days will be more leisurely, and viewing will be easier.
It’s a ‘no-brainer’ – so much talent – so many great artists.
Choose that extra day – and head over here to secure your tickets.”
“Finally, thank you for sticking with us. Here is our Bluesfest 2022 Playing Schedule. See who is playing: on what day, on which stage and at what time!
START PLANNING YOUR BLUESFEST ADVENTURE NOW.
You will be part of the greatest gathering of Australian artists in the history of Australian Music.
As we herald the return of Live Music at a major level, I can safely say you will be witness to an historical event.”
Peter Noble OAM
Bluesfest will take place over 5 days from Thursday 14th April to Monday 18th April 2022 at the Byron Events Farm, Tyagarah, NSW, AUSTRALIA.
All ticket options plus camping, parking and VIP are on sale now via the Bluesfest website.
Friday Saturday Sunday
MIDNIGHT OIL PAUL KELLY CROWDED HOUSE JIMMY BARNES
AMY SHARK THE CAT EMPIRE
GEORGE BENSON THE TESKEY BROTHERS SIX60
L.A.B FAT FREDDY’S DROP JOHN BUTLER
XAVIER RUDD MISSY HIGGINS KASEY CHAMBERS
HOODOO GURUS IAN MOSS THE LIVING END PETE MURRAY
THE WAILERS MORCHEEBA
THE WAIFS JON STEVENS KATE CEBERANO JOHN WILLIAMSON
ROSS WILSON and THE PEACENIKS THE ANGELS THE CHURCH KEV CARMODY & FRIENDS
RENEE GEYER GLENN SHORROCK TEX PERKINS THE MAN IN BLACK VIKA & LINDA
STAN WALKER BRIGGS TROY CASSAR-DALEY BAKER BOY
HIATUS KAIYOTE WEDDINGS PARTIES ANYTHING THE BLACK SORROWS
KATE MILLER-HEIDKE CASEY BARNES MARK SEYMOUR & THE UNDERTOW DIESEL
AMADOU & MARIAM THE WAR AND TREATY CHRISTONE “KINGFISH” INGRAM CORY HENRY
RUSSELL MORRIS KEVIN BORICH EXPRESS CW STONEKING JOSH TESKEY & ASH GRUNWALD
JOE CAMILLERI PRESENTS THE HONEYDRIPPER’S DYLAN PARTY
CHAIN TAMAM SHUD SPECTRUM
LACHY DOLEY & THE HORNS OF CONVICTION CARAVANA SUN
MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA THE BAMBOOS BACKSLIDERS
ASH GRUNWALD ALL OUR EXES LIVE IN TEXAS SAM TESKEY
19-TWENTY HENRY WAGONS CLARENCE BEKKER
JEFF LANG FIONA BOYES & THE FORTUNE TELLERS KARA GRAINGER
BLUE EMPRESS ALL-STARS feat. FIONA BOYES, CARA ROBINSON
LEESA GENTZ, JULZ PARKER, ALISON PENNEY, KERRI SIMPSON & SWEET FELICIA
ZEVON: ACCIDENTALLY LIKE A MARTYR starring HENRY WAGONS
SPINIFEX GUM feat. MARLIYA CHOIR & EMMA DONOVAN
JEFF MARTIN -PLAYS THE SONGS OF LED ZEPPELIN TIJUANA CARTEL
RAY BEADLE PACEY, KING & DOLEY NATHAN CAVALERI KIM CHURCHILL
FOOLS MAMA KIN SPENDER DAMI IM PIERCE BROTHERS EMILY WURRAMARA
THE BUCKLEYS MICK THOMAS’ ROVING COMMISSION LISA HUNT’S FOREVER SOUL
GEOFF ACHISON & THE SOULDIGGERS DANIEL CHAMPAGNE JK-47 THE REGIME
HAT FITZ & CARA GARRETT KATO HUSSY HICKS MINNIE MARKS
ROSHANI LITTLE GEORGIA ROUND MOUNTAIN GIRLS JUZZIE SMITH
ELECTRIK LEMONADE LAMBROS. PALM VALLEY BRONTE EVE BEN SWISSA
BYRON BUSKING COMPETITION
60’s PSYCHEDELIC LIGHT SHOW BY THE LEGENDARY ELLIS D FOGG
About Bluesfest Byron Bay
Showcasing an All-Aussie music bill (with some special international guests from NZ, the USA, Africa and the UK) in Byron Bay, Bluesfest is Australia’s most awarded music festival, and was nominated in 2020 as ‘Best Festival of the Decade’ by industry bible, Pollstar. From the humble beginnings in 1990 the festival now takes place at the beautiful Byron Events Farm (formerly the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm), regularly attracting an audience of over 100,000. Located just 10 minutes north of Byron Bay, NSW, Australia, Bluesfest is well situated and surrounded by the charming village of Mullumbimby and the beach towns of Byron Bay and Brunswick Heads. Best festival vibes ever!