Patti Smith, Zac Brown, and The Lumineers lead first acts for Australia's Bluesfest 2017

plus Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staple, Billy Bragg, Jethro Tull, & more

By Scott Williams | Published: Wed 24th Aug 2016

Patti Smith & her band

Thursday 13th to Monday 17th April 2017
Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia MAP
$620 plus booking fees for five day ticket
Daily capacity: 20,000
Last updated: Wed 11th Jan 2017

Zac Brown Band, Patti Smith & her band performing Horses, and The Lumineers lead the first acts to be announced for the 28th Bluesfest - The International East Coast Blues and Roots Festival which returns to Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, near Byron Bay, Australia over the Easter weekend from Thursday 13th until Monday 17th April 2017.

They will be joined on the bill by Buddy Guy (exclusive), Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples (exclusive), Billy Bragg, Jethro Tull, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Gregory Porter, Snarky Puppy, St Paul and The Broken Bones, Beth Hart (exclusive), Laura Mvula, Roy Ayers, Booker T presents the Stax Records revue, Andrew Bird, Rickie Lee Jones, Joan Osborne, Turin Brakes, The Strumbellas, Jake Shimabukuro, Dumpstaphunk, Nikki Hill, and Irish Mythen, with more to be announced.

For the line-up details as available please click here.

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The early bird offer has ended. Tickets are priced at $520 plus booking fee for a full five day ticket. All Kids under the age of 5 are free. Children between the age of 5 and 14 inclusive have to be in the supervision of a Responsible adult.

Bluesfest offers all kinds of blues music, world music, roots music, and a hybrid of those and other cultural styles under one umbrella - Blues & Roots Music. Bluesfest has continued to evolve incorporating surf culture, Latino Music, African Music, as well as political and environmental message artists.


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