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Bluesfest 2021 adds to its line-up to appeal to broader audience

Bluesfest 2021 adds to its line-up to appeal to broader audience
October 21, 2020

Bluesfest 2021 has added an eclectic, diverse list of names to its line-up of Australian artists confirmed to perform next Easter (1st to 5th April) at the Byron Events Farm located in Tyagarah 10 minutes north of Byron Bay.

The line-up is programmed with the intention to appeal to a broad audience featuring artists across all genres for all members of the family to enjoy. Bluesfest is confidently positioned to be one of the first major festivals back on the circuit following the COVID-19 restrictions.

Back in April this year, many called Bluesfest’s intention to proceed with an event in 2021 as a “brave and bold move” - however the festival is well-poised for a successful event with tickets currently hitting the 60% mark of sell-out in sales, with the bigger nights [Fri-Sat-Sun] selling consistently and rising.

Commenting on the announcement Festival Director, Peter Noble notes “Time will tell, but It is being said that the 2021 Bluesfest line up is the greatest assembly of Australian artists to ever perform at one event.  Ticket sales are showing that the Australian public is ready to celebrate safely and we are on target for a sell-out at our expected capacity. My focus right now is on bringing this festival home in 2021.“

Leading the already diverse announcement is Northern Beaches of Sydney natives and ARIA award winners Ocean Alley. Their platinum-selling single ‘Confidence’ won the #1` spot on triple j’s Hottest 100 in 2018 and since that time the band have gone on with sell-out shows right across Australia winning hearts along the way.

John Williamson will be celebrating his 51st anniversary in 2021. The last time Williamson performed at Bluesfest in 2014, so captivated was the crowd that you could hear a pin drop. He has sold over five million albums and is regarded in the Top Five best-selling Australian artists joining Slim Dusty who sits at No. 1.

Tex Perkins (“The Man In Black”) will also be performing. Imbued with the best of Johnny Cash hits, Tex Perkins’ reverence for Cash’s career is evident in the way he approaches every song and it is little wonder why “The Man In Black” has been lauded by critics and fans alike, and won Perkins and his crew a Helpmann Award for Best Contemporary Australian Concert.

Other artists added to the line-up include Jon Stevens; Josh Teskey and Ash Grunwald; Vika & Linda; Garrett Kato and Mia Dyson.

For further information on the line-up or artists please click here

Tickets are on sale now via Moshtix

Image top: Ocean Alley band to perform at 2021 Bluesfest. Image courtesy of Ocean Alley 

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