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Your Essential Guide to Bluesfest 2019

The line-up will knock your funky socks off!

Your Essential Guide to Bluesfest 2019

Get ready to swap your shirts and ties for band tee’s and glitter, because Bluesfest 2019 is on its way! Kicking off on the 18th of April for the funkiest extra long weekend of the year, the line-up is so good that we’ve already started crafting our excuse to get the festival off work (a family destination wedding always works a treat). Seriously, they’ve got everyone, from blues legends like George Clinton, to contemporary power houses like Hozier and with the announcement that eight fantastic Indigenous acts have just been added to bill, we are in for one hell of a weekend. You can choose to buy either a 5 day ticket, a 3 day ticket or a single day ticket, so check out the line-up to make sure you don’t miss out on your favourite artists! Thursday 18th of April Talk about starting with a bang! The Thursday line-up features: • Mavis Staples (exclusive) Snarky Puppy • SIX60 • Kurt Vile and The Violators • Ocean Alley • Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul • Arlo Guthrie • Nahko & Medicine for the People Ruthie Foster • Richard Clapton • Russell Morris • The Marcus King Band Fantastic Negrito Samantha Fish (exclusive) • The War and Treaty • The Black Sorrows • Irish Mythen • Melody Angel • The California Honeydrops • Elephant Sessions (exclusive) • Caiti Baker • Baker Boy • Dallas Woods Friday 19th of April Friday has chosen to ignore George Clinton’s advice by NOT giving up the funk: • Iggy Pop • Hozier • Norah Jones • Tash Sultana • Imelda May • St. Paul & The Broken Bones (exclusive) • Shakey Graves • Arlo Guthrie • Nahko & Medicine for the People • I'm With Her • Ruthie Foster • Flogging Molly • Backsliders • The Marcus King Band Samantha Fish (exclusive) • Gary Clark Jr • Snarky Puppy • Deva Mahal (exclusive) • Pierce Brothers • Trevor Hall • Irish Mythen • Anderson East (exclusive) • Melody Angel • Hussy Hicks • Caiti Bake Saturday 20h of April Serve Saturday up with some mash, cause there’s going to be a lot of bangers: • Ben Harper (exclusive) • Kasey Chambers • Mavis Staples (exclusive) • Tommy Emmanuel • Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul • Colin Hay • Imelda May • Kurt Vile and The Violators • Keb' Mo' (Solo) • Allen Stone • St. Paul & The Broken Bones (exclusive) • Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real • Melbourne Ska Orchestra • I'm With Her • Flogging Molly • Fantastic Negrito • Samantha Fish (exclusive) • The War and Treaty • Larkin Poe • Yothu Yindi and The Treaty Project • Vintage Trouble • Melody Angel • The California Honeydrops Elephant Sessions (exclusive) • Caiti Baker • Little Georgia • Dallas Woods • Amaru Tribe • RocKwiz Live Sunday 21th of April Sunday Funday indeed: • Jack Johnson (exclusive) • Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats • Mavis Staples (exclusive) • Gary Clark Jr • George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic • Meshell Ndegeocello • Allen Stone Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real • Melbourne Ska Orchestra • Archie Roach • Shakey Graves • Ruthie Foster • Tex Perkins and The Fat Rubber Band • Backsliders • The Marcus King Band • Fantastic Negrito • The War and Treaty • Deva Mahal (exclusive) • Larkin Poe • Pierce Brothers • Trevor Hall • Anderson East (exclusive) • Melody Angel • Thando • The California Honeydrops • Little Georgia • RocKwiz Live Monday 22nd of April We think even Garfield would enjoy this Monday: • Paul Kelly • The Saboteurs (Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawerence, Patrick Keeler) • David Gray Ray LaMontagne • Julia Stone • Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats • George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic Keb' Mo' (Solo) • Allen Stone • St. Paul & The Broken Bones (exclusive) • Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real • Archie Roach • I'm With Her • Samantha Fish (exclusive) • Deva Mahal (exclusive) • Vintage Trouble • Mojo Juju • Anderson East (exclusive) • Melody Angel • Hussy Hicks • Thando • The California Honeydrops • Elephant Sessions (exclusive) • Caiti Baker • Mission Songs Project • Benny Walker • Amaru Tribe • Brotherhood of the Blues So there you have it folks, the official line-up for Bluesfest 2019! We’re sure you will feel a lot of things over the course of this weekend, but we promise you won’t feel blue.

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Georgia Casey

Georgia Casey

Georgia’s single greatest achievement came when an Uber driver told her that she had the best passenger rating he had ever seen. She intends to have this inscribed on her tombstone after becoming the first person to die from consuming too much prawn linguini. When not polishing off a bottle red wine, Georgia can be found reading in the sun or boring her friends with obscure Simpsons trivia.