Bluesfest made another big reveal today (February 12), with the announcement of the twelve ‘Discovery Artists’ who will join its already hefty lineup.
The new additions to the Byron Bay festival include X Factor Australia Season Five winner Dami Im, who recently performed at Australia Decides 2020, Sydney funk collective The Regime and blues guitarist Micki Free. The ‘Discovery Artists’ section also features Indigenous musician Emily Wurramara, former Australia Idol contestant Roshani and Indian-Australian singer Harts, who will perform a full set of Jimi Hendrix classics.
Check out the full list below.
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Alongside the expanded lineup, Bluesfest organiser Peter Noble also hinted at more additions to the festival in the coming weeks. “I want to bring the best to Bluesfest, and this isn’t our final announcement. There’s more to come,” he said, according to Tone Deaf. “I hope you enjoy this musical ride as much as I do!”
The twelve ‘Discovery Artists’ follows last week’s news of Bob Marley’s The Wailers joining the already stacked lineup. The Wailers will also play a short five-date tour following their Bluesfest appearance, with shows in Brisbane, Sydney and more.
The musicians join a star-studded bill that features the likes of Dave Matthews Band, Crowded House and Lenny Kravitz. Last month, Alanis Morissette also announced that she will perform her seminal album ‘Jagged Little Pill’ in its entirety at Bluesfest, as well as her Sydney and Melbourne sideshows, to mark the record’s 25th anniversary.
Bluesfest 2020 will be held in Byron Bay from April 9 – 13. Tickets are on sale now via Moshtix.
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