Bluesfest makes final additions to its 2020 lineup

57 artists... plus 12 more

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2020 has just announced the addition of 12 more artists to the already huge lineup of the beloved festival, set to take place this April.

The new acts include the likes of nine-piece funk outfit Trombone Shorty & Orleans, Melbourne powerhouse act The Bamboos, US doo-wop group The Sensations and “professor of song” Henry Wagons. Check out all 12 new additions below.

As well as performing at the festival, new addition Henry Wagons was also previously announced as the host of this year’s Australian Americana Music Honours. The ceremony will be held at Bluesfest for the first time on 12 April, featuring performances from John Butler, Troy Cassar-Daly and Kasey Chambers, amongst others.


Dave Matthews Band, Crowded House and Patti Smith And Her Band will headline this year’s Bluesfest. The festival also features a set from Alanis Morissette, who will perform her album iconic album ‘Jagged Little Pill’ in full to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

Bob Marley’s The Wailers were previously announced as appearing at this year’s Bluesfest, in the year that would have celebrated the famed musician’s 75th birthday.

Check out NME’s full guide to this year’s Bluesfest for information on sideshows, artist announcements and more.

Bluesfest will take place from April 9 to 13 at Byron Bay. Tickets are on sale now via Moshtix.

The new additions to Bluesfest 2020 are:

The Bamboos
Daniel Champagne
Electrick Lemonade
Henry Wagons
Little Georgia
Nathan Cavaleri
Pacey, King & Doley
Palm Valley
Ray Beadle (acoustic)
Round Mountain Girls
The Sensations
Trombone Shorty & Orleans