More Acts Join Bluesfest 2015


Already boasting more than 60 acts and some incredible international guests, Bluesfest 2015 has dropped a sixth lineup announcement featuring another 12 artists.

Irish singer-songwriter Hozier and US alt rock outfit Switchfoot lead the latest list of lineup additions, joining notable guests The Black Keys, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals (Australian exclusive) and Lenny Kravitz in Byron Bay this April.

Also added to bill are The Waterboys, Hunter Hayes, Fly My Pretties, Music Maker Presents Super Chikan and Vasti Jackson, Diesel, Jeff Lang, Phil Wigging and Dom Turner, Watussi (final performances), Nikki Hill and the Rumjacks.

The 24-year-old Hozier’s self-titled debut album has featured in international top 10 charts since its September release and Bluesfest director Peter Noble is excited to be adding yet another round of prominent artists to the Easter long weekend (April 2-6) festival.

“I am so excited to be bringing to Bluesfest an artist I believe is truly important, and who is fast becoming someone who the music world will look to, both now and in the future for truly inspiring music,” Noble said of Hozier.

“To be presenting Hozier, Paolo Nutini AND Ben Howard at Bluesfest 2015 means we will have on our stages, truly the best emerging artist from Ireland, Scotland AND the UK right now at the one festival – it’s simply breathtaking.”

A host of Bluesfest sideshows were also announced on Tuesday, including a whopping 17-show stand by surf rock musician Donavon Frankenreiter and gigs by reggae act SOJA, JJ Grey & Mofro and Dispatch. Catch all the latest tour information at

Bluesfest 2015 Sixth Lineup Announcement:


The Waterboys


Hunter Hayes

Fly My Pretties

Music Maker Presents Super Chikan And Vasti Jackson


Jeff Lang

Phil Wiggins & Dom Turner

Watussi (Final Performances)

Nikki Hill

The Rumjacks


Lenny Kravitz

The Gipsy Kings (feat. Nicolas Reyes & Tonino Baliardo)

Rodrigo Y Gabriela

Jurassic 5

John Mayall

Keb Mo

Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones

JJ Grey & Mofro

Tony Joe White

Jon Cleary

Trevor Hal

Serena Ryder

Jake Shimabukuro

Music Maker Foundation (feat. Cool John Ferguson, Little Freddie King, Alabama Slim, George Stancell)

Michael Franti‘s Soulshine

Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals

Paolo Nutini

David Gray

Ben Howard

Counting Crows

Jimmy Cliff

Mavis Staples

Gary Clark Jr


Ruthie Foster

The Beat

Keziah Jones

Playing For Change

The Black Keys

Zac Brown Band

Alabama Shakes


Michael Franti & Spearhead

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions feat Dan Sultan, Kira Puru, & Vika And Linda Bull

Xavier Rudd and The United Nations

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue



The Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Beth Hart

Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls

Mariachi El Bronx

G. Love & Special Sauce

Pokey Lafarge

Band Of Skulls

Rockwiz Live

Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires

Augie March

Donavon Frankenreiter

Melbourne Ska Orchestra

Justin Townes Earle

Declan Kelly Presents Diesel n’Dub (Featuring Emma Donovan, Alex Lloyd, Pat Powell, Radical Son, Tony Hughes)

Ash Grunwald

Blue King Brown

The Beautiful Girls

Steve Smyth

Karl S. Williams

+ more to be announced

Thursday, 2nd April – Monday, 6th April 2015

Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay NSW

Tickets: Byron Bay Bluesfest | Moshtix | Ticketmaster

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