BLUESFEST 2020 FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT: DAVE MATTHEWS, PATTI SMITH, CROWDED HOUSE & GEORGE BENSON
A few surprises and a host of returnees will make Bluesfest 2020 one to look forward to. Held at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm – just 10 minutes north of Byron Bay, Bluesfest 2020 runs from April 9-13. Among the headliners for next year, Dave Matthews band is back for their 3rd Byron Bay stint. “Dave Matthews Band is one of the top-grossing, most in-demand bands in the world – and finally they are coming back to Bluesfest. This is going to be magical and unmissable,” says Bluesfest Festival Director, Peter Noble.
In a major surprise, Patti Smith and band are back too after the Godmother of punk suggested her 2017 tour would be her last. Anyone who witnessed Patti’s 2017 performance will be thrilled to relive that energy.
Taking time off from his Fleetwood Mac duties, Neil Finn will be at Bluesfest next year fronting Crowded House in an exclusive Australian performance. Their anthems such as “Don’t Dream It’s Over’, ‘Weather With You’ and ‘Better Be Home Soon’ still resonate with a global audience of all ages.
One of the biggest surprises is the inclusion of guitar and vocal legend George Benson. Since 1977, George Benson, who is recognised as one of the world’s greatest guitarists, has won 10 Grammy Awards – and has been nominated for an additional 15. It’s been quite a while since we’ve had the opportunity to see George play in Australia.
Here’s the full list of artists in the Bluesfest 2020 1st announcement.
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
CROWDED HOUSE PATTI SMITH AND HER BAND
THE CAT EMPIRE
THE MARCUS KING BAND
CHRISTONE “KINGFISH” INGRAM
THE WAR & TREATY
Bluesfest 2020 is being held from 9 – 13 April 2020. Tickets are on sale now via Moshtix.
- Josie Morrison