FINNISH BLUES SHREDDER ERJA LYYTINEN, KOOL & THE GANG AND MORE FOR BLUESFEST
The ever-giving folks at Bluesfest have just posted their third announcement of acts for the 2020 event and it includes:
Kool & the Gang
The Gipsy Kings ft. Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo
The eleven new additions will be joining the big names such as Crowded House, Dave Matthews Band, Patti Smith and her Band and Lenny Kravitz this Easter.
Commenting on the announcement, Festival Director Peter Noble OAM said “I am thrilled to say that our headliners on this announcement have almost 100,000,000 album sales between them. Household names, R&B funk masters, Kool & the Gang are the winners of two GRAMMY Awards and with 70,000,000 album sales – their performance this Easter Saturday is going to be a standout! The Gipsy Kings, the creators of flamenco rumba with one GRAMMY Award plus a Latin GRAMMY Award and with 25,000,000 album sales it makes for a stellar third artist announcement for Bluesfest 2020.
Everyone knows the songs immediately when they hear the first few chords of Kool’s ‘Celebration’, ‘Ladies Night’ or ‘Get Down On It’ or The Gipsy Kings ‘Bamboleo’, ‘Djobi Djoba’, ‘Bem Bem Maria’ and so many more. AND, they are both playing our main stage on Saturday night at Bluesfest with George Benson, back to back – what a night of hits this will be!
We’re lucky enough to have Guy Sebastian are his two incredible ARIA Award wins last week. The mighty Allen Stone, a real-deal Bluesfest favourite who is becoming another breakout star following his numerous appearances over the years. Dweezil Zappa will be playing his Dad’s brilliant record ‘Hot Rats’. Winner of the European Guitarist of the Year – ErjaLyytinen, Australia’s greatest ever blues band – Chain and so much more. Stay tuned for another lot of amazing additions for what is fast becoming one of our greatest lineups’s ever!”
The Bluesfest 2020 Lineup So far:
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND – CROWDED HOUSE – PATTI SMITH AND HER BAND
GEORGE BENSON -BRANDI CARLILE – JOHN BUTLER
THE WATERBOYS – XAVIER RUDD – THE CAT EMPIRE – MORCHEEBA
JOHN PRINE – BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE
ZUCCHERO – JIMMIE VAUGHAN
EAGLES OF DEATH METAL – ANI DIFRANCO
FRANK TURNER – JOHN MAYALL – AMADOU & MARIAM
CORY HENRY & THE FUNK APOSTLES
THE ALLMAN BETTS BAND – THE MARCUS KING BAND – WALTER TROUT
LARKIN POE – THE WAR AND TREATY
JENNY LEWIS – YOLA – CHRISTONE “KINGFISH” INGRAM
GREENSKY BLUEGRASS – TAL WILKENFELD
JOACHIM COODER – STEVE ‘N’ SEAGULLS
For further information on the lineup or artists please see here.
Bluesfest 2020 is being held from 9 – 13 April 2020. Tickets are on sale now via Moshtix.
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