With just under a month until the 2021 edition of Bluesfest kicks off, organisers have once again expanded the lineup, with the likes of Pete Murray, Kate Ceberano, Mark Seymour and The Undertow, and more set to join the already-stacked bill.
Following on from a difficult year which saw the 2020 edition of Bluesfest unfortunately cancelled just weeks out from kick-off due to COVID-related restrictions placed upon mass gatherings. Only weeks after the festival would’ve taken place, organisers proved how hard they were working at making sure the next year would be one to remember, revealing dates for the next festival, with the 2021 lineup following just a couple of months later.
Unfortunately, with COVID-19 still a formidable presence within the world, the Bluesfest lineup was once again forced to adapt, this time with all international acts being removed from the lineup, meaning that the 2021 edition will be an entirely homegrown festival.
Now, with one of the strongest local lineups in Australian concert history on hand, and with only a few weeks to go before things kick off, Bluesfest have once again expanded their bill, adding a massive nine acts to the lineup today.
Leading the charge is the likes of Pete Murray, Mark Seymour and The Undertow, and Kate Ceberano, who are all set to perform on the closing Easter Monday slot of Bluesfest. Meanwhile Fiona Boyes & the Fortune Tellers, Lambros., The Regime, Round Mountain Girls, Electrik Lemonade, and Palm Valley also join the festivities, with highly-anticipated performances set to take place across the weekend.
“We can’t wait to be presenting Bluesfest in 4 weeks,” said Festival Director, Peter Noble OAM in a statement. “Pinch me, my dream is coming true to see festivals occurring again in Australia.
“With the addition of nine more sensational AUSTRALIAN artists to our already magnificent lineup, I am convinced this will be one of the great Bluesfests. Pete Murray, Mark Seymour & The Undertow and Kate Ceberano join our headline lineup to play on the final day of Bluesfest – and this will make Easter Monday a special day to be at Bluesfest. In fact, Easter Monday is shaping up now to be one of the highlight days of the Easter weekend.”
Meanwhile, news of the lineup additions also coincide with the announcement that the 2021 edition of Bluesfest is close to selling out, with 85% of all tickets to next month’s event sold already, with some ticket types already sold out. All remaining tickets are on sale now from the Bluesfest website.
Bluesfest 2021 Lineup
Pete Murray (Easter Monday)
Mark Seymour and The Undertow (Easter Monday)
Kate Ceberano (Easter Monday)
Fiona Boyes & the Fortune Tellers
Round Mountain Girls
The Teskey Brothers
The Cat Empire
The Living End
Ross Wilson and The Peaceniks
Tex Perkins the Man in Black
Josh Teskey & Ash Grunwald
Weddings Parties Anything
The Black Sorrows
Blue King Brown
Melbourne Ska Orchestra
Vika & Linda
Harts Plays Hendrix
Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission
Mama Kin Spender
Pacey, King & Doley
All Our Exes Live in Texas
Byron Busking Competition & Winners
Thursday, April 1st – Monday, April 5th, 2021
Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay, NSW
More info: Bluesfest