American icon George Benson, English ’90s electronic act Morcheeba, and Bob Marley’s band The Wailers are amongst the confirmations today.
Bluesfest Director Peter Noble OAM said he had been in constant communication with managers and agents since the event’s first cancellation, and he was “so happy” to bring some international acts back to the festival.
“It feels like a brilliant Christmas present to me and I’m sure our Bluesfest fans will be stoked to hear about these much-loved artists coming back to Bluesfest,” he said.
“Living legend George Benson makes his Bluesfest debut; Morcheeba, Bluesfest favourites, are very welcome returnees and The Wailers, for whom I hold a special place in my heart, are now led by a new generation of children as well as former members of the original Wailers, keeping the light and music of Bob Marley shining and alive.”
Noble confirmed two of the other acts slated to appear were also previous crowd favourites.
“Marcus King raised the tent roof at our 30th birthday celebrations in 2019 – what a guitar phenomenon he is,” he said. “And remember The War & Treaty, how they became one of THE discovery artists in 2019 – it’s exciting to welcome them back as well.”
Amadou & Mariam, Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram and Cory Henry were all scheduled for the 2020 event, which was cancelled due to COVID.
“It’s a joy to have them confirm their Bluesfest appearances at Easter,” Noble said.
Bluesfest 2022 Lineup
George Benson (USA)
The Wailers (JAM)
Amadou & Mariam (AF)
The War & Treaty (USA)
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram (USA)
Cory Henry (USA)
The Cat Empire
The Teskey Brothers
Fat Freddy’s Drop
The Living End
Ross Wilson and The Peaceniks
Tex Perkins The Man in Black
Vika & Linda
Weddings Parties Anything
The Black Sorrows
Mark Seymour & The Undertow
Kevin Borich Express
Josh Teskey & Ash Grunwald
Joe Camilleri Presents The Honeydripper’s Dylan Party
Lachy Doley & The Horns of Conviction
Melbourne Ska Orchestra
All Our Exes Live in Texas
Fiona Boyes & The Fortune Tellers
Blue Empress All-Stars Feat. Fiona Boyes, Cara Robinson Leesa Gentz, Julz Parker, Alison Penney, Kerri Simpson & Sweet Felicia
Zevon: Accidentally Like a Martyr Starring Henry Wagons
Spinifex Gum Feat. Marliya Choir & Emma Donovan
Jeff Martin – Plays The Songs of Led Zeppelin
Pacey, King & Doley
Mama Kin Spender
Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission
Lisa Hunt’s Forever Soul
Geoff Achison & The Souldiggers
Hat Fitz & Cara
Round Mountain Girls
Byron Busking Competition
60’s Psychedelic Light Show by The Legendary Ellis D Fogg
Friday, 15th April — Monday, 18th April 2022
Byron Events Farm Tyagarah, Byron Bay, NSW