Bluesfest has become synonymous with Byron Bay and its surrounds over the years, but the iconic blues & roots festival is coming to Melbourne for the very first time next year.
Bluesfest will come to Australia’s cultural capital on Saturday, April 8th and Sunday, April 9th, with Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre set to be transformed into a full weather proof festival precinct.
With several indoor stages, enticing food and drink, family entertainment and much more, there should be plenty to ensure the inaugural Bluesfest Melbourne gets off to a winning start
“I am so excited to be bringing Australia’s leading music festival, Bluesfest Byron Bay down south to present a first of its kind two day indoor music festival,” Bluesfest director Peter Noble says.
“We’ll be bringing some of the absolute premium international and local artists who perform at Bluesfest alongside the fantastic Melbourne artists to create an experience for music lovers that is unprecedented in this city.
“Offering patrons the chance to see more than 30 performances over a two day period in an environment that is weatherproofed, accessible and safe, right in the heart of the Melbourne and Docklands area. I see Bluesfest Melbourne becoming an absolute must see on the annual events calendar.”
You can see the current lineup of artists heading to Melbourne below, including iconic names such as Lucinda Williams, Kasey Chambers, Buddy Guy, and Steve Earle.
Tickets to Bluesfest Melbourne 2023 go on sale on Monday, November 14th at 9am local time via Ticketmaster.
📣 BLUESFEST MELBOURNE 📣
We are thrilled to announce Bluesfest Melbourne happening Saturday April 8 and Sunday 9 April 2023 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre!
— Bluesfest Byron Bay (@BluesfestByron) November 10, 2022
Bluesfest Melbourne 2023 Lineup
ASH GRUNWALD | BACKSLIDERS | BUDDY GUY | CHAIN | CHRISTONE ‘KINGFISH’ INGRAM
C.W. STONEKING & HIS PRIMITIVE HORN ORCHESTRA | THE DOOBIE BROTHERS* | ERIC GALES
EUGENE HIDEAWAY BRIDGES | FOOLS | GEOFF ACHISON & THE SOULDIGGERS
GREENSKY BLUEGRASS | HENRY WAGONS | KALEO | KASEY CHAMBERS | KEB’ MO’
LUCINDA WILLIAMS | MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA | PAOLO NUTINI* | ROBERT GLASPER
SHAUN KIRK | THE SOUL REBELS with TALIB KWELI . GZA | SOUTHERN AVENUE |
STEVE EARLE | XAVIER RUDD
*performing in reserved seat plenary theatre shows only