NOTHING BUT THE BLUES
For those who love the blues, this is the concert to put on the bucket list. The organisers of Bluesfest, held at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, outside Byron Bay, made their first announcement in September for the 2018 concert. There are some big names appearing on the initial rundown including Lionel Richie, who promises a full arena spectacular, plus local legends The John Butler Trio and Tash Sultana. Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters are also set to return to thrill audiences. Bluesfest director Peter Noble drops a few more names to entice music lovers. “Well here it is, the first of our announcements for Bluesfest 2018, and what an announcement it is. Lionel Richie, Robert Plant, The New Power Generation, CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers, Jose Gonzalez, First Aid Kit plus two of Australia’s greatest artists, The John Butler Trio and Tash Sultana, who is on fire right now. “There is lots more from Morcheeba, the amazing Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real,” he says. “Eric Gales and the California Honeydrops are returning by popular demand from the last festival. “We have lots of blues in this announcement too… and we are just getting started. “We are going to have a great festival in 2018. Hope to see you there.” The concert will be held from March 29 to April 2 and organisers promise 12 hours of music each day. Tickets are available at bluesfest.com.au.
Neil Finn performs on the final night of Bluesfest 2017.