Do the booking agents for Bluesfest ever sleep? Every other week they seem to be bolstering their lineup with more talented acts, but this week's announcement might just take the cake.
The latest lineup announcement from the festival features none other than funk legends and certified dancefloor incinerators Kool & The Gang, who'll be bringing their decade spanning, brass-heavy sound to Byron Bay on Easter Saturday - the same night as George Benson, Patti Smith and Ani DiFranco. What a night!
Elsewhere, the lineup reveal sees Dweezil Zappa join on for the festivities, just weeks after he announced his own headline tour around the country in celebration of 50 years of Frank Zappa's Hot Rats LP. There's also Latin maestros The Gipsy Kings, inaugural Australian Idol winner and cult hero Guy Sebastian, local blues legends Chain, Ash Grunwald, The Waifs, Troy Cassar-Daley, Allen Stone and Erja Lyytinen, rounding out what's already a mammoth lineup.
Check out the new additions and previously announced acts below. We've heard that the festival are planning to keep the announcements rolling into the new year, so expect to see even more lineup changes over the coming months.
Byron Bay Bluesfest 2020
Kool & the Gang
The Gipsy Kings ft. Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo
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
Byron Bay Bluesfest goes down over April 9 - 13 next year - grab your tickets today!