Kool & The Gang, Dweezil Zappa + Guy Sebastian added to Bluesfest 2020 lineup

It Just Keeps On Coming!

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

Guy Sebastian

Allen Stone

Dweezil Zappa

Troy Cassar-Daley

The Waifs

Erja Lyytinen

Chain

Ash Grunwald

 

joining...

 

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND - CROWDED HOUSE - PATTI SMITH AND HER BAND

LENNY KRAVITZ
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!

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