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Andrew Bird

Music innovator Andrew Bird began to play the violin at age four, learning to play Bach and Mozart by ear as if they were folk tunes. The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist will be returning to Australia off the back of his most recent release Are You Serious (2016) featuring contributions from Fiona Apple and Blake Mills.

Tour Dates

15 April 2017

8:00 PM

Sydney Opera House- Concert Hall


18 April 2017

6:00 PM

Melbourne Recital Centre



Bonnie Raitt

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt is more than a best-selling artist, respected guitarist, expressive singer and accomplished songwriter…. She has become an institution in American Music.

Tour Dates

12 April 2017

8:00 PM

Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane



Booker T presents the Stax Revue

A rare opportunity to enjoy the classic Stax Records repertoire as performed by the man who wrote so many of the songs; the one and only Booker T!

Tour Dates

20 April 2017

7:30 PM

Metro Theatre, Sydney


21 April 2017

8:00 PM

Melbourne Recital Centre



Corinne Bailey Rae

With over five million albums sold, two-time Grammy winner Bailey Rae released her self-titled debut album in 2006, reaching number one in the UK and number four in the U.S. The album featured the global hits ‘Put Your Records On’ and ‘Like A Star’.

Tour Dates

16 April 2017

7:30 PM

Metro Theatre, Sydney


19 April 2017

7:30 PM

170 Russell, Melbourne



Gallant

Bluesfest is thrilled to announce Gallant will visit Melbourne and Sydney after making his Australian debut at the Byron Bay festival in 2017. Named by Billboard as the #1 performance of Coachella in 2016, Gallant has garnered accolades for his exceptional voice from artists like Elton John, John Legend, and Seal.

Tour Dates

17 April 2017

8:00 PM

The Corner Hotel, Melbourne


18 April 2017

8:00 PM

Metro Theatre, Sydney



Gregory Porter 2017 Tour

Gregory Porter, the Grammy winning Jazz, soul, and gospel singer, returns to Australia after a sell-out tour this September!

Tour Dates

11 April 2017

7:30 PM

Melbourne Recital Centre


12 April 2017

7:00 PM

Enmore Theatre, Sydney



Jake Shimabukuro

Known for his energetic strumming on the ukulele, Jake Shimabukuro’s performances incorporate elements of thoughtful, sophisticated arrangement to spontaneous, improvised passages. In addition to his original compositions, his repertoire includes Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, Schubert’s ‘Ave Maria’ and Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’.

Tour Dates

12 April 2017

7:30 PM

Factory Theatre, Sydney


13 April 2017

7:30 PM

Brisbane Powerhouse



Joan Osborne

Joan Osborne is multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy nominee. The soulful vocalist and noted song interpreter is a highly sought after collaborator and guest performer who has performed alongside many notable artists, including Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan and Patti Smith to name a few.

Tour Dates

16 April 2017

7:00 PM

The Basement, Sydney


19 April 2017

7:30 PM

The Croxton, Melbourne



Laura Mvula

As one of the most exciting musical talents to come out of the UK, Laura Mvula has been nominated for the Mercury Prize, BBC Sound poll, the BRITs Critics Choice Award, two BRIT Awards in 2014 (British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act); winning an incredible two MOBO’s in 2013 (Best Female and Best R&B/Soul).

Tour Dates

12 April 2017

7:30 PM

Metro Theatre, Sydney


13 April 2017

7:30 PM

Melbourne Recital Centre



Mary J Blige

Bluesfest Touring is delighted to announce that the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. Blige will be visiting Sydney and Melbourne in April. The iconic Grammy Award winner, singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist is a defining voice of contemporary music.

Tour Dates

12 April 2017

8:00 PM

Hamer Hall, Melbourne



Miles Electric Band

Visiting Australia for the first time Miles Electric Band is a ten member, all-star concert that has been created in association with Miles Davis Properties LLC to bring his music to new generations. The group features Miles Davis alumni including Grammy nominee Robert Irving III, legendary Parliament Funkadelic guitarist Blackbyrd McKnight, Munyungo Jackson and Grammy winner Vince Wilburn, Jr. (Davis’ nephew) on drums.

Tour Dates

15 April 2017

7:00 PM

Hamer Hall, Melbourne



Nahko & Medicine For The People

Nahko and Medicine for the People return to Australia with their worldly blend of rock, hip-hop, and alt-folk, as well as their highly awaited third album Hoka!

Tour Dates

12 April 2017

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8:00 PM

170 Russell, Melbourne


13 April 2017

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7:00 PM

Metro Theatre, Sydney


16 April 2017

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7:00 PM

The Triffid, Brisbane



Nikki Hill

Raised in the church choir and steeped in R&B and garage rock rumble, Nikki Hill is a spitfire with the soul-drenched voice of Etta James and the tattooed, beehived-hair aura of Cramps’ guitarist Poison Ivy. This blues shouter and growler is a bona-fide rock’n’roll diva that has audiences wrapped around her finger.

Tour Dates

17 April 2017

7:30 PM

Newtown Social Club, Sydney



Patti Smith - Last EVER Show in Australia

Bluesfest Touring is proud to announce a once in a lifetime event. Such is the demand and adoration for Patti Smith in Australia that six dates across two capital cities have all but sold out. The final ever Australian performance for Patti Smith and Her Band will be held at Festival Hall Melbourne on Thursday April 20th, featuring Patti’s repertoire of originals and selected covers from across eleven studio albums and forty-three years of defining rock music. With Special Guest Courtney Barnett.

Tour Dates

20 April 2017

7:00 PM

Festival Hall, Melbourne



Patti Smith and her Band perform Horses

It has been eight years since Patti Smith ‘the godmother of punk’ last toured Australia, and nearly 41 years since the release of her first and most celebrated recording Horses. Horses was conceived to be, in her description, “three chord rock merged with the power of the word.”

Tour Dates

9 April 2017

7:30 PM

Sydney State Theatre


10 April 2017

7:30 PM

Sydney State Theatre


11 April 2017

7:30 PM

Sydney State Theatre


16 April 2017

8:30 PM

Hamer Hall, Melbourne


17 April 2017

8:30 PM

Hamer Hall, Melbourne


18 April 2017

7:00 PM

Arts Centre, State Theatre, Melbourne



Rhiannon Giddens

“Giddens explores the frontiers of Americana on a solo debut of phenomenal vocal power, effortlessly jumping between gospel holler, tender folk song and lachrymose country ballad.” - The Guardian

Tour Dates

8 April 2017

7:00 PM

Factory Theatre, Sydney


11 April 2017

7:00 PM

The Corner Hotel, Melbourne



Rickie Lee Jones

Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1979 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums.

Tour Dates

7 April 2017

7:30 PM

Melbourne Recital Centre


8 April 2017

7:30 PM

The Gov, Adelaide


9 April 2017

7:00 PM

The Basement, Sydney


10 April 2017

7:00 PM

The Basement, Sydney


13 April 2017

6:30 PM

Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns



Roy Ayers

Vibraphonist and vocalist Roy Ayers is known as the Godfather of Neo-Soul and is among the most respected jazz and R&B artists on the scene today.

Tour Dates

11 April 2017

7:00 PM

The Basement, Sydney


12 April 2017

7:00 PM

The Basement, Sydney



Slightly Stoopid

Based in the Ocean Beach neighbourhood of San Diego, California, Slightly Stoopid are known for their slabs of dubby bass, meditative vocal harmonies, rock-steady guitar licks and tightly syncopated percussive rhythms. “Slightly Stoopid is known for its groovy blend of funk, reggae, punk, & other styles.” - Rolling Stone

Tour Dates

13 April 2017

7:00 PM

The Manning Bar - Sydney


14 April 2017

7:00 PM

Prince Bandroom, Melbourne



Snarky Puppy

Snarky Puppy has gone from the best kept secret to one of the most respected names in instrumental music; seamlessly fusing a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition, with sonic and conceptual innovation in a way that is able to reach the most critical or most carefree audience.

Tour Dates

8 April 2017

4:00 PM

Melbourne Recital Centre


10 April 2017

6:15 PM

Enmore Theatre, Sydney



St. Paul and The Broken Bones

The St Paul & The Broken Bones sound can be described as a blazing mating of ‘60s soul fire – daubed with latter-day influences like Sly Stone, David Bowie, and Prince, that is centered around vocalist Paul Janeway’s impassioned singing and writing, along with the band’s brawny horn-driven sound.

Tour Dates

12 April 2017

7:30 PM

The Triffid, Brisbane


19 April 2017

7:30 PM

Metro Theatre, Sydney


20 April 2017

6:00 PM

170 Russell, Melbourne



The Lumineers

After a solid three years of touring six of the seven continents; including two Australian tours of sold-out performances; The Lumineers return with their eagerly anticipated second album Cleopatra.

Tour Dates

17 April 2017

7:00 PM

Sydney Opera House- Concert Hall


18 April 2017

8:00 PM

Sydney Opera House- Concert Hall


19 April 2017

8:00 PM

Arts Centre, State Theatre, Melbourne


22 April 2017

7:00 PM

Metro City, Perth



The Record Company

Founded in Los Angeles in 2011 The Record Company immediately took their hometown by storm, hailed by LA Weekly for “making bluesy music that would sound more at home in a sweaty, backwoods Mississippi juke joint.” They are a band who prides themselves on writing and playing raw, sincere Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Tour Dates

19 April 2017

7:30 PM

Newtown Social Club, Sydney


20 April 2017

8:00 PM

Northcote Social Club, Melbourne



The Strumbellas

When a crowd is singing along with the last chorus after hearing the song for the first time, and Twitter lights up with those same lyrics in the days following a performance, you know it's a song that connects.

Tour Dates

16 April 2017

8:00 PM

Northcote Social Club, Melbourne


17 April 2017

8:00 PM

Oxford Arts Factory



Trevor Hall

With his eclectic mix of acoustic rock, reggae and Sanskrit chanting – Trevor Hall projects a refreshingly universal message.

Tour Dates

12 April 2017

7:00 PM

Newtown Social Club, Sydney



Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue 2017

Bluesfest favourite Trombone Shorty is bringing his energetic fusion of funk/rock/jazz/hip-hop to back to Australia.

Tour Dates

10 April 2017

7:30 PM

Metro Theatre, Sydney


11 April 2017

7:30 PM

170 Russell, Melbourne



Turin Brakes

Turin Brakes will celebrate their Bluesfest debut in 2017, showcasing the band’s latest work from their seventh studio album Lost Property released in January 2016. One of the finest indie bands of the last decade Turin Brakes are still going strong after 16 years.

Tour Dates

12 April 2017

8:00 PM

Northcote Social Club, Melbourne



Vintage Trouble

"The band is the real deal, playing old-school rhythm and blues mixed with a bit of rock, pulling off some amazing stage antics and some outfits lifted right from the fifties." – The Scene Magazine

Tour Dates

9 April 2017

7:00 PM

170 Russell, Melbourne


12 April 2017

7:00 PM

Oxford Arts Factory



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